“West Hollywood invents the culture that other cities consume.”
I have lived in West Hollywood for nearly 30 years. I love this city, like we all do. I am honored to have the chance to help our city realize its future history, solving problems for residents and businesses alike, helping people in the present and planning for the future.
My goal is to ensure that West Hollywood maintains the things that put our city on the map: that we’re transparent, that we fight for affordable housing, that we maintain a consistently high level of social services for residents in need, that our neighborhood keeps its promise to be a safe place to live, work, play, and that our community supports people in their individuality — in being themselves.
I have lived on the eastside of West Hollywood and on the westside, above the Sunset Strip and below Santa Monica Boulevard. I have been a renter and an owner. I have a unique perspective of the challenges and opportunities of living in our city.
As a renter on Genesee Avenue and Ozeta Terrace from 1991 to 1999, I understand the importance of improving the quality and availability of affordable housing in our City. Sustainability and protection of our existing housing stock are top priorities. Enhancing affordable housing incentives, creating elevated design standards, and participating in long-term city-wide planning efforts that expand and protect housing options for everyone at every level — all of these concerns are at the center of my work.
For nearly 25 years, I have participated in city leadership as a member of Advisory Boards and Commissions, and for the past several years, as a member of the City Council. Helping shape the city we are becoming.
As a trained architect and Project Manager, I understand the vital importance of balancing development and livability, particularly in West Hollywood, where residents have come to love the special, “urban village” atmosphere.
Professionally, I have more than 20 years of experience in large-scale project planning management at UCLA, ABC, the Walt Disney Studios, and with the affordable housing developer, Los Angeles Housing Partnership. At LAHP, I was responsible for overseeing the renovation and construction of well over 300 affordable housing units. During the height of the AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles, I was the co-Director of Policy and Planning at AIDS Project Los Angeles.
I have two Master’s Degrees, one in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Houston and the other in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of the Arts.
My husband and I met in West Hollywood and registered as domestic partners in 1992 at West Hollywood City Hall and were married in August 2008. We live with our two dogs, Mr. Big and Dodger.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 310.498.5783 and let me know your thoughts.
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