October 9, 2017

Erik Nasarenko, Mayor
Neil Andrews, Deputy Mayor
Cheryl Heitman, Council Member
Matt LaVere, Council Member
James L. Monahan, Council Member
Mike Tracy, Council Member
Christy Weir, Council Member

Re: City District Elections

Greetings from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) District 17. We are the largest and oldest civil rights organization in the country. One of our core principles is the civic engagement of Latinos in their communities.

We are pleased to offer comment this evening in support of your consideration of adoption of the Resolution proposed on your agenda.

There is nothing more significant than the active engagement of a city’s residents in the decisions within their neighborhoods and the broader community of our county, state, and nation.

I don’t need to offer this council any advice on doing the right thing for democracy. I bring congratulations from LULAC District 17 that you have the forsight to make the next leap in service to Ventura residents.

LULAC District 17 offers whatever support you may need and seeks to represent all community residents in achieving fair and active representation for the betterment of the City of Ventura.

Best Regards,
Laura Espinosa
District Director
District 17


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