As an elected official representing over 75,000 residents in Mid City West Los Angeles, I am working to create a city whose residents are more connected to its government.
Whether it is advocating on behalf of our minority populations, including the city’s robust Jewish community, on Mid City West’s Social and Racial Equity committee or fighting to demystify local government by chairing Mid City West’s Outreach and Civic Engagement committee, I am guided by my belief that our government should work FOR the people, not for personal or corporate interests.
Why I Ran For Office
I moved to Mid City West over a decade ago. I love our area for its walkability, its diversity, and its feeling of community – something I don’t take for granted in the middle of a metropolis. Before COVID, I could frequently be found biking to Friday night jazz concerts at LACMA, or walking to Goal on 3rd to watch football while grabbing a meal (wings, fries, and a Guinness). I am an experienced and action oriented leader. Some issues I’m passionate about:
- Ensuring that our streets are safe for all; including pedestrians, bikers, and e-scooters
- Creating an easy and actionable plan to make our community more environmentally friendly
- Raising public awareness about city resources to make their distribution more equitable
- Diversifying city leadership by making the elections process more transparent
- Opening clear lines of communication between residents and city leaders – especially when related to zone 5 specific issues like the metro and LACMA constructions
- Adding a dog park to the green space near the Tar Pits
To start learning how I am working to take action on these things, see some of my blog posts. And don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list so you can be alerted as I post new thoughts and action plans throughout my term.
Of course, in addition to pushing on the issues that I am passionate about, I consistently push myself to learn about and advocate for the big and small issues my constituents care about. I have a phone line dedicated to council work and can always be reached directly via email.
On The Issues
- Safe Streets For AllThere are a great number of pedestrian, bicyclist, and scooter rider accidents that take place annually within our district. And survey after survey shows that a number of environmentally friendly short walks, bike rides, and scooter rides end up becomingContinue reading “Safe Streets For All”
- A Greener Mid City WestSaving the planet starts at home. As a community, there are so many things we can do to work towards living more sustainably. Here are a few of my ideas: Lobby the city to add one public recycling bin forContinue reading “A Greener Mid City West”
- Equitable Distribution Of City ResourcesThe city of Los Angeles gives millions of dollars in funding each year to programs that are intended to equally serve city residents. Unfortunately, a lack of transparency about how to engage with these programs means that frequently the generalContinue reading “Equitable Distribution Of City Resources”