SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

October 27, 2009 18:25 ET

City Attorney Trutanich Shares His Vision With TOWN HALL Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - "A Vision for a Better, Safer Los Angeles" will be the topic of a keynote address to be delivered by LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy.

Sworn in to office on July 1, 2009, Trutanich will expound on his vision of issues currently facing the city including medical marijuana dispensary sites and what happens next; gang violence injunctions, grafitti and vandalism; City Hall philosophy: governance, transparency, accountability, and civil litigation issues or lawsuits brought against the city.

On what his department can do about homelessness in downtown Los Angeles, Trutanich stated, "We tend to drive away from Downtown and forget that there are lives that we leave behind. We've got to make it more important that people remember there are people here, human beings that want to retain some sort of dignity. I'm in the position to see what the law allows us to do… We need some enforcement, don't get me wrong, but we need a hand and not a heavy hand."

With more than 500 lawyers and 1,000 employees overall, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is among the largest government legal offices in the country. It is the third-largest government law office in California, following the Attorney General's Office and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

In 1998, Trutanich formed Trutanich-Michel, LLP, where he worked as an attorney focusing on environmental litigation. Upon completing his law degree at South Bay University College of Law, Trutanich went to work for the LA County District Attorney's Office, in the Hard Core Gang Division. Trutanich earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Southern California.

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When: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
      12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Program

Where: National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
       111 North Central Avenue
       Los Angeles, CA 90012

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