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LEAGUE ACTIVITIES

LEAGUE ACTIVITIES

PROGRAM PLANNING 2018

What are our top priorities? Which policies would you like to learn more about and advocate for? Program planning is your opportunity to make your voices heard. One of the most important things we do to start the New Year is to identify what activities/issues/subjects to concentrate on in the coming years. Grassroots program planning is a unique League feature. The program planning meeting is an every-member opportunity to review existing League positions and select the issues upon which the League will spend time, talent, energy and money.

We need your thoughts, your ideas and your opinions at the program planning meeting. This meeting is when we decide if new studies are needed or if old positions need to be updated. Dropping a position is also an option. We look at all levels. We also look at local issues to decide what we wish to focus on and if we want to make a local formal study and position on anything. Our positions are core to the League and our role as as a leader in advocacy and education nationwide. We follow legislation at county, state and national levels and lobby or take action on positions we hold. This yearly review helps us to prepare to have a meaningful organization that represents all of you. During the process, members have the opportunity to organize support for topics of concern.

Come to this meeting and be part of selecting issues that are important, lively and relevant, and important to you, and ensure that the League will have an impact on the significant policy issues facing our community, our state and our country. Help us set the course for our action and your participation for the coming year!

One of the program proposals we will be considering is Artificial Intelligence and its economic and social impacts. Please review this information before the meeting and let us know what you think:

1. Program Proposal - Artificial Intelligence 2. The Time For a National Study On AI Is NOW 3. The Economic Impacts Of Artificial Intelligence

ANNUAL ELECTED OFFICIALS RECEPTION

The League of Women Voters of Palos Verdes Peninsula/San Pedro once again teamed with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to host the Annual Elected Officials Reception. On November 17, 2017, League members gathered at the Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes to meet state and local elected officials and to thank them for their time and their service to our community. It was standing room only!

The League was honored to welcome  State Senator Ben Allen  State Senator Steve Bradford  State Assembly member Al Muratsuchi  County Supervisor Janice Hahn and elected officials from the cities of Palos Verdes Estates Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates, the Palos Verdes Library District and the Palos Verdes Unified School District.

This event is a very special opportunity for our community to say "Thank You" to our elected officials for their service. Each one of our elected officials gives their time, their energy and their talents to make our community a better place to live and work. They sacrifice personal time, family time and economic opportunities to serve us. We are honored to the opportunity to have them join us for this special event, and we are honored to have them as our representatives.

CANDIDATE FORUMS

The League recently hosted a forum for the 2017 PVHA Board of Directors Election Candidates.

View the forum here: Part 1 -

Part 2 -

COMMUNITY FORUM - PVPUSD Master Facilities Plan

Join us on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 from 3-5 pm, for a conversation with Dr. Don Austin, Superintendent of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, about the District's Master Facilities Plan. Come learn about the District's development of a comprehensive Master Plan document for each school site within the District identifying comprehensive repair and renovation projects, building and site enhancement projects, and an estimate of probable costs associated with each campus Master Plan Project. LOCATION: RIDGECREST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MPR, 28915 Northbay Road,Rancho Palos Verdes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Community Forum

2017 Annual TriLeague Meeting

Join the League of Women Voters of the Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Peninsula/San Pedro and Torrance Area for the Annual TriLeague Meeting on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Depot Restaurant. Our keynote speaker will be Harold Williams, President of the Board of Directors of the West Basin Municipal Water District, who be will speaking on the subject of - Water, Water Everywhere + Protecting Against Water Scarcity. For further information - 2017 Annual TriLeague Meeting RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Make it Fair Campaign

LWV California is supporting the "Make it Fair" campaign for reform of taxation of commercial property in California - so you may be interested in this presentation in the LA League office on June 25. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to bblunch@lwvlosangeles.org.

Make it Fair Campaign