Candidate for Studio City Neighborhood Council
Residential Renter Category
I have been a resident of Studio City for 12 years. Growing up in a Virginia suburb of Washington DC, Studio City was exactly what I wanted when I moved out west; a small town feel and tight nit community complete with the advantages of being in the greater Los Angeles area. The perfect place for my wife and I to build our lives, and the place our 5 month old son Charlie will spend his childhood.
During my years here, I have seen many changes to our little world. Studio City is growing fast. Some growth is needed and just a fact of life, but unchecked growth can lead us to a point of no return, which may be a point we are heading to in the near future.
The proposed construction projects in the Coldwater Canyon area don’t hold up when put under the microscope. They will benefit a privileged few, while turning traffic conditions, noise pollution and overall quality of life into a nightmare for the rest of us. This will be the issue of the next few years for Studio City residents, and it’s one the public needs to be more informed on.
Therein lies my basic pledge as a candidate. Since entering this race I have seen the way this system is run. It is a closed door club for the decision makers in the area that they want to keep that way. They don’t want you to see what’s going on. They don’t want you to know. They don’t want you to vote.
Voting in Studio City Council elections is more difficult then buying a gun in the state of California. That’s absurd. In the history of political elections, one thing has always been abundantly clear, and that is that if part of one sides strategy is to keep voter turnout low then that side does not truly have the publics best interest at heart.
I pledge to you to make everything that occurs in the council transparent. I pledge to inform more and more people about the decisions being made that affect their everyday lives, and I pledge to you to represent the best interests of the entire community of Studio City if elected.
Thank you for your consideration and I hope to see you this Thursday at Walter Reed Middle school between 4 and 8 to vote for the Studio City Neighborhood Council.
Vote Thursday April 7th, 4PM to 8PM at:
Walter Reed Middle School
4525 Irvine Street