This is the time of annual meetings – local, state and national. LWVPVP will
hold its annual local convention on a Saturday in early June. The date is not
finalized as we are waiting for information from our speaker. You will receive a
registration flyer as soon as the date is set. We will elect members to the Board
and pass a new budget. Please try to attend. Call me if you need a ride– League is always ready to carpool!
League is working on many issues. Among National’s lobbying efforts are gun
safety, election reform measures, and campaign finance. Some issues seem to
be continually demand our attention.
LWVC is addressing gun control, implementation of the Affordable Care Act,
and civic engagement. The State Board is also working on the revisions to our
initiative and referendum position based on the state study. That proposed
position will be presented at State Convention in May.
The Affordable Care Act was the topic of LWVPVP’s recent Coffee& Conversation meeting. Coming up on May 11 is a C&C on local education
issues. Don’t miss this important discussion – see the flyer in this Voter. Our
Land Use Committee is busy with several projects and issues. Their top
priorities for the coming months are: the chemical storage tanks off of Gaffey
and Anaheim, the Brick Walk project, and Ponte Vista.
In March, the PV League joined with Beach Cities and Torrance Area Leagues to
meeting with Congresswoman Janice Hahn. She gave us her perspective on
Washington as a relatively new
member of Congress. She
noted that local government is
non-partisan and it was a
change for her to move into
the heavily partisan politics of
Washington. She is trying to
promote bi-partisan accord
and has been successful in
working with a colleague to
form a bi-partisan caucus to
address issues relating to our
Local, regional, state or
national – there is always an
exciting issue to discuss and address. I hope all of you, as PV League
members, respond to the action requests from LWVC and LWVUS, and will be
part of our local discussions and activities.