Now THIS Could Be Interesting! Friday, March 1!


Please join us at the Conference Center of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on March 1 in downtown Los Angeles! This is the event where we built the coalition and momentum to pass both Measures R (2008) and M (2016), and this year we have another proposition—a 4-county ballot measure to dump diesel and conquer climate change! (Note LA Mayor Eric Garcetti once said we stage the biggest panels in the known universe!) Register HERE.


7:30 a.m.  NETWORKING w/delicious hot breakfast + coffee = reason to come on over early! (See menu below!)

8:30 a.m.  WELCOME  Move LA Director Denny Zane and Board Chair Marlene Grossman

9:00 a.m.  KEYNOTE  LA Metro CEO Phil Washington on congestion pricing, free transit and more!

9:20 a.m.  PANEL#1 REBUILDING TRANSIT RIDERSHIP IN LA COUNTY  CA Sen. Ben Allen (Chair, Environmental Quality) • CA Sen. Holly Mitchell (Chair, Senate Budget) • Asm. Chris Holden, (Chair, Asm. Utilities and Energy) • Mike Fong (President, LA Community College District Board of Trustees) • Margaret Quinones-Perez (Chair, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees) • UCLA Professor Emeritus Donald Shoup • UCLA graduate student Romel Lopez • Devon Deming (Director, LA Metro Commute Services) • Stephanie Ramirez (AARP Associate State Director) • Lillibeth Navarro (Executive Director, CALIF) • Brandi Orton (Government Relations Director, St. Barnabus Senior Services)

10:45 a.m.  BREAK

10:45 a.m.  PANEL#2 PROTECTING AND BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEAR TRANSIT W/O DISPLACEMENT  Cynthia Strathmann (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, SAJE) • Mariana Huerta Jones (Alliance for Community Transit Los Angeles, ACT-LA) • Natalie Hernandez (Climate Resolve) • Larry Kosmont (Kosmont Companies) • Cecilia Estolano (Estolano LeSar Advisors) • Sue Himmelrich (Western Center on Law and Poverty)

12 Noon  LUNCH KEYNOTES:  CA Sen. Kevin de Leon (former CA Senate President Pro Tem) • Mary Nichols (Chair, California Air Resources Board)

12:30 p.m.  PANEL#3 VISION 2020: DUMP DIESEL, CONQUER CLIMATE CHANGE, ENHANCE METROLINK & CLEAN TRANSIT ACROSS REGION  CA Sen. Fran Pavley (Ret.) • Stephanie Wiggins (CEO, Metrolink) • Ron Miller (Executive Secretary, LA-OC Building & Construction Trades Council) • Danny Curtin (Director, California Council of Carpenters) •  Cesar Diaz (Legislative & Political Director, CA State Building Trades) • John Hakel (Director, SoCal Partnership for Jobs) • John Boesel (President & CEO, Calstart) • David Grannis (Founder & CEO, pointC, LLC) • Joe Lyou (President & CEO, Coalition for Clean Air and Governor's Appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board) • Marc Carrel (President & CEO of BREATHE California of LA and also of Emphysema Foundation of America) • Adrian Martinez (Staff Attorney, Earth Justice) • mark! Lopez (Executive Director, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice) • Quentin Foster (Director of California Climate, Environmental Defense Fund) • Dawn Wilson (Manager of Air, Climate & Transportation Electrification Policy, SoCal Edison) • Tanya Peacock (Public Policy & Planning Manager, SoCal Gas) • Todd Campbell (VP of Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Clean Energy Fuels) • Rory Stewart (Policy & Program Associate, LA Business Council) • Tracy Hernandez (CEO of BizFed).


*Breakfast menu: Seasonal fresh fruit, fluffy scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crispy bacon, scones & assorted pastries, butter and preserves, orange juice, freshly brewed coffee and assortment of teas.

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