Councilmember Bob Blumenfield was profiled in the most recent edition of "Advocacy & Action", a newsletter published by the Central City Association of Los Angeles, highlighting a September talk with CCA's Executive Committee:
In September, newly-elected Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield addressed CCA’s Executive Committee on his priorities in office and his overall philosophical approach to good governance. In his introductory remarks, Councilmember Blumenfield stressed that the “essence of good government” means “getting to yes.”
Sean Foley, U.S. Bank; Rob Jernigan, Gensler; Carol Schatz, CCA; Councilmember Bob Blumenfield; Martha Escutia, USC; Tim McOsker, Mayer Brown.
While he acknowledged that government is not the answer to every problem, he stated that good governance has the potential to be a catalyst for positive change, especially when government works with the private sector to foster new jobs and economic growth.
Having experience chairing the Budget Committee while serving in the California State Assembly, Blumenfield promised to work with the business community, along with his colleagues on City Council, to address issues ranging from blight to development reform. Furthermore, Blumenfield added that he would utilize his position as Chair of the Innovation, Technology & General Services Committee, to focus public resources on improving city infrastructure and streets in order to improve the quality of life and economic well-being throughout the City.
CCA would like to thank Councilmember Bob Blumenfield for his remarks. We would also like to thank Thomas Sayles and Martha Escutia from the University of Southern California (USC) for hosting the luncheon.