Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2008
Bernard C. Parks will be joined by Second Supervisorial District residents, community leaders, volunteers and area elected officials for his "Community Kick-off," launching the next stretch of his campaign for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors , Second District.
WHAT: Bernard C. Parks Community Kick-Off
WHEN: Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Campaign Headquarters, 3734 Crenshaw Blvd, L.A. 90016
WHO: - Councilman Bernard C. Parks
- Community residents, leaders and volunteers
- Area Elected Officials
Parks was elected to the City of Los Angeles' Eight District in 2003 and served as Los Angeles' Chief of Police from 1997 to 2002. He will take his independent leadership style of local government accountability and fiscal responsibility to the County. "I look forward to working in partnership with the community, my colleagues and county employees to address the complex issues facing the County - such as its healthcare, foster care and youth probation systems," said Parks.
In response to his constituents, Parks has introduced landmark measures improving the quality of life for youth, working families and community. This includes his recent motion to bring the County's successful graffiti initiative to the City; Youth Prevention and Intervention (PIE) program at Crenshaw High School; Youth Jobs and Career Fair; neighborhood beautification; City's gasoline sales tax for speed humps and paved alleys; regulations for permits for specific businesses such as materials and processing facilities, and more.. As Chief of Police, Parks established the "Officer Accountability Policy," and a Citizen Complaint System. Under Parks, Los Angeles homicides fell by 45 percent, rape dropped by nearly 20 percent and robbery declined by more than 45 percent. Parks Chairs the city's Budget and Finance Committee, and sits on the Public Safety Committee, MTA and others.