NEWS FROM DON KNABE
Supervisor, Fourth District
County of Los Angeles
822 Hahn Hall of Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David A. Sommers
(213) 453-6446 (cell)
KNABE, SUPERVISORS TO MEET WITH FEDERAL LEADERS
LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2009 – Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is in Washington, D.C. this week, leading the County’s annual legislative meetings with federal lawmakers. Over the next three days, the Board of Supervisors will meet with members of the California Congressional delegation, federal agencies, and other key decision makers.
Among the County’s top federal priorities this year are the reopening of MLK Hospital, healthcare reform, response to the Swine Flu, climate change impact on Los Angeles County, funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and the continued development of an interoperable communications system that will allow public safety agencies to easily communicate with each other during a local disaster.
Supervisor Knabe will also be discussing the continuation of the C-17 program at Boeing’s Long Beach Plant, the need for additional dredging in Marina del Rey, and securing federal workforce investment funding in order to create temporary local jobs in Los Angeles County.
Supervisor Knabe will be available to discuss the County’s federal priorities with members of the media while he is in Washington, D.C. He can be reached through press secretary David Sommers, (213) 453-6446, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Supervisor Knabe also has a dedicated section of his website, containing video blogs about the County’s federal priorities, and downloadable copies of the issue papers. The site is available at www.knabe.com or www.knabe.com/dc.