Sunday, November 20, 2016

Who is qualified to be the mayor of Los Angeles 2017? - Don’t just hope for a better life – vote for one - Vote for YJ Draiman as Mayor of Los Angeles on March 7, 2017


Who is qualified to be the mayor of Los Angeles 2017?

Where there is discord, the mayor will bring harmony. Where there is error, the mayor will bring truth. Where there is doubt, the mayor will bring faith. And where there is despair, the mayor will bring hope. The mayor will unite the city and promote economic prosperity successfully. A person who can do these things is the one qualified to be the mayor of Los Angeles in 2017.




Don’t just hope for a better life – vote for one - Vote for YJ Draiman as Mayor of Los Angeles on March 7, 2017


12/12/2016 - LA Nominating Petition Filing List as of 12-12-16 Noon - qualified Certified Candidates YJ Draiman


http://ens.lacity.org/clk/elections/clkelections3294108266_12122016.pdf

http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20161111/a-dozen-hopefuls-step-up-to-the-starting-line-for-los-angeles-mayoral-race

A dozen hopefuls step up to the starting line for Los Angeles mayoral race

Los Angeles City Hall, June, 2014 (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News)
Los Angeles City Hall, June, 2014 (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News) 
Y.J. Draiman would take Mayor Eric Garcetti’s job by boosting business. David Hernandez would supplant the mayor by building infrastructure. And Garcetti would be re-elected mayor by having already led Los Angeles.
They were among the dozen candidates to formally declare they would run for mayor before the deadline ends at noon today. Candidates have until Dec. 7 to collect enough signatures to get onto the March 7 city election ballot.
“We have people filing even today for mayor,” said Tom Reindel, public services administrator for the Los Angeles City Clerk-Election Division, which remained open during the Veterans Day holiday.

“If someone shows up at 12:01 p.m. (today), they will not be processed.”
Besides the mayor’s race, elections will be held for city attorney, controller, eight-odd numbered council districts and even-numbered Los Angeles school board and community college districts.
Garcetti, a native of Encino, was voted into office in May 2013 after a bruising battle with former City Controller Wendy Greuel, a native of North Hollywood.
Highlights during his term include passing a $15 minimum wage, a new contract with Department of Water and Power workers, a Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Olympics, and the recent passage of the Measure M transit tax.
After announcing he’d run again more than a year ago, he has raised $2.25 million toward his re-election bid, according to a Sept. 30 campaign filing, the latest available.
Among the dozen challengers for the $249,000 mayoral seat were five from the San Fernando Valley: Draiman, a Northridge East Neighborhood Council board member from Northridge; Hernandez, a community advocate from Valley Village; Rudy Melendez, a laborer/artist from North Hollywood; Eric Preven, a writer/producer from Studio City; and Diane “Pinky” Harman, a retired educator/actor from Northridge.
Draiman, a retired real estate developer, had run for mayor three years ago. He says he’s running again to make a difference: in energy and water conservation; and in bringing business back to Los Angeles.
“That is key to this city,” said Draiman, 67, a registered independent. “You bring business back to the city, and you employ the unemployed. I am very determined. I want this city to move forward. It’s ridiculous; we’re going backwards.”

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Ethics Of Governance – YJ Draiman


The Ethics Of Governance – YJ Draiman 
The Ethics of Governance - YJ Draiman
When we have a set of principles, of values, which we have been learning for many years, we organize our life following this structure, and then we try to apply that frame of mind to practical situations in our life. But often, we find ourselves in a sort of uncomfortable position because the moment we try to apply our values to this very present practical issue, we feel that the situation is not as clear as we would like, that we can not tell very clearly which is the best possible alternative. Often, it is not a choice between good answers and bad answers, good and evil, but maybe between two good things or two bad things. We would like to be much surer about our decisions.
When this happens in government, it is even worse because the whole society and beyond is affected by your decision. You are not dealing with your own life. You are dealing with many millions of lives at the same time. Maybe things will never be the same again in the future because of your decision. Hence, ethical decisions in government are; How do you apply your theoretical values to practical decisions where you do not have pure answers and when the whole life of your society or community will be affected?
I have found a plethora of relevant information on the Web. You have very good practical advice and tips on how to deal with these problems. The first is to get the facts. For example, when you have a headache, probably, the headache is not the problem; the headache is the symptom of the problem. If you hit your head against the wall, that's Scenario A. If you have a hangover, that is Scenario B. If you have a tumor in your brain, that is Scenario C. Therefore, to have a headache is just a symptom of something else. What you need to do if you have the symptom or a group of symptoms is to try to sort them out, to elaborate possible explanations for them-that is how doctors precede. For each possible explanation, you can have an action plan and then you have to implement it. So you go from practical things-the headache-to theoretical things-the possible diagnosis-then to the possible solutions-the prescription-and then back to the practical field-the treatment or the implementation of the cure.
You have more or less the same system dealing with the problems in government. You need all the facts. The facts can be the symptoms or the problem. You never know which is it at the instant you start analyzing the problem. Thus, you get the facts, and afterwards you try to make some sense of them. You have some theories or hypothesis of what is causing the symptoms. In addition, you try to implement the course of action. Only after you have consulted with your advisers, you want to have as much input as possible.
You also have to deal with the problem in ethical terms. The ethical approach is the Utilitarian. You have to balance how much good and how much evil you produce with your actions. If the good outweighs the evil, you should do it, as it is a sort of balance. The second is based on the concept of rights. There are some basic human rights that you have to respect. You are not allowed to affect those human rights in order to produce positive affect in your society. The third one is founded; on the concept of justice or fairness. We have at least three different concepts about justice. You can have distributive justice in which you try to distribute all the goods of the society according to the needs of the people. However, you can also have the concept of contribution. In this case, you are not receiving on the base of what you need but on the base of what you are contributing to society. In addition, you have the compensation concept. In this circumstance, you have the right for compensation if you have losses or harm done due to others. The fourth major ethical approach is a foundation on virtues. The question is not what I should do, but what kind of society would I like to have in the future. How are my actions going to contribute to that future? In addition, you have the common good, the concept in which you are doing things that are equally good for everybody in your community.
YJ Draiman

American Democracy And Politics Gone Astray! - YJ Draiman



American Democracy And Politics Gone Astray! - YJ Draiman 

American Democracy and Politics gone astray! - YJ Draiman
In reviewing the current political mood and elections in America (that includes city state county and federal), it clearly reveals, that in recent elections, that some of the divisions of our country and culture, as framed by politicians and special interests - often pit people, job security and health benefits against taxpayers and corporate interests. No matter what we believe might be best for our communities, cities, schools, jobs or country - near term or longer term - the forces of change are here.
Take a close look at one of the largest inter-generational protest gatherings of our times as the drama between well-financed political forces and hard-pressed budgets collide with proposed cuts in educational programs. This political drama is accompanied by the silencing of workers that often trade salary for longer-term benefits. What does the future hold for a country where tens of millions believe that only the rich and powerful shuffle the deck while others are dealt frequent losing hands? What is our purpose?
The mega-selling of American democracy is the major political Parties invention, and the political machine of the two major parties are its beneficiaries.
Moreover, the major losers are the American people.
You need to make a ruckus. Do not fall into the seductive trap of cynicism. That is what the sellers of American democracy are counting on. If you give up on our system of government, they win everything.
Let us present qualified candidates, where money is not the criteria.
Register to vote and vote; the masses outnumber the special interests at least 8-2, by our massive voting block we can take back our government and have it serve all the people, not just the select few.
Power to the people!
YJ Draiman

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

YJ Draiman for Mayor - Believe you can and you’re halfway there



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"Believe you can and you’re halfway there"

For Mayor of Los Angeles 2017










My name is YJ Draiman, and I'm committed to making your voice heard in Los 
Angeles City Council. Like you, I want to play an active role in making our Los Angeles City community, a safer, better place to raise my children, run my business, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise. 

If you share my vision, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen! Together, we can make a meaningful difference-- for our families, our communities, and our country. 


Theodore Roosevelt
























Mayoral Candidate YJ Draiman



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Copyright © YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles. All Rights Reserved.

ABOUT


My Values 

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity is a must.
  • Accountability and Transparency is required
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

"Let us not seek the Political Party's answer, but the right answer."
Former U.S. President

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Annanimous.




YJ Draiman grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised with his three siblings by their parents. YJ Draiman learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. He graduated at the top of his high school class and led his class in innovative projects, all while working a part-time job at a local store.


YJ Draiman academic prowess and leadership abilities earned him a degree in Energy Conversation, where he graduated with a degree in Renewable Energy before successfully pursuing a PHD degree in Energy Conversation. He spent the next three decades promoting Energy and water conservation. In the past 7 years YJ Draiman was elected 4 times in Los Angeles as a Council member in the NENC which encompasses CSUN - California State University Northridge with over 36,000 students and 10,000 staff members, and is on the executive committee which is a volunteer position without pay, in addition to volunteering for a variety of various charitable causes. 

Today, YJ Draiman wants to serve as your voice as Mayor in Los Angeles City Council. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.


Respect is earned, Honesty is appreciated, Trust is gained, and Loyalty is returned


CONTACT YJ Draiman


Our Location



YJ Draiman For Mayor of Los Angeles 2017
9420 Reseda Blvd Unit 274 Los Angeles CA 91324 us
Telephone:  +1.818-366-6999
FAX:  +1.818-366-6999
E-mail: yjdraiman@yjdraiman.com

Campaign id # 1392197


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Quick facts

Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.
  • Population:
      3.884 million (2013)
  • Neighborhoods:
       
    • Hollywood
    •  
    • Venice
    •  
    • Downtown Los Angeles
    •  
    • Little Tokyo
    •  
    • Koreatown
    •  
    • Bel-Air
    •  
    • Echo Park
    •  
    • Hollywood Hills
    •  
    • Sherman Oaks
    •  
    • Skid Row
    •  
    • Van Nuys
    •  
    • Silver Lake
    •  
    • Chinatown
    •  
    • Brentwood
    •  
    • Pacific Palisades
    •  
    • Fashion District
    •  
    • Boyle Heights
    •  
    • Northridge
    •  
    • Encino
    •  
    • Los Feliz
    •  
    • Highland Park
    •  
    • Tarzana
    •  
    • Canoga Park
    •  
    • Holmby Hills
    •  
    • Playa Vista
    •  
    • Panorama City
    •  
    • Granada Hills
    •  
    • Toluca Lake
    •  
    • Porter Ranch
    •  
    • Eagle Rock
    •  
    • Pacoima
    •  
    • Reseda
    •  
    • Mar Vista
    •  
    • Hancock Park
    •  
    • Atwater Village
    •  
    • Tujunga
    •  
    • Leimert Park
    •  
    • Valley Village
    •  
    • Lake Balboa
    •  
    • El Sereno, Los Angeles
    •  
    • Larchmont
    •  
    • Glassell Park
    •  
    • Cheviot Hills
    •  
    • Thai Town
    •  
    • Arleta
    •  
    • Lake View Terrace
    •  
    • Beverly Park, Los Angeles
    •  
    • Pico-Union
    •  
    • Cypress Park
    •  
    • Little Armenia
    •  
    • NoHo Arts District
  • Area:
      503 mi²

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YJ Draiman Candidate for Mayor of 










"Believe you can and you’re halfway there"


For Mayor of Los Angeles 2017










My name is YJ Draiman, and I'm committed to making your voice heard in Los 
Angeles City Council. Like you, I want to play an active role in making our Los Angeles City community, a safer, better place to raise my children, run my business, and forge a future filled with unlimited promise. 

If you share my vision, I urge you to connect with me and help make it happen! Together, we can make a meaningful difference-- for our families, our communities, and our country. 


Theodore Roosevelt
























Mayoral Candidate YJ Draiman



123654789

Copyright © YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles. All Rights Reserved.

ABOUT

My Values 

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity is a must.
  • Accountability and Transparency is required
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 

"Let us not seek the Political Party's answer, but the right answer."
Former U.S. President

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Annanimous.



YJ Draiman grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised with his three siblings by their parents. YJ Draiman learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. He graduated at the top of his high school class and led his class in innovative projects, all while working a part-time job at a local store.

YJ Draiman academic prowess and leadership abilities earned him a degree in Energy Conversation, where he graduated with a degree in Renewable Energy before successfully pursuing a PHD degree in Energy Conversation. He spent the next three decades promoting Energy and water conservation. In the past 7 years YJ Draiman was elected 4 times in Los Angeles as a Council member in the NENC which encompasses CSUN - California State University Northridge with over 36,000 students and 10,000 staff members, and is on the executive committee which is a volunteer position without pay, in addition to volunteering for a variety of various charitable causes. 

Today, YJ Draiman wants to serve as your voice as Mayor in Los Angeles City Council. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.


Respect is earned, Honesty is appreciated, Trust is gained, and Loyalty is returned


CONTACT YJ Draiman


Our Location


YJ Draiman For Mayor of Los Angeles 2017
9420 Reseda Blvd Unit 274 Los Angeles CA 91324 us
Telephone:  +1.818-366-6999
FAX:  +1.818-366-6999
E-mail: yjdraiman@yjdraiman.com

Campaign id # 1392197


123456

Quick facts

Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.
  • Population:
      3.884 million (2013)
  • Neighborhoods:
    • Hollywood
    • Venice
    • Downtown Los Angeles
    • Little Tokyo
    • Koreatown
    • Bel-Air
    • Echo Park
    • Hollywood Hills
    • Sherman Oaks
    • Skid Row
    • Van Nuys
    • Silver Lake
    • Chinatown
    • Brentwood
    • Pacific Palisades
    • Fashion District
    • Boyle Heights
    • Northridge
    • Encino
    • Los Feliz
    • Highland Park
    • Tarzana
    • Canoga Park
    • Holmby Hills
    • Playa Vista
    • Panorama City
    • Granada Hills
    • Toluca Lake
    • Porter Ranch
    • Eagle Rock
    • Pacoima
    • Reseda
    • Mar Vista
    • Hancock Park
    • Atwater Village
    • Tujunga
    • Leimert Park
    • Valley Village
    • Lake Balboa
    • El Sereno, Los Angeles
    • Larchmont
    • Glassell Park
    • Cheviot Hills
    • Thai Town
    • Arleta
    • Lake View Terrace
    • Beverly Park, Los Angeles
    • Pico-Union
    • Cypress Park
    • Little Armenia
    • NoHo Arts District
  • Area:
      503 mi²

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