Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Venice candidates.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
My name is Scot Kramarich. Thank you for the opportunity to give the community more information about me as a candidate. I currently serve the community on the VNC.
I have been working on developing a new VNC Website. In my opinion, our community is best served if people have an accurate source for complete information. When launched the hope is to reach more people who can get involved in the community. Venice will benefit from inclusion of the voices of all of the residents in our community.
I support social service outreach to individuals who need help. I support the LAPD’s efforts to enforce existing laws. There isn’t any reason why the law should be applied differently in Venice than it is in our neighboring communities of Santa Monica or Brentwood.
Street safety is a priority I support. I have advocated for safe sidewalks and crosswalks on the streets that connect to Ozone Park / Dewey Street in the ‘borderline’ neighborhood where Venice starts and Santa Monica ends. I have personally met with LA and Santa Monica city officials and collaborated with neighbors to get stop signs, traffic control and crosswalks scheduled for implementation on Dewey.
Who are your primary supporters?
I am not affiliated with any organizations or political groups. My primary supporters are residents who expect neighborhood council members to represent the interests of residents who live in our great beachside community.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
I am a working-class father, husband and homeowner trying to raise my family, a dog and cats in a safe environment. I believe that Venice can enjoy a vibrant artist community while also enjoying clean and safe streets.
I support the LAPD enforcement of existing laws along with vigorous social services outreach to people in compromised positions who live on the street so that Venice residents can enjoy a clean and safe community.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
For the last year I have been the Project Manager driving the development of our new VNC website.
Why did you decide to run?
My first term on the Council has given me experience and awareness, on a local and city level, of what is required to harmoniously represent the different interests within the community in a balanced way. I believe the success of the neighborhood council is reflected by its connection to the community, its legitimacy and the community’s participation.
I am dedicated to representing the community and fostering a collaborative spirit to our politics. I am Venice proud and I want to help give a voice to people. I’m one of you and I would be honored to serve you for a second term as an At-Large Community Officer.
Scot Kramarich is running for At-Large Community Officer, a two-year term. To read more candidate profiles, click here.