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Janice Kay Hahn (born March 30, 1952 in Long Beach, California) is a member of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 15th district. Hahn was elected in 2001 and reelected in 2005, running unopposed. She is currently running for a third and final term with the election scheduled for March 3, 2009. The 15th District encompasses the Los Angeles communities of Watts, Wilmington, Harbor Gateway, Harbor City, Athens on the Hill, and San Pedro.

Hahn has been a champion of gang prevention programs. She initiated the Watts Gang Task Force, which meets weekly and has for the time being ended homicides in the Watts community. She also implemented the Gang Alternatives Program throughout the fifteenth district. Citywide, she pushed Proposition A, which would have increased the annual parcel tax to create a permanent revenue source for gang prevention and intervention programs. The measure fell short of the two thirds required majority vote.

Hahn has also worked to improve operations at the Port of Los Angeles and clean up surrounding port communities. She oversees the redevelopment projects in San Pedro and Wilmington which are transforming the waterway. Working with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, she secured passage of the historic Clean Air Action Plan which is removing dirty trucks from the ports and will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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