Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: City of Peace
Welcome to Scotty Bruer,PeaceNow.com, TheVeteransProject.org/occupy-skid-row.html, Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary International Club, ICUJP.org, and Vicki Radel who have formed the initiative Los Angeles: City of Peace. The “City of Angels” has been at the forefront of movements for human rights, including migrant worker and emigrant rights.
Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.
The Los Angeles International City of Peace Resolution adopted September 9, 2014. (See full text at the end of this page)
Los Angeleons envision a community where joy, harmony, truth, freedom, prosperity and peace become their global identity.
Letter of Intent
Los Angeleons will work to create peace through participatory peaceful initiatives. We will joyfully celebrate the 21st of September, the international day of peace as an inspirational day offered as a gift to ourselves and our world family so we will be inspired to live and practice peaceful compassionate behavior during rest of the year.
To enact “The Global Resolution for the Establishment of Infrastructures to Support the culture of Peace.”
To encourage other international cities to become International Cities of Peace and thus to co-create peace by empowering their citizens to offer solutions, ideas, and initiatives that support sustainable economic and social development, respect for all human rights, advance understanding and tolerance through participatory communication.
ABOUT Scotty Bruer
Scotty Bruer is the founder and president of PeaceNow.com, a non-profit organization that he formed with the intention of gathering one billion signatures for supporting the enactment of “The Global Resolution for the Establishment of Infrastructure to Support the Culture of Peace.”
Scotty continues to create initiatives to support the creation of peace and the success collection of signatures as quickly as possible. These include the peace practitioner’s course, the Peace as an Economic Engine Symposium, and Business Peace Certifications.
He earned his degree in Forest Management from Purdue University. He is a father, grandfather, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist.
In 2012 Scotty became a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, working with the Chaplains Services office. He resides in Los Angeles where his community service includes being an active Playa Venice Sunrise Rotarian.
For more information please contact Scotty Bruer
Scotty Bruer <Scotty@PeaceNow.com>
For more information or to sign the Petition, go to their website:
1101 Ocean Front Walk, Suite 2, Venice, California 90291
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ABOUT LOS ANGELES (from Wikipedia)
Meaning The Angels, the City of Los Angeles is often known by its initials L.A.. It is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has a land area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.
The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 13 million and over 18 million people in Combined statistical area respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in the United States. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, while the entire Los Angeles area itself has been recognized as the most diverse of the nation’s largest cities. The city’s inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos.
Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.
Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research and has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production. Additionally, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.
City of Peace Resolution
Los Angeles, California
WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles supports providing a safe and nurturing environment that embraces diversity and fosters peace by encouraging and inspiring understanding, goodwill, and compassionate actions, and
WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is an international city that is striving to create a balance of prosperity, justice and hope that nurtures peace within it’s communities through dialogue and cooperation, and
WHEREAS, Los Angeles citizens have helped create and are helping to develop Los Angeles as an International City of Peace, as part of a global, social movement through the development of peace initiatives that support a culture of peace, and
WHEREAS, the United Nations has designated 21 September of each year to be the International Day of Peace, devoted to commemorating and sowing and nurturing the seeds of peace and inspiring citizens to commit to practice peaceful compassionate behavior for the rest of the year and thus living the ideals of peace, therefore be it
RESOLVED the city of Los Angeles council and mayor proclaims the City of Los Angeles, California to be a City of Peace in perpetuity, and be it further
RESOLVED that the city of Los Angeles council and mayor designates 21 September of each year to be the Los Angeles Day of Peace in perpetuity, and be it further
RESOLVED that the city of Los Angeles council and mayor support the development of policies, procedures and practices that promote establishing peace in our city in perpetuity.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED
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