CD 12 Conversations with Councils Tours the New Operation Gratitude FOB
Posted by Councilmember Englander on October 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM
On Thursday, over 30 representatives from the ten neighborhood councils throughout Council District 12 took part in what has become a much-anticipated tradition in the North West San Fernando Valley – the Council District 12 and the Conversations with Councils.
Designed to provide the CD12 neighborhood council membership the opportunity to expand their repertoire of information regarding relevant social and political issues and provide access to the respective City agencies and departments designated to address these challenges, this regular meeting has become a cornerstone in providing understanding of complex topics for our neighborhood council membership.
The event was hosted by Operation Gratitude, a non-profit oganization dedicated to providing care packages for Military members and First Responders. The Neighborhood Council members were given the opportunity to make care packages expressing their appreciation to those who serve our nation and were treated to an engaging dialogue that touched upon keystone issues in the city involving the Department of Building and Safety and the Department of City Planning.
Thank you to the General Manager of the Department of Building and Safety Frank Bush and Director of Planning Vincent P. Bertoni for an informative discussion of vital issues which effect our communities. A special thanks to Carolyn Blashek and her incredible staff for their time and commitment. It was undeniably a powerful event that will not soon be forgotten.
For more information on how you can volunteer for Operation Gratitude, go to www.operationgratitude.com.