The LJDC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, February 9, 2020
2 - 4:30 pm
Pros and Cons of Measure C (The Convention Center Expansion)
A discussion moderated by Cory Briggs, candidate for San Diego City Attorney
Speaking Against Measure C will be Michael McConnell
Speaking in Favor of Measure C will be Stephen Russell
Michael McConnell, a San Diego businessman became interested in addressing homelessness. Rather than approaching his philanthropy as an individual, charitable endeavor, Michael connected with other philanthropists and local and national leaders, to establish a thriving Funders Together affiliate in San Diego. These conversations prompted him to focus on improving data and research as fundamental to addressing homelessness in San Diego.
Stephen Russell, a graduate of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design and a 23-year history working in community and economic development in the Mid-City region of San Diego. He has served and advised on many boards relating to housing and other issues such as redevelopment, infrastructure financing, and small business support. He's currently a Board Member of Civic San Diego, Housing California, and the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA).
Additionally, at the meeting there will be a Kickoff for the La Jolla GO (Grassroots Organizing) Team. Lead by a GO Team Staff organizer, they will be doing voter contact and handing out the official County Democratic Party Voting Recommendations Door-hanger for the March 3rd Primary Election. Hopefully, a few of our club members who are not already doing so, may be inspired to work the precinct around their homes.
Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
The La Jolla Democratic Club is dedicated to voter education and supporting Democratic campaigns. Founded in 1956, it continues to be a group committed to furthering the principles, candidates and causes of the Democratic Party. The Club members are involved in grass root organizing for numerous campaigns, organizations, projects and causes.