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L.A. Businesses Lose a True Champion

September 24, 2004

Los Angeles business owners will lose one of their really great champions when City Clerk Mike Carey retires at the end of September.

I worked closely for many hours with Carey to set up three of the city's then brand-new Business Improvement Districts in the Northwest Valley back in 1998, and was continuously impressed with his absolute understanding of the daily problems faced by retail merchants all over the city. His office has now helped 30 BIDs get started; there are 15 more in the pipeline.

His can-do attitude to assist businesses was refreshing, to say the least, and his grasp of the problems faced by small retail businesses was crucial in tailoring each BID to fit the neighborhood it served.

Walter Prince

Northridge

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