26th Bollens-Ries-Hoffenberg Lecture Series

Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Lecture
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Reception
UCLA Faculty Center California Room




Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa


Antonio Villaraigosa is the current Mayor of Los Angeles and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. As mayor, he has helped reduce crime to its lowest levels since the 1950s, doubled the number of schools reaching the state's academic performance goals, and passed a half-penny sales tax doubling the size of LA's rail network and puting people back to work.
As president of USCM, he has built bi-partisan coalitions in support of the Common Sense Jobs Plan and an innovative transportation infrastructure intiative called America Fast Forward. He was recently appointed Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention by President Barack Obama.