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Councilmember O'Farrell to Report on Hollywood Progress at Annual Luncheon

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January 18, 2018
The Annual State of Hollywood with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell has sold out! Reelected last year to a second term on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 13th Council District, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell will have a lot to report at his fifth State of Hollywood address on Thursday, January 25th. 

People interested in attending this event can send a request to be added to the waiting list by emailing events@hollywoodchamber.net

“Every year, we encourage people to be sure and make their reservations early,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “This event is usually a sell-out. We again expect a lot of interest.”

This year’s luncheon will again be held at the Taglyan Cultural Center, 1201 N. Vine Street, with networking beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon following at 12 noon. 

O’Farrell has built a solid reputation as a councilman who understands the importance of maintaining a healthy business climate. He led the fight to be sure that the City Council considered business impacts before voting to raise the minimum wage. He was the first councilman to go on the record opposing Measure S, the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, that would have slapped a building moratorium on Los Angeles. He is working to create opportunities for more affordable housing, and also championed reforms to help small, neighborhood businesses that drive the local economy. He is also leading the effort to get a new community plan adopted for Hollywood. 

The Councilman’s district is the most diverse in the City, including the neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown, Rampart Village and Silverlake.

He understands the importance of Hollywood, its history, and its brand as a unique one-of-a-kind destination for the rest of the world, said Gubler, who noted that “He is working to enhance Hollywood’s reputation as a world-class neighborhood in which to live, do business and visit. He promotes that it is an economic driver for the rest of L.A. as the entertainment capital of the world and a worldwide destination for tourists.”

Council President Herb Wesson assigned Mitch as Chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Parks, and Los Angeles River Committee; Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee; and a committee member of the Information, Technology and General Services; as well as the Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committees. He also served on the ad hoc committee for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Presenting Sponsors as of press deadlines are Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and Variety. Platinum Level sponsor is The Rise Hollywood. Gold Level sponsors include DLA Piper LLP, Dynamic Development, Emerson College Los Angeles, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc, Managed Career Solutions, Inc., Millennium Partners, Nederlander/Pantages Theatre, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Pictures, Taglyan Complex. Silver Level sponsors include ABS Properties, Inc., American Commercial Equities, LLC, Associated Television International, Champion Real Estate Company, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CIM Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Faring, FilmL.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, LLC, Hollywood Hotel, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, LaTerra Development, LLC, Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, The Original Farmers Market, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Pavemint LLC, Related California, Starline Tours, Trammell Crow Company, Uncommon Developers, US Bank, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, The Walt Disney Company.
 
For information about sponsoring the luncheon, contact Kaylee Kiecker.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 97 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, 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.

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