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SCG Partnership with Town Hall LA: Two Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Great news! As part of our efforts to connect you with more high-profile speakers and leaders, SCG is partnering with Town Hall Los Angeles to present two dynamic events. Founded in 1937, Town Hall LA is one of the nation’s top leadership forums, providing a nonpartisan platform for discussing solutions to issues that affect all Angelenos.

SCG members will receive the discounted Town Hall member rate of $55 to participate in these upcoming events with LA leaders:  

Return on Investment: How Open Data is Bringing Accountability and Transparency to City Hall with Ron Galperin, Controller, City of Los Angeles
Thursday, June 26, 2014
As City Controller, Ron Galperin is the chief auditor and accounting officer of the City of Los Angeles. It is his responsibility to oversee how the city collects its revenues, manages its contracts and expenses, and protects the city from fraud and abuses. LA is looking at budget deficits in excess of $200 million for at least the next three years. Pension costs now account for 20% of the city’s expenses. And according to the recently released Los Angeles 2020 Commission report, Los Angeles has not added a single new job in 20 years. Given Galperin’s campaign objectives of creating jobs, implementing cost savings strategies, negotiating more cost effective contracts and addressing waste and fraud in the city budget, what has been achieved in his first year in office? Register here.

A Glimpse into Our Energy Future with Ted Craver, Chairman, President and CEO, Edison International
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Which electricity source will dominate our energy future? Since the California Solar Initiative launched in 2007, solar power generators have been installed on more than 130,000 California homes and businesses. This phenomenon, known as “distributed energy,” promises to fundamentally change the electric power system of the future. The job for utilities today is how to best manage the technical and financial challenges while facilitating this distributed energy future and providing customers with more choices. What might the electric grid of the future look like, and how will these changes affect electricity consumers in their homes and businesses? Ted Craver, who has been positioning Edison International to adapt to this new energy reality, will share his outlook and discuss how the utility will continue to serve its 14 million customers. Register here. 

Please check the event pages on the SCG website for detailed instructions on how to register at the discounted rate.

I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming programs! Please feel free to contact me at any time with thoughts on how to enhance your SCG member experience and elevate the work of our philanthropic community.


Christine Essel
President and CEO