Derek Yee

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Derek holds a B.A from U.C. Berkeley in History and Japanese Language and recently graduated with an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He currently serves as a pastoral intern at Bethany Congregational Church, a historically Japanese-American church in Santa Barbara, while pursuing ordination in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

    The Future of Cities

    On June 13, I attended the Mayor’s Forum, “The Future of Cities,” sponsored by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association at the California Club in Downtown L.A. The speaker’s panel consisted of three mayors from the greater Los Angeles area—Gleam Davis of Santa Monica, Terry Tornek of Pasadena, and Meghan Sahli-Wells of Culver City. In attendance were builders and developers who came to hear the mayors’ visions for their respective...