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JEDE Committee Hearing 8/18/2009 – Part 4

The third and final panel of the hearing was titled, “Economic and Workforce Development in G-TEDA’s” and had the following panel of speakers:

• Clifford Weiss, Deputy Director for Economic Development, City of Los Angeles
• Timothy Kelley, President of Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation and past Chair of local workforce investment board
• Barry Broad, Legislative Advocate, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
• Sunaena Chhatry, Senior Policy Associate, EARN
• Shawn Guttersen, Vice President, BLT Enterprises

There was a certain amount of anticipation surrounding this panel because of comments made previously regarding the Enterprise Zone by Mr. Broad. He did not fail to entertain the crowd.

First up, Cliff Weiss from the City of Los Angeles:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 12 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

Timothy Kelley explained the significant difference the Enterprise Zone has made in the Imperial Valley:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 13 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

Before this next clip I am compelled to issue a warning. I try to run a family friendly blog here, so the material may be shocking to some. Certainly if you are at work or other public place you will want to be very careful with the volume control. By all means, this is not for children. At about 2:30 into the clip the Chairman has had enough and tries to bring the extreme rhetoric to a halt, but Mr. Broad persists:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 14 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

In the middle of Mr. Broad’s diatribe, Shawn Guttersen, who was scheduled to be the final speaker on the panel and who had been seated at the table with the rest of the panelists, got up and left. That left Ms. Chhatry to follow alone:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 15 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

The next clip is the wrap up of the third panel with questions from the Committee members:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 16 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

Then there was opportunity for additional public comments:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 17 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

And in the final clip, Chairman Perez wraps it up and sets the stage for subsequent hearings:

JEDE Committee Hearing 8-18-09 Clip 18 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

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