It was a full house or rather full tent of curious residents and local business folks attracted to this early morning event on May 24, 2023 at Los Al’s Little Cottonwood Park. More than the full spread breakfast provided on this day they came to hear, and to be heard, by their local officials on issues and concerns facing Los Alamitos. in the course of an hour (or two) every department head weighed in to a capacity crowd who then had the opportunity to engage city officials one on one. A rare display of direct democracy Los Al (and every other city in Orange County) could use more of.
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John Underwood is an award-winning community television producer and lifetime professional journalist. His experience includes 13 years working for National Public Radio as a reporter in LA. He was employed locally for several years as a contributing reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. When John is not busy documenting the homeless persons' struggle throughout Orange County, he works as a Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television, where he produces a talk show named Backstory - an investigative program that tackles the contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series NO FIXED ABODE focuses on channeling the voices of the OC homeless.
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