Yaroslavsky to Speak at Chamber Luncheon

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will discuss the local economy, transportation and the expansion of health care at Wednesday's Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.

Yaroslavsky, one of five supervisors, represents the northeast Valley.

"We'll go from the regional to the parochial, but it's all important," he said.

Health care in the region will be one key topic. "I'm going to talk about . . . how the county plans to improve health care, how we can expand care to kids," Yaroslavsky said. "We have hundreds of thousands of kids in the San Fernando Valley, many of them who are not insured."

The county has worked to enroll uninsured children into a state program called Healthy Families that provides them with coverage, said Yaroslavsky spokesman Joel Bellman.

Yaroslavsky also said he plans to discuss a November ballot initiative that could affect Valley transportation. The initiative will let voters decide whether the Metropolitan Transit Authority will be allowed to continue using sales tax revenue to build subway lines.

The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Odyssey restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills. Tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door.

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