City Planning Director Bertoni to Open Economic Development Summit

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June 15, 2017
Vince Bertoni, the Planning Director for the City of Los Angeles, will offer the opening Keynote Address at the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit on June 22nd at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinemas. Reservations for the popular Hollywood Chamber of Commerce event are now being taken at  Admission is $50 per person for those reserving by June 19th. Thereafter the price jumps to $60.

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With more than 27 years of professional planning experience, Bertoni leads the largest city planning department in the nation. He is charged with developing policies that shape the future of the City and guide development decisions for a diverse and dynamic metropolis of over four-million people. Prior to his L.A. appointment, Bertoni was the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Pasadena, where he successfully managed that city’s planning program through a General Plan update.  He also served as Deputy Director for the City of Los Angeles previously and held lead planning posts for the cities of Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, and Malibu.

The theme for this year’s Summit is Building a Livable Hollywood: Work+Create+Live, Bertoni is expected to address how proper planning helps to make cities livable as well as the upcoming review of the proposed Hollywood Community Plan update.

The Chamber’s most popular annual publication, the Hollywood Development Update for 2017, will also be distributed at the conference with information about 92 projects in the pipeline for Hollywood.

There are still numerous opportunities for sponsorships in connection with the summit.

As of press time, the following sponsors have been identified: Diamond Level sponsors include Harridge Development Group, Rescore, and Strategic Legacy Investment Group, Inc.

Gold Level sponsors include American Commercial Equities, Avison Young, CIM Group, Counterintuity, Gensler, Gonzales Law Group, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, J.H. Snyder Co., JLL, Liner LLP, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Relevant Group, Robertson Properties Group, and Wilcon.

Silver Level sponsors include Ametron Audio/Video, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac, Birch Tree Properties LLC, City National Bank, Communitas Design LLC, Discover Hollywood Magazine, East Hollywood BID, Emerson College Los Angeles, Essex Property Trust, Inc., Faring, Fidelity Investments, Gathers Strategies, Handelman Consulting, Inc., Hart Realty Advisors, Hollywood Entertainment District, Kimpton Everly Hotel, LeFrak, Marathon Communications, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, Park & Velayos LLP, Park Plus, Inc., Pavemint, Selbert Perkins Design, Sunset & Vine BID, The Original Farmers Market, The Proper Companies, U.S. Bank, and Wood Partners.

Attendees will be among the first to receive their copy of the popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2017.

Raffle drawings to experience Hollywood will be held at the end of the event donated by Kimpton Everly Hotel and The Escape Hotel. Must be present to win.

Admission is $50 before Monday, June 19th, or $60 thereafter and at the door.
Discounted parking is available at ArcLight Cinemas with validation.

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The Economic Development Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce serves as the forum to generate and share ideas that can further the economic development mission of the Hollywood Chamber and guide Hollywood’s growth as the most dynamic, diverse and vibrant community in the Los Angeles area. The committee brings together regional thought leaders, public policy experts, private sector leaders and government officials in an effort to advance ideas and advocate for economic development and policies that will further the growth, development and sustainability of Hollywood’s diverse communities including business, residential, visitors, education and our community serving nonprofit organizations.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam of Hollywood Hotel, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit

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