Advisory for April 2, 2007

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents: Solutions for our City

Mayor Villaraigosa and Distinguished Speakers to Address Key Issues
Facing Los Angeles

WHAT:  UCLA Anderson Forecast Economists will release their quarterly update of the economic outlook for the Nation, California and regions within California. Prominent speakers will discuss the future of Los Angeles and identify solutions to issues such as education, wages, transportation, affordable housing, land use and poverty. Two special panel topics include “Work and Play in L.A.,” and “Getting to Work and Play in L.A.”

WHO:  The Economic Forecast for the Nation, State and Los Angeles:

Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Ryan Ratcliff, economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles


Richard Riordan, former Mayor, City of Los Angeles
William Ouchi, professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Russell Goldsmith, CEO, City National Bank
Elise Buik, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Philip S. Hart, executive director, ULI Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel, Councilmember, President Pro Tempore of the L.A. City Council
Matthew Kahn, professor, UCLA, Institute of the Environment
Guy Mehula, chief facilities executive, Los Angeles Unified School District
Michael Christensen, Deputy executive director, Port of Los Angeles

WHEN:  7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2007

7-8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Conference

WHERE: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA


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