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 a highly acclaimed community television producer and seasoned professional journalist. With a remarkable career spanning over 13 years, John honed his reporting skills at National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Locally, he made significant contributions as a reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.
When he's not diligently documenting the struggles of the homeless population throughout Orange County, John serves as the Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television. There, he passionately produces "Backstory," an investigative talk show that fearlessly addresses the most contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series, "No Fixed Abode," is a powerful exploration that amplifies the voices of Orange County's homeless community. John's dedication to storytelling and advocacy has earned him recognition as an award-winning professional in the field.
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