Hollywood in the News
Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Eric Garcetti for Mayor
Published February 5th, 2013
For Immediate Release
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ana Martinez, 323-468-1376 Nicole Shahenian, 323-785-1762
VP, Media Relations VP, Public Policy
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PAC ENDORSES COUNCILMEMBER ERIC GARCETTI FOR MAYOR
HOLLYWOOD, CA – February 4, 2013 –The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today for Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti.
"The Chamber PAC is proud to announce its support of Eric Garcetti to be L.A.’s next Mayor. Eric's leadership on job creation, public safety and neighborhood services have been a key driver of Hollywood's dramatic turnaround. Eric's district is number one in job creation and he brings to the race proven results in cutting red tape and revitalizing neighborhoods with innovative solutions," said Chamber PAC Chair Sam Smith.
Smith noted that Hollywood is seeing more investment today than it has in four decades, and lauded Garcetti's hands-on work to bring the W Hotel to the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine and to negotiate disputes that threatened the new Emerson College film school in Hollywood.
"Eric has done an excellent job representing Hollywood, especially when it comes to helping small businesses open and improving neighborhoods. We know first-hand his tireless passion and commitment for not just Hollywood, but all of Los Angeles," he added.
Garcetti has a reputation for innovation and as a leader on key citywide issues. He spearheaded the nation’s largest affordable housing trust fund, the elimination of the city's business tax for 60% of businesses, has helped bring thousands of new high wage jobs to Los Angeles and his district, and wrote and championed the nation's local largest clean water initiative.
"I am honored to have the support of the Hollywood Chamber. By working together, we've been able to create the economic revitalization and neighborhood improvements that Hollywood needed to come back. I am running for Mayor to create jobs and solve problems across Los Angeles, like we've done in Hollywood and throughout my district," said Councilman Garcetti.
The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on March 5th. For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac
For further information about the Eric Garcetti for Mayor campaign, please visit: http://www.ericgarcetti.com/
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About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at local, state, and federal levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac