Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Mar Vista candidates that Patch will be running leading up to the election.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
I will focus on land use. Of concern now is the
- Centinela Corridor. We need to enhance the retail market and make a couple of locations become destinations such as food establishments which will bring in revenue to beautify the area.
- I would focus on Palms Boulveard between Centinela and Wade which is a blight to Zone 6. This area is weed infested and if improved will increase property values.
- I will watch the traffic patterns on Centinela so as to not allow the city to establish “road diets” which narrow the traffic to one lane in order to force people to take public transportation.
- I want to make sure the Santa Monica Airport gets proper representation in the evaluation of whether the lease should be renewed and the airport continue.
Who are your primary supporters?
Homeowners are my primary supporters.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
Proper representation of homeowner interests in my Zone. I feel the communication from our Zone Director has not been sufficient, while the city implements changes without our knowledge.
As the Metrolink is completed in through the Exposition Corridor we need to make sure neighborhood security is strenghtened as crime could increase.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
I an into adventure travel and pushing my endurance. I have summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua in Argentina, trekked to Everest Base Camp, and summited Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta here in California. I would like to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia next.
Why did you decide to run?
I love to work and see the the MVCC has been dedicated to improving the Mar Vista community and protecting our interests as both property and business owners. I have great administration, marketing and fundraising skills and believe I can be an asset to my neighborhood community.