Los Angeles City Council District 12 which includes neighborhoods in
Chatsworth, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, North Hills, Reseda, Winnetka, Canoga Park, West Hills, Lake Balboa, West Van Nuys, and Encino (SEE MAP)
ENDORSEMENTS State Sen. Fran Pavley
Supervisor Linda Parks Julie Korenstein Former Los Angeles Unified School District board member Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DP/SFV)
United Teachers of Los Angeles Click here for more complete list of endorsements
EXPERIENCE Brad and his wife Maria have been involved in the 12th District for more than a decade, including neighborhood councils and their childrens’ public schools Click here for complete bio
City officials and neighborhood councils must search out ways to benefit the communities they represent; there are great examples of rational planning and smart development all over southern California. All anyone has to do is compare the amenities today in communities like Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, and the San Fernando Valley, and realize that all were at a roughly similar level of development 30 years ago to see what has worked, what has not, and what needs to be done. I have worked in many of these areas, and I know what it takes to protect residents' quality of life - we need to use those examples in the San Fernando Valley, not ignore them.
There is an opportunity, right now, for Los Angeles to build a new, high technology manufacturing economy for the 21st Century, based on renewable fuels and sustainable technologies, in the same way that the aviation, entertainment, and aerospace industries were brought to California in the 20th Century. It will take intelligent partnerships between industry, labor, government, and academia, and rational use of our city’s existing infrastructure and high quality work force. Southern California has the largest port on the U.S. West Coast, the finest research universities, and an existing backbone of high technology companies, large and small – we can take the lessons of history and make it happen again, for our children’s generation of Angelenos.