Valley community issues, transportation needs to be focus of two events

Meetings to be held Thursday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 26

October 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – San Fernando Valley residents are invited to a pair of upcoming events to discuss community issues and looming transportation needs on Thursday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 26.

The first event, a “community briefing” sponsored by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley, is to review quality-of-life concerns and will be held at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Guest speakers will focus on key issues such as transportation, water and emergency preparedness.

The second is a look at the Valley’s unmet transportation needs. Titled the Transportation Summit 2015 and sponsored by Hertzberg, the Valley Economic Alliance and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, this will be held at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.  The summit theme is “It’s Our Turn: The Valley’s Unmet Transportation Needs.”

Both events begin at 8 a.m. and will last about two hours.


  • WHO: Sens. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and, at the Tarzana community briefing, Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills.
    • A community briefing to discuss issues critical to residents of the San Fernando Valley, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. RSVP to or call 818 901-5588 by Oct. 20.
    • The Valley’s Unmet Transportation Needs summit will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at the Jean and David Fleming Education Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, 15107 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. More online at RSVP to by Oct. 21.
  • WHY: The community briefing will be an opportunity for residents to voice concerns about issues affecting their quality of life. The Transportation Summit will highlight the Valley’s unmet transportation needs, explore proposed solutions and discuss funding that would be required.



To read an Oct. 6, 2015 Los Angeles Daily News editorial on why now is the time for the San Fernando Valley to win its share of transportation funding, click HERE:

To read a Sept. 28, 2015 Los Angeles Daily News story on what the Valley can expect to receive from a possible extension of a transit tax known as Measure R2, including Hertzberg’s comments on how the Valley currently is receiving an inadequate level of service, click HERE:


SPECIAL NOTE: Both events are open to the public. On Oct. 22, free validated parking is available at Tarzana Hospital. On Oct. 26, free validated parking is at the Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Noble Parking Structure.


For more, visit Hertzberg’s Web site at the address below.


Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map HERE or at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. More HERE or at


Communications Director
Sen. Bob Hertzberg, Senate District 18
Capitol Building, Room 4038
Sacramento, Calif. 95814
(916) 651-4018 office; 916 834-1128 cell; or




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