Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tonight: A Fireside Chat with Stephen Box

Descending into LAX
Between company holiday parties and last minute gift buying, try to squeeze in this important event tonight. I'm hosting a Fireside Chat at Taylor De Cordoba with Stephen Box, candidate for Los Angeles City Council. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be inspired by Stephen's vision. There will be refreshments, wine and beer as well as an excellent exhibition of new works on paper by Kyle Field. I hope YOU can make it!

Fireside Chat with Stephen Box: Community Organizer - Transportation Activist - Candidate for Los Angeles City Council

Wednesday, December 15 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Taylor De Cordoba
2660 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Stephen Box is a first-time candidate, newly-minted American citizen and a veteran of civic engagement, community campaigns and grassroots politics.

Seeking the fourth district seat, Box's “Moving Forward” campaign is a vision-driven, active solution alternative to traditional City Hall politics. You can learn more about Stephen's vision for Los Angeles at his website:

Join us for cocktails, light appetizers & candid conversation on city politics.

We're requesting a $50 donation towards the Box for City Council 2011 campaign to get Stephen Box elected. Please make check payable to Box for City Council 2011 and write in the memo Campaign ID #1328214. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds, so if you can donate less or more, all your support is appreciated and welcome!

Some people asked me to provide additional informationa about Stephen's platform. It has 4 key features:

A Vision that Connects: The City of Los Angeles must make connectivity the foundation of our Great City commitment, from streets that work to engaging the public in City Hall, from partnering with neighboring cities to connecting with federal and state funding sources, it's time for Los Angeles to connect with its destiny as a Great City and CD4 is the place to start.

A Plan that Endures: The City of Los Angeles must bring its vision to life with a General Plan that endures. The people of L.A. can no longer afford to live in an environment where they are forced to sit by as growth follows the whims of outside developers. CD4 is attractive to developers for all the wrong reasons and it is imperative that the community grow according to a "plan that endures."

A Budget that Sustains: The City of Los Angeles must develop and implement a budget that is based on a commitment to the city's vision and plan. CD4 is an abundantly diverse community with a vigorous economy and it is imperative that the city's budget commit to supporting the quality of life with a commitment to performance, efficiency and effectiveness.

A City that Works: The City of Los Angeles must put people first, engaging them, serving them, and evaluating performance based on the delivery of city services. There is no better time than now for L.A. to move from a complaint-driven system to a standards-driven city, one that delivers on its vision, commitment and potential. Most of all, L.A.'s greatest asset is its people. It's time for the City of L.A. to make its priority putting people to work, starting with CD4.

If you're inspired to make a donation ($5, $500 or anywhere in between), and you're not able to come to the fundraiser on tonight, you can donate at his website:

or you can send a check to

Box for City Council 2011
5629 Hollywood Blvd.
P.O. BOX 44
Hollywood, CA 90028

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!

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