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January 29, 2018
CR Cochrane announces intent to declare candidacy for CA 45th Assembly District
On Monday, January 29, 2018, local San Fernando Valley resident and longtime community activist CR Cochrane announced that she intends to run for the California 45th Assembly District during the upcoming Special Election to take place on April 3, 2018.
January 24, 2018
CR Cochrane visits Los Angeles Job Corps
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, CR Cochrane spent time with students from the Los Angeles Job Corps which specializes in working with young adults in education and training. The Job Corps has partnered with the USC-Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement to help the participants learn about financial responsibility.
January 23, 2018
CR Cochrane visits affordable housing site with League of Women Voters
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, CR Cochrane spent time with the Los Angeles chapter of the League of Women Voters to visit the Abode Communities affordable housing site located in Van Nuys. Cochrane was also joined by members of Neighborhood Councils from Canoga Park, West Hills, and Woodland Hills. The guests all toured the facilities and were led by Abode President and CEO Robin Hughes.
February 11, 2018
CR Cochrane joins LA City's annual Sustainability Alliance Retreat
CR Cochrane enjoyed a Sunday afternoon learning about the connection between sustainability, resilience and our natural resources. The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance was formed in 2014 to lead the public in an awareness campaign about environmental issues through public forums and events. The sustainability Alliance Retreat, (held at Reseda Neighborhood Council), was designed to better inform the public about advocacy within their mission to educate the public, share best practices and present community action on issues such as the drought, the reduction of carbon pollution or climate action. Their goal is to build sustainable communities that are planet friendly and disaster resilient all across the City of Los Angeles. Special thanks go out to Joe Phillips of Reseda Neighborhood Council and the Sierra Club, Julie Ha Truong of Envision Consulting, Shelley Levin Billik of EcoBiz & recycLA, & Retreat organizer Ernie Hidalgo.
February 8, 2018
CR Cochrane attends VANC meeting to introduce Candidates for California's 45th district Assembly.
VANC (The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils), chaired by founding member and DWP Commissionor Jill Banks Barad, sponsored a Candidate introduction for California's 39th & 45th Assembly Districts. CR Cochrane (a candidate for District 45), spoke about her plans to ensure that the Homeless population within the West SFV are included within the Valley Shelter Winter busing system. She recommended restorative justice as a viable inclusion for our current criminal justice system; she noted her long time career as a public servant, and she briefly discussed how her ability to boldly advocate will come in handy when dealing with developers & city officials gearing towards more affordable housing for "baby boomers" & "millennials".