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January 5, 2017 L.A. Downtown News

Jessica Lall, CCA's new President and CEO, was recently named among the 5 leaders Downtown will be watching. Replacing longtime CEO Carol Schatz, Jessica "will bring a new vision to one of Downtown's most important organizations." 

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The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative is a housing ban that would indefinitely ban most new housing in Los Angeles, increasing rents, destroying jobs, and making the homeless problem even worse. Join CCA and the Coalition to Protect L.A. Neighborhoods & Jobs, a team of businesses, homeless advocates, renters, and homeowners to defeat this disastrous initiative.

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October 25, 2016

Citing her experience and collaborative approach in advocating for business, the Board of Directors of the Central City Association of Los Angeles voted unanimously to name Jessica Lall as the organization's new president and CEO, Board Chair Martha Saucedo announced today. 

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October 25, 2016 L.A. Times

The Central City Association, an influential downtown business advocacy group, has named a new chief executive to replace long-time Carol Schatz, who recently retired. Taking the helm will be Jessica Lall, the executive director of a business in the South Park neighborhood, an area surrounding Staples Center that is awash in construction.

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October 25, 2016 L.A. Downtown News

Jessica Lall has been the executive director of the South Park Business Improvement for nearly four years. In January, she will become the head of the powerhouse business group, the Central City Association.

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