Rep. Waxman Holds Forum in Santa Monica on Gun Violence, Mental Health, and Community Recovery

Jul 15, 2013 Issues: Judiciary, Health, District Concerns
LOS ANGELES, CA— On Monday, July 15, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Santa Monica City Council Chambers, Representative Henry A. Waxman convened a forum entitled, “Gun Violence, Mental Health, and Community Recovery:  Responses to the June 7, 2013, Santa Monica Shootings.”  
Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor, California State Senator Ted Lieu, and Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, participated in the forum.
 
Rep. Waxman is the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The Committee has previously explored the issues of violence and mental health following the Newtown shooting.
 
 
WITNESSES:
  • Pamela Hyde, J.D., Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.  The agency’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
  • Jacqueline A. Seabrooks, Santa Monica Chief of Police
  •  Nancy Greenstein, Ph.D., Chair of the Board of Trustees of Santa Monica College
  • Suzanne Verge, Los Angeles Chapter President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence