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  • YJ Draiman files papers running for mayor of Los Angeles - 2013 – Press release 3 comments
    Mar 22, 2011 3:49 AM

    YJ Draiman files papers running for mayor of Los Angeles - 2013 – Press release
    Motivated by the desire to serve the Los Angeles community and to hold City Hall accountable for it’s' actions, I have decided the best way to accomplish my goal is to run for and become the next Mayor of Los Angeles  As Mayor, it would be my duty and goal to not just protect the quality of life in Los Angeles, but to improve it.  More importantly, as Mayor I intend to protect and improve the quality of life for ALL the people of Los Angeles, not just a select few. 
    The most consistent complaint I heard from some residents of Los Angeles when I ran for City Council was that no one knows what City Hall is doing anymore. The good of the common people seems to have been lost in the process.  City Hall has become self-serving with little or no accountability, which is why I have adopted and will instill a policy of "transparency and accountability" in City Hall.  A government "for the people" must be held accountable by the people. 
    One of my biggest goals would be to make City Hall account for every single cent spent. Some of my more specific goals are balancing the budget, encouraging economic vitality, preserving and improving the City infrastructure, protecting the quality of our neighborhoods, supporting our open space and bicycle trails programs, working with the Neighborhood Councils and the Chamber to encourage local, innovative green businesses, and proper Urban Planning for Los Angeles, among others.
    Without question some will raise the issue of my not being a politician.   Quite honestly, I am proud not to be another well-polished, slick-oiled career politician.  At this junction of difficult times for most, I do not believe the people of Los Angeles would best be served by yet another politician.  What is needed is a Mayor who truly understands the needs of the common people.  What is needed is a Mayor willing to put City Hall in a glass building for all to watch while working diligently to serve the interests of the common people and not just the interests of a select few.
    While I am not a politician, I am proud to state I am a family man. I am married to a darling wife for over 40 years, we have two grown children – my oldest son is David Draiman a famous Rock Star with a Band by the name Disturbed, my younger son Benjamin Draiman is a Psychologist doing research and playing music.
    Current Elected Member of the Northridge East Community Council 

    I am currently working on my PHD in Energy Conservation.
    A dedicated family man with an extensive business background including but not limited to mechanical engineer, healthcare administrator, real estate developer with neighborhood gentrification, project manager of a major 5 star hotel construction,  operator of a chain of retail electronic stores, reseller of deregulated energy sources,  energy efficiency implementation, utility audits and consulting services.   

    I have over 25 years experience in energy efficiency. I am a strong proponent of Energy Independence.

    I am looking forward to being elected and serving the people of the City of Los Angeles.
    We must work together as a cohesive force to improve our city.
    “Transparency and accountability is my motto”
    Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles   - www.draimanformayor.net
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    A registered Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2013
    An Elected Member of Northridge East Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles
    A community activist promoting Energy and Water Conservation.


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    YJ Draiman for Mayor 2013
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    Author’s reply » World class renewable energy innovation enterprise zone revealed for Los Angeles – Proposed by YJ Draiman – rev.2


    YJ Draiman welcomes an innovative renewable energy zone approach which will create 100,000+ new jobs over the next 10 years.


    An ambitious project that will transform the way universities, business and industry collaborate, and establish Los Angeles as a world leader in the research, development and design of next generation renewable energy technology, was announced today, January 31, 2011. Spearheaded by the Draiman economic development agency, Draiman Enterprise, and National Technology Renewable Energy Zone, will be established in the city of Los Angeles with the Universities of Southern California Technology Innovation Development at its heart.


    A large parcel of land will be allocated to set up the renewable energy enterprise zone site, which will be within the boundaries of Los Angeles. There will be an academic center which will be transformed into a center of excellence for academic research, commercialization and industry collaboration.


    The renewable energy zone initiative, which would span further than the confines of the City of Los Angeles and include Southern California, is expected to create 100,000 + new jobs over the next 10 years and give a boost to the Los Angeles economy through further industry academia collaboration and inward investment.


    Draiman enterprise Chief Executive YJ Draiman said: “This new vision of the Renewable energy Technology Innovation Center will be the cornerstone of Los Angeles Technology and Renewable Energy Zone. YJ Draiman’s vision for The Renewable energy Zone is to provide a breeding ground for ambitious companies to harness cutting-edge research, access the best people and develop the products which will shape the renewable energy industry of tomorrow.


    “Southern California has already claimed a place on the renewables map attracting energy heavyweights and pioneers in the solar and wind sector and we believe that by establishing this zone we will help reinforce Los Angeles position as a location of choice for the rapidly expanding renewables industry.”
    YJ Draiman said: “The Universities in the Los Angeles area’s Technology and Innovation Center is a transformational project for Los Angeles, building on California’s great tradition of innovating new technologies and developments in fields; including energy and engineering while creating and supporting hundreds of jobs. Through this collaboration, the aim is to quadruple the scale of research program investment in Los Angeles in areas key to economic growth by up to $10 billion + in ten years. “And now, as an integral part of Los Angeles Enterprise’s new Technology and Renewable Energy Zone, which aims to establish Los Angeles as a premier location for inward investment into world-leading technology and renewables research and development, we have the potential to deliver huge economic and social benefits, not only in Los Angeles but nationally and beyond.”


    YJ Draiman said: “The Technology and Innovation for renewable energy zone will help transform Los Angeles and Southern California. By capitalizing on our leading, industry-relevant research, the renewable energy zone will attract billions of dollars of inward investment to the city of Los Angeles, drive global businesses, create jobs, and support the development of our highly-qualified graduates and postgraduates. “As a leading technological hub of Universities, they are committed to sharing knowledge to address challenges that affect every area of society, including energy, health, manufacturing and economics. The renewable energy zone will forge new levels of collaboration between researchers, the public and private sectors to accelerate the pace of research and development and deliver benefit to companies, the economy and Southern California.” The collaborative approach with the Universities, Los Angeles Enterprise and existing pioneering renewable energy leaders means that companies locating in the zone will have access to government support and some of the world’s best industry and academia in the fields of technology, engineering and energy. The project represents a supportive government and business environment where companies locating in and around the zone may be eligible for additional support for job creation, innovation and staff development, delivered through various California Enterprise schemes.


    When the need arises we will establish facilities within the existing Zone that offer temporary accommodation for prospective tenants until construction of the research center is complete or, if required, a purpose-built industry engagement building is created within the Zone.
    Renewable energy Zone is designed to draw on Southern California’s existing competitive advantage by providing the right business environment for the renewables industry to continue to grow and further develop. Recent announcements from industry leaders have reinforced Southern California’s position as a world leading city in solar, wind research and development. A leader in energy innovation with unrivalled human and natural resources in renewable energy, Southern California is building on its rich history of oil and gas exploration and developing an infrastructure to cement its position as a world class location for international companies looking to invest in renewable energy and Energy efficiency.


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    SECTION 11120 et seq.


    11120. It is the public policy of this state that public agencies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business and the proceedings of public agencies be conducted openly so that the public may remain informed.


    In enacting this article the Legislature finds and declares that it is the intent of the law that actions of state agencies be taken openly and that their deliberation be conducted openly.


    The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.


    This article shall be known and may be cited as the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.
    29 Jan 2012, 05:22 PM Reply Like
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