Make It Fair Town Hall on October 7

MIF_TownHall_Flier

Prop 13 Reform – Make It Fair Town Hall on October 7

Featured Speakers: State Senator Holly Mitchell and Torie Osborn, Deputy to Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

October 7, 10AM – Noon
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
2215 S. Grand St., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Did you know that the land that Disney Headquarters sits on is assessed at $5.49/square foot, while the land for a house across the street is assessed at $39.12 per square foot? And that as long as Disney Corporation continues to own that land, that assessment will increase only by 2% per year?

People who voted for Proposition 13 probably never expected that large corporations would be the biggest beneficiaries. Non-residential commercial property now accounts for only about 28% of property tax revenue in the state of California. If commercial property was reassessed on a regular basis, that would mean more than $9 Billion per year in additional revenue for school districts and local governments.

The League of Women Voters of California is part of the Make It Fair Coalition, which is advocating for Proposition 13 reform by establishing a “split roll” requiring regular reassessment of commercial properties.

Come find out more about this effort by attending the Town Hall on October 7.

The Cost of Healthcare

PeterMendelHeaderOctober 5, 2017
Women’s City Club
Slideshow is here

Our morning speaker will be Peter Mendel, PhD, a Senior Sociologist at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research institute based in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Mendel is no stranger to healthcare topics. His research has focused on change and improvement in healthcare systems, from evaluations of national programs (such as the National ActionPlan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections) to local initiatives (such as engaging low-income communities in Los Angeles to improve access and quality of depression care). He has also conducted international research comparing the experiences of leading hospitals in the United States and Europe on sustaining efforts to improve quality and safety. A common interest throughout his work is to understand how local providers of healthcare and related services respond to broader changes in policy, industry, and social trends, and how those responses affect both the quality and value of health services on which we rely, as well as the health and well-being of communities.