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Joint Public Hearings on the Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Testimony, Los Angeles, CA

August 17, 2010

View the written testimony submitted. The oral testimony of all witnesses can be found in the hearing transcript.

Panel 1:

  • Gail Hillebrand, Senior Attorney and Financial Services Campaign Manager, Consumers Union of the U.S., Inc.
  • Joe Ridout, Consumer Services Manager, Consumer Action
  • Kerwin Tesdell, President, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
  • Tanya Fiddler, Vice President, Native Community Development Financial Institution Network
  • Mark Willis, Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, New York University

Panel 2:

  • Lisa Glover, Senior Vice President, Director of Community Affairs, U.S. Bank, on behalf of the Consumer Bankers Association
  • Robert Manuel, Director of CRA, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Tish Secrest, Chief CRA Officer, Bank of America
  • Barbara Boone, Senior Vice President, Alliance Bank
  • Andrew Gordon, President, Arizona MultiBank Community Development Corporation
  • Fred Mendez, Senior Vice President, Rabobank, N.A.; Chairman, California Bankers Collaborative

Panel 3:

  • Ceyl Prinster, President & CEO, Colorado Enterprise Fund
  • Roberto Barragan, President, Valley Economic Development Center
  • Clarence Williams, President, California Capital Financial Development Corporation
  • Alan Fisher, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition
  • Preeti Vissa, Community Reinvestment Director, The Greenlining Institute
  • Sharon Lee, Executive Director, Community Corporation of Santa Monica, on behalf of the Low Income Housing Institute, Seattle, Washington

Panel 4 - Individual Presentations

  • U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D - CA), Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
  • Claudia Viek, CEO, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity
  • Nancy Andrews, President & CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
  • James Zahradka, Senior Attorney, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Alan L. Jennings, Executive Director, Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
  • Ali Tarzi, Housing Supervisor, Community HousingWorks
  • Linda Mandolini, Executive Director, Eden Housing, Inc., on behalf of The California Housing Consortium
  • Jeff Schaffer, Board of Directors, Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing
  • Cecilia V. Estolano, Chief Strategist of State and Local Initiatives, Green for All
  • Steve Nissen, Co-chair, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission/State Bar of California
  • Joyce Dillard
  • Brett T. Palmer, President, National Association of Small Business Investment Companies
  • Stephen Blakley, Lead Consultant, Measured Outcomes LLC
  • Eric Weaver, CEO, Opportunity Fund
  • Debora Beard, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
  • Bernard Deasy, President, Merritt Community Capital Corporation, on behalf of the National Association of State and Local Equity Funds
  • Dora Westerlund, President & CEO, Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber
  • Joni Halpern, Director, Supportive Parents Information Network, Inc.
  • Carol Gallant , Director of Program Development, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment
  • Sarah Brennan , Policy Deputy, Office of Council Member Richard Alarcón, on behalf of Councilmember Richard Alarcón, Seventh District, City of Los Angeles
  • Robert Wiener , Executive Director, California Coalition for Rural Housing
  • Ann Silverberg, Vice President, Bridge Housing
  • Dorothy Herrera Settlage, Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Abigail R. Marquez , FamilySource Program Manager, City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department
  • Sofia Quinones, Sierra Club
  • Michael Banner, President & CEO, Los Angeles LDC, Inc.

View the hearing video.