on Disabilities and Neighborhood Empowerment
My name is Ernest Hamilton, I am a Commissioner on the L.A. County
Commission on Disabilities, appointed by Supervisor Burke in 1973.
I really enjoyed meeting you at the Neighborhood Empowerment meeting
this past Saturday.
After attending several of the focus groups in the morning and afternoon
sessions, it was obvious that the disability community has not been
actively involved in the overall focus of the neighborhood council.
I want to volunteer as a Neighborhood council activist and assist
with the facilitation of inclusion of one of the largest overlooked,
and under represented communities in our community - "The Disability
and Senior Citizens."
I have informed the County Commission of this issue, as well as
the office of Supervisor Burke, and look forward to working with
the Neighborhood Council, and Citywide Issues Group to bring about
inclusion of every citizen in the City of Los Angeles - and eventually
the entire County of Los Angeles.
Thank you very much,
Ernest T. Hamilton Jr.
Commissioner / L.A.County Commission on Disabilities
213 / 974-1053
(P.S. I anticipate the involvement Commissioners on the City and
County Commission being actively involved in this process. Thank
you for a very informative conference)