In 2010, total trade between Los Angeles and Mexico City reached $2.2 billion – the most of any two metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Mexico.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti visited Mexico City with a delegation of city managers and executives for the first international trade mission of his administration. UCLA, a vital part of the conversation, was represented by Professor Edward E. Leamer, Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast and our Government & Community Relations staff.
The UCLA Volunteer Center, a department of Government & Community Relations, is excited to participate in the launch of UCLA Spark, an online crowdfunding platform that allows multiple donors to contribute small amounts toward a specific project. The Center hopes to raise $15,000 by March 19 to fund ten One Bus, One Cause projects.
Thank you to everyone that attended the inaugural Joint Higher Education Reception that was held at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) on February 6, 2014. It was a very successful event in partnership with CSUN, College of the Canyons, Pierce College, LA Valley College and Mission College. The participating elected officials at the reception were: Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; Los Angeles City Council members Bob Blumenfield, Mitchell Englander, Paul Krekorian, Felipe Fuentes, and Nury Martinez; Assembly members Adrin Nazarian, Scott Wilk, and Senator Fran Pavley.
During the spring, G&CR will be doing advocacy meetings in the district with members of congress and state legislators. Additionally, we will be conducting a number of candidate forums at the local, state and federal levels of government for open seats. The primary election will be held on June 3, 2014 and the general election will be held on November on November 4, 2014. Additional details on these events will be released soon.
Thank you for your support as an advocate for UCLA and public higher education. If you have not joined Bruin Caucus, please do so.
Keith S. Parker
Government & Community Relations
Assistant Vice Chancellor