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Yehuda “YJ” Draiman - Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017 YJ Draiman is the lead elected official for the Northridge East Neighborhood Council – NENC, he is also the liaison between the NENC and LADWP. As an Energy Efficiency Advocate YJ Draiman is known for his advancement in implementing... More
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  • LOS ANGELES CITY ELECTIONS 2013 - 8 CERTIFIED MAYORAL CANDIDATES - March 5, 2013 - YJ Draiman 3 comments
    Mar 5, 2013 12:18 PM

    Candidate's Name: Yehuda "YJ" Draiman Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 9420 Reseda Blvd., Unit 274 Northridge, CA 91324 Daytime Phone: (818) 366-6999 Campaign Headquarters Address: Same Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same Fax Number: Same
    Website Address: yjdraimanformayor.org
    E-mail Address: yjdraimanformayor@yjdraiman.org Candidate Representative: Miriam Draiman Representative's Telephone Number: Same

    http://www.smartvoter.org/2013/03/05/ca/la/vote/draiman_y/

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    LOS ANGELES CITY ELECTIONS 2013 - 8 CERTIFIED MAYORAL CANDIDATES - March 5, 2013 - YJ Draiman

    LOS ANGELES CITY ELECTIONS 2013 PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTION March 5, 2013

    Candidate's Name: Yehuda "YJ" Draiman Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 9420 Reseda Blvd., Unit 274 Northridge, CA 91324 Daytime Phone: (818) 366-6999 Campaign Headquarters Address: Same Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same Fax Number: Same
    Website Address: yjdraimanformayor.org
    E-mail Address: yjdraimanformayor@yjdraiman.org Candidate Representative: Miriam Draiman Representative's Telephone Number: Same

    http://www.smartvoter.org/2013/03/05/ca/la/vote/draiman_y/

    http://bit.ly/draimanformayor2013 youtube

    http://yjdraimanformayor.org


    Candidate's Name: Jan Perry Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 3605 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807 Daytime Phone: (562) 427-2100 Ext. 206 Campaign Headquarters Address: 3111 Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: (213) 613-1284 Fax Number: (213) 626-1574
    Website Address: janperry.com
    E-mail Address: janperry@janperry.com Candidate Representative: Eric Hacopian Representative's Telephone Number: (323) 428-1351 (213) 613-1284
    Candidate's Name: Emanuel Alberto Pleitez Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 3168 Warwick Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032 Daytime Phone: (323) 228-3914 Campaign Headquarters Address: 1972 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033 Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: (323) 269-2886
    Website Address: pleitezforla.com
    E-mail Address: info@pleitezforla.com Candidate Representative: John Piotrowski Representative's Telephone Number: (213) 290-2362
    Candidate's Name: Eric Garcetti Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 22647 Ventura Blvd., #301 Los Angeles, CA 91364 LOS ANGELES CITY ELECTIONS 2013 PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTIONS March 5, 2013 Page 2 of 20
    Daytime Phone: (213) 373-3742 Campaign Headquarters Address: Same Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same Fax Number: (323) 417-5022
    Website Address: ericgarcetti.com
    E-mail Address: info@ericgarcetti.com Candidate Representative: Bill Carrick Representative's Telephone Number: (213) 373-3743
    Candidate's Name: Wendy J. Greuel Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: P.O. Box 492001 Los Angeles, CA 90049 Daytime Phone: (818) 732-1127 Campaign Headquarters Address: 7120 Hayvenhurst Ave., Ste. 315 Van Nuys, CA 91406 Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same Fax Number: (310) 861-0642
    Website Address: wendygreuel.org
    E-mail Address: campaign@wendygreuel.org Candidate Representative: Rose Kapolczynski Representative's Telephone Number: (323) 254-5700
    Candidate's Name: Addie M. Miller Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: P.O. Box 79271 Los Angeles, CA 90079 Daytime Phone: (213) 325-1717 Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same
    Website Address: addiemiller.us
    E-mail Address: addiemiller@att.net
    Candidate's Name: Kevin James Candidate's Video: Play Video Video Transcript: View Transcript Mailing Address: 8323 Kirkwood Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90046 Daytime Phone: (323) 650-8505 Campaign Headquarters Address: 13743 Ventura Blvd., #360 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: (818) 905-5420 Fax Number: (818) 905-5403
    Website Address: kevinjamesformayor.com
    E-mail Address: Kevin@kevinjamesformayor.com LOS ANGELES CITY ELECTIONS 2013 PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTIONS March 5, 2013 Page 3 of 20
    Candidate Representative: Tim Lineberger Representative's Telephone Number: (714) 875-4974
    Candidate's Name: Norton Sandler Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 4025 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90062 Daytime Phone: (323) 295-2600 Campaign Headquarters Address: Same Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same
    E-mail Address: Laswp@sbcglobal.net
    Candidate's Name: Yehuda "YJ" Draiman Candidate's Video: No Video Provided Video Transcript: No Transcript Available Mailing Address: 9420 Reseda Blvd., Unit 274 Northridge, CA 91324 Daytime Phone: (818) 366-6999 Campaign Headquarters Address: Same Campaign Headquarters Telephone Number: Same Fax Number: Same
    Website Address: yjdraimanformayor.org
    E-mail Address: yjdraimanformayor@yjdraiman.org Candidate Representative: Miriam Draiman Representative's Telephone Number: Same

    http://www.smartvoter.org/2013/03/05/ca/la/vote/draiman_y/

    http://bit.ly/draimanformayor2013 youtube

    http://yjdraimanformayor.org

    http://clerk.lacity.org/stellent/groups/departments/@clerk_elections_contributor/documents/contributor_web_content/lacityp_024172.pdf

    Page 1 of 20 CERTIFIED CANDIDATE VIDEOS AND CONTACT INFORMATION Video Clips of Candidate Statements require Windows Media Player version 9 or higher.
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    CANDIDATES FOR LOS ANGELES MAYOR

     

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    Author’s reply » My name is YJ Draiman I am one of the candidates running for mayor of Los Angeles

     

    Do you want LA to follow Detroit? Be carful whom you vote for as the next mayor of Los Angeles

     

    When millions of dollars are spent by Unions to support a specific Mayoral Candidate in LA, it is time to question the candidate’s loyalty to the people.

     

    Our city is in dire financial crisis, our economy is in shambles, businesses and people are leaving the city in droves. Sounds familiar? – This is what is happening in Detroit. Do you want the same to be repeated in Los Angeles?

     

    The Odor of Favoritism, Monopoly and Union Pressure is raising a Stink in LA politics.

     

    Candidates courting Union money for their campaign coffers are costing taxpayers jobs and higher rates for city services. Let us address what is rotten in Los Angeles politics when many of the office-seeking candidates raised campaign funds through backroom politics and cronyism rather than looking out for their constituency.

     

    We want to get the word out that the public trust is being manipulated, and this will be another cause in advancing the city of Los Angeles to Municipal Bankruptcy and total economic collapse.

     

    Let the people vote for the independent candidate whose allegiance is to the people of Los Angeles and not the special interests.

     

    My goal is to rejuvenate the business community in Los Angeles, aggressively go after new businesses and make Los Angeles the World Capital of Renewable Energy and more …

     

    It is government by the people for the people and not just the special interest groups who can afford to buy the government.

     

    Let us all vote and take back our government.

     

    “Voter apathy was, and will remain the greatest threat to democracy.”

     

    Do you want to make a change for the better in Los Angeles.

     

    If we all vote we can take back our government.

     

    Vote for me, thank you I am “YJ Draiman”

     

    Check out my website to learn more about me and what I stand for at: http://bit.ly/MKE5pr
    5 Mar 2013, 12:19 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » "In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now."

     

    “Voter apathy was, and will remain the greatest threat to democracy.”

     

    In the new century, Los Angeles has begun to fade, and it cannot blame its sorry condition on the recent recession. The unemployment rate is one of the highest among the nation’s largest urban areas. Streets are potholed. Businesses and residents are fleeing. In virtually every category of urban success, from migration of educated workers to growth of airport travel, Los Angeles lags behind not only such fast-growth regions as Dallas, Houston, and Raleigh-Durham, but also historical rivals like New York.
    Perhaps worst of all is the perception, both here and elsewhere, that Los Angeles no longer matters as much as it once did. There was once a great mystique about L.A., but it is gone. Moreover, look at the leadership, and it is gone. No one much cares.”
    Such pessimism, commonly heard these days, is an unwelcome development in a city that once epitomized the promise of twentieth-century America. L.A.’s greatness stemmed from its willingness to be different.
    5 Mar 2013, 12:20 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Jobs and the Economy – solutions – YJ Draiman for Mayor r6
    As Mayor of LA, how would I create jobs? We have a tremendous amount of natural resources here in Los Angeles, which we need to develop. To put it succinctly, "You can not drill for American oil and natural gas in China, Saudi Arabia or anyplace else other than America."

     

    The more domestic energy we produce, renewable and non-renewable, the more domestic jobs we create. Moreover, jobs in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas pay more than twice the national average. At the same time, the domestic energy we produce will increase R&D in renewable energy sources, thus, increase efficiency.

     

    Just look how far we have come in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the past 10 years. I intend to accelerate that trend, and to take advantage of every resource possible in technology and funding. As I stated many times; “Those who control the energy supply control whole continents”; “Those who control the water sources control life”.

     

    Americans should demand products made in the USA. We can produce a better product with better quality at a competitive price. It is my intention to provide numerous incentives to retain businesses here in Los Angeles, and to offer those incentives to bring businesses back to Los Angeles.

     

    Employment creates revenues and saves the government money and resources by taking the unemployed off the government subsidy and social services. It also creates the “multiplier affect”, which is a snowball of economic growth.

     

    One of my top priorities is to ensure that we continue to develop and promote renewable energy sources. Many in the natural gas industry believe the day when renewable energy dominates our energy landscape is far off. I disagree. With American ingenuity, innovation and determination, the dawn of renewable energy sources can be upon us now.

     

    What I propose is a "do-it-all strategy" in which we focus not just on developing renewable energy, but also on the development of our abundant fossil fuels. While further technology and innovation in building construction would need to be developed, such need would also provide more jobs. More importantly, our reliance on over-priced outside energy would be decreased resulting in positive economic growth.

     

    I would promote the design of a thermal solar system that provides energy, heat and hot water. In addition, I would initiate a new and advanced fuel technology for vehicles such as hydrogen, natural gas and ultra-capacitors for energy storage. Los Angeles wastes an enormous amount of energy and work hours due to traffic congestion. I plan on an expedient advancement of our public transit system and devise systems to reduce traffic congestion.

     

    In urban areas: roads, sidewalks, buildings and other structures prevent rainwater from being absorbed in the ground and replenishing the aquifers. It is time for us to compensate for that loss by collecting the rain runoff into retaining ponds. We need to implement the use of rainwater harvesting, gray water technology, collecting the billions of gallons of rain runoff into retaining ponds, desalinization projects powered totally by renewable energy (solar and wind combo systems) and other methods of conserving natural resources. As such, we would make existing renewable systems more cost effective and more efficient.

     

    The result of my programs would be the increase of jobs, the decrease of energy and operating costs, and a reduction of our reliance on foreign oil. That in turn would result in decreasing the deficit and creating permanent jobs.

     

    In short, the key to Los Angeles economic recovery is not an increase in taxes and fees. Rather, true long-term recovery will rely on the increase of efficiency and productivity; the reduction of bureaucracy; and the promotion of businesses and employment. All of which will instill confidence in our economy, generate greater revenues for the city of Los Angeles and other governmental entities.

     

    American confidence in government is at an all time low. We no longer have the same level of faith in our institutions and leaders that we once had. Consequently, we are seeing a continued erosion of our outlook on the future. This outlook must change by initiating a massive and sound education program that produces innovation and technology.

     

    We have an opportunity to jumpstart our economy, protect our environment and put our city on the path toward energy security through greater use of our domestic energy production such as natural gas. Our domestic energy production can serve as a foundation for our energy and economic independence. This path will enable us to develop the required innovation and production of other forms of energy sources.

     

    To realize a course toward energy and economic security we must do what is necessary to instill confidence in the responsible development of our energy sources. We can use natural gas as a solid foundation on which to develop extensive R&D in renewable energy sources, and the efficient means to operate and maintain the mechanisms needed for such use.

     

    Improving our educational system is the key to our economic survival. In a global, knowledge-driven economy, there is a direct correlation between engineering education and innovative progress. Our success or failure as a city will be measured by how well we do in providing the needed educational tools to promote innovation in all fields.

     

    Leadership is not a birthright. Despite what many Americans believe, our city does not possess an innate knack for greatness. Greatness must be worked for and won by each new generation. Right now that is not happening. However, we still have time. If we place the emphasis we should on education, research and innovation, we can lead the world in the decades to come. Nevertheless, the only way to ensure we remain great tomorrow is to increase our investment in science and engineering today. In addition, we must invest in trade schools to train our future workers in the new and old technology.

     

    We have to learn how to balance the need of the people vs. the need to protect the environment. Any extreme to either side is not good.

     

    In today’s fast moving technologies, government as well as companies must learn to adjust and maneuver quickly to keep pace, or they will be out of business or incur deteriorating revenues and infrastructure. We must learn how to stay competitive and resourceful to survive and thrive economically.

     

    I submit: Leadership by example. I plan to cut waste, maximize productivity, reduce bureaucracy, increase efficiency and conservation in all city departments and assets, eliminate duplicating tasks and reward excellent performance and innovative methods of job performance. In addition, we have to use the Neighborhood Council’s more effectively; they are the eyes and ears of all the communities in Los Angeles. These are hard economic times; we must all put our shoulder to the task.

     

    We must put all our differences aside and work together in harmony for the good of the people and the city of Los Angeles. Your vote for me will be one more step in this positive direction and it will be a win for all the people in LA.

     

    YJ Draiman
    5 Mar 2013, 12:23 PM Reply Like
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