Santa Monica College
Public Policy Institute
Fall Kick-Off Gala!

Eavesdropping on Leadership

You are invited to an informal and wide-ranging conversation between former Speaker of the California Assembly and current Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa and former Speaker of the California Assembly and current nominee for Congress, Karen Bass, moderated by Institute Founding Director and former California State Senator Sheila Kuehl.

Public policy, in a representative democracy, is often formulated and adopted by a small group of people, but impacts the daily lives of millions of Californians. Please join us as the Public Policy Institute explores how policy is made, factors that influence or affect decision-making, and how individuals, organizations and local governments can participate to get a word in edgewise.

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
6:30-9 p.m. / The Broad Stage
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Program begins

For more information about the SMC Public Policy Institute and its activities, please send email to or call (310) 434-4303. Seating is limited! Please RSVP BY PHONE: (310) 434-4003 or BY EMAIL: with number of guests attending.

No charge for admission or parking.

The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 /

The Broad parking lot is open for this event (enter on Santa Monica Blvd. just west of 11th Street) but may fill up. Additional parking is available 3 blocks west at the Santa Monica Public Library, 7th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. The cost at the library after 6 p.m. is one dollar per hour. To drive directly to the Library, exit the I-10 West at Lincoln Blvd. and turn right. Proceed north to Santa Monica Blvd. and turn left. Proceed west to 7th Street and turn right, then turn left into the library parking structure. Parking meters on Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and Broadway are inactive after 6 p.m. DO NOT PARK on residential streets, as they are in preferential parking zones. on residential streets, as they are in preferential parking zones.

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Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees:
Judge David Finkel (Ret.), Chair; Dr. Andrew Walzer, Vice Chair; Dr. Susan Aminoff; Dr. Nancy Greenstein; Louise Jaffe; Dr. Margaret R. Quiñones-Perez; Rob Rader; Michael Song, Student Trustee; Dr. Chui L. Tsang, Superintendent/President