San Diego, CA (November 1, 2016) - San Diego Chapter successful presented The 2016 Town Hall. The event was held at the Four Points Sheraton San Diego. Along with partnering organizations (Asian Business Association of San Diego, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, Asian Pacific American Coalition, San Diego Asian American For Equality, and Asian and Pacific Islander Vote), the well attended community event (over 150 attendees) listened to candidates running for the Congressional 52nd District (Congressman Scott Peters and Denise Gitsham), and City Attorney (Mara Elliott, Robert Hickey) races share their viewpoints based on moderated questions by ABC News10 Anchor Melissa Mecija.
Questions for the congressional candidates ranged from National Security Policy for the Asian Region; Effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act to addressing Poverty; Impact of the Highway Transportation Act of 2015; Keeping jobs and companies from leaving California; And last but not least, How do they plan on enacting policies for the business community and specifically the current regulatory regime out of Washington DC.
Local topics were posed to the candidates running for the City Attorney race such as Dealing with the homelessness problems; Strategy as City Attorney, to address the issue of Prop 47 and making sure that recidivisium rates remain low; Addressing the enforcement of statement marijuana Proposition 64 and local ordinance; and finally, the AirBnB issues and ordinances being considered by City Council.
Photos of the event, courtesy of The Confucius Institute can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cisdsu/albums/72157674874664300
APAPA San Diego Chapter will embark on hosting a Leadership Development event in the near future.