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"You've always impressed me as an intelligent and compassionate Culver City resident and civic leader."
Golden State Water
Leadership Culver City classmate
In last year's Council race, I was endorsed by the LA County Democratic Party, the Sierra Club, the Southern California Chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action and GLAR (Greater Los Angeles Realtors). A vote for me is a vote for science, medicine, the environment and governance that honors fairness and participatory democracy.
On Sunday, November 21, 2021, there will be a zoom campaign kick-off and fundraiser for the November 2022 election for Culver City Council. You will be receiving zoom invitations separately when my platform will be discussed and presented. If you wish to attend the kick-off and haven't received the invitation, please contact me at (469) 490.2301. Thanks!
I have been a resident of Culver City for thirty years and have seen the changes it has gone through over time. First, I served as President of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association and then as President of the Culver City Democratic Club. As a physician, I have served as a board member of the Los Angeles Neurological Society for the last twenty years and was its president in 2000. I served as an elected delegate from Assembly District 54 to the California Democratic Party from 2017 to 2021. Currently, I am serving on the Advisory Committee for Housing and Homelessness for the City of Culver City.
Culver City is located next to the largest urban oil field, the Inglewood Oil Field (IOF). It has been noted with release of toxic fumes in 2005, 2006 and spills during Thanksgiving 2018, culminating with pipes bursting on April 1, 2019. These have been due to aging infrastructure and I agree with the City's plan to undergo an amortization process and to implement just transition to renewable energy. Since the County has announced its plan on September 15th to phase out oil operations in the entire Inglewood Oil Field, it would be advisable to join forces with the County to address our common goals in a unified fashion to reduce our liability and cost while pooling our resources.
As we grow as a city with the relocation of Amazon, HBO and Apple, we can expect pressure points in our transportation grid. However, the stay-at-home order implemented during COVID-19 has taught us that working from home saves lives, mitigates traffic congestion and results in cleaner air. For the immediate future, we can expect that most employees of these technical companies will be encouraged to work from home. However, we must be prepared to decompress any anticipated transportation needs by providing a fleet of electric buses when the current crop of natural gas powered buses age out of the system. There can also be electric shuttles between the two Culver City subway stops and the far reaches of the City such as the Fox Hills neighborhood.
We must consider private-public partnerships with employers in solving the housing crisis for their employees, much in the way Google and Apple have done in N. California. The most cost-effective measure to address homeless residents who reside in their campers or trailers or cars is to provide them with safe parking places at night. To increase housing stock, the concept of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) must be better publicized. Consideration should be given to repurposing commercial buildings that have remained vacant since before the pandemic and changing the zoning to either mixed or residential to build housing for all income ranges that are affordable. AB 2345 provides a density bonus to developers that can include 24% low income units it its building projects and this should be promoted. Consideration should also be given to Sierra Club's recommendation to building around transportation hubs to promote the use of public transportation and decrease the construction of parking spaces.
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