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Delaphine Carlisle is a candidate for Historic Downtown Business Director.

I respectfully request consideration as a Business Director for the Historic Downtown area.

I am excited to be a part of the positive changes taking place in Downtown and I feel that I can contribute to this positive growth.

Thanks you for your consideration.

David Hurtado is running for the City West Business director seat.

Central City West along with downtown Los Angeles in general is growing at a rapid pace. I wanted to take part in this current redevelopment which is why I moved my office to downtown from the San Gabriel Valley in January of 2007. I am currently involved with DLANC as an alternate Business Director board member for Central City West and I am also apart of the Economic Development Committee. I feel that by taking part in the growth of our city and stimulating socially responsible businesses to spring up we can cultivate our community to have more of the things that both residences and stakeholders in general care about. It’s more about making this community a place where we all want to work and live and as a board member I will make sure that the decisions we make and ideas we come up with will support making Downtown LA/Central City West a great place to live, work and play.

Brief Bio

Education: California Polytechnic University, Pomona – 2004
Major – Business Management, Entrepreneurship
Major – Computer Information Systems, Internet Programming and Security

Profession: Real Estate Sales Associate

Michael Pfeiffer is running for the South Park Business Director position.

I have been actively involved in the formation, growth and leadership of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council since the drafting of the original bylaws. I served as chair of the first DLANC election committee, and have been an alternate to South Park Business Directors, including the current South Park Business Director. I am a past member of the Economic Development Committee and currently serve on the Planning and Land Use Committee.

Representing the South Park Business Community, I strongly support DLANC’s Mission:

To unite the diverse communities of Downtown Los Angeles and to provide an innovative forum for all community stakeholders to contribute to a healthy, vibrant, and inclusive Downtown.

…and will work with my fellow Board members and other DLANC stakeholders toward achieving this mission.

Shiraz Tangri is running for the Downtown Center Business director seat.

I am proud to have volunteered my time and effort with DLANC since the very first election. In 2006, I was elected to the DLANC Board as the Workforce Director – Public Sector. I look forward to another productive term on the Board.

I was appointed to DLANC’s very first Planning & Land Use Committee in 2003, and have served on that Committee ever since. I have served as Co-chair of the Planning & Land Use Committee for the last two years, based on my experience with DLANC and my background as a land use and planning lawyer. As Co-chair, I have taken a lead role in having DLANC provide a public forum for Downtown planning issues. These issues range from historic preservation and adaptive reuse, to re-greening of the LA River and developing new parks and other public facilities for all of Downtown’s residents, workers, and visitors.

I look forward to working with DLANC and its stakeholders to make Downtown LA the premier destination for live, work and play in Southern California. Thanks for your support and votes.

Jon Toktas is running for the Downtown Center Business director seat.

My name is Jon Toktas, and I have been a downtown resident and business owner for over 5 years. My history in downtown extends back 15 years. Since 1989 my family has operated restaurants in the central downtown area. As a young man I actively participated in the family business and have witnessed both the downtown decline and recent revival. As a stakeholder candidate I will pool my experiences in the central downtown Los Angeles area to help the DLANC achieve its goals of addressing the community’s needs.

Brief Education and Work background

Graduate USC 02′ (School of Letters Arts and Sciences / Marshall School of Business)
Executive MBA Pepperdine University (completion in July 08)
Business Owner: Arda’s Cafe (4 years)

Hal Bastian is running for the Area-wide Business director seat.

I have had the privilege of serving on DLANC for the last four years and I hope to serve again.

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