This past Wednesday night I participated in a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association.
I am so gratified at the overwhelmingly positive response I received from those in attendance. Here’s a tweet from someone I had never met before:
Why is this the typical reaction I receive?
Because my opponents, mostly all political insiders, can talk only about what they say they’re going to do.
But here are the things I’ve already done:
· Eliminated LA’s red light camera scam, triumphing over powerful entrenched special interests
· Leading the reform of LA’s unfair parking policies, as Co-Chair of Mayor Garcetti’s Parking Reform Working Group
· Devised a plan with the Public Works Department to reuse ground water, helping to solve a decades-long water runoff issue in hillside communities
· Convinced Caltrans to increase yellow light times throughout California, increasing safety at intersections
· Helped neighborhoods get streets repaved, sidewalks fixed, and stop signs installed
· Stopped state bill AB666 that would have taken away our right to trial for certain traffic offenses
And this is just a small sample of what I’ve accomplished as community advocate, not as a paid staffer, and not because it was my job. These were things that needed to be fixed, so I fixed them.
The community is responding to my candidacy because they recognize that I’m the person most likely to bring about fundamental change to city government – not some current or former city staff member; not some political insider.
As the Daily News reports, this is what I told the crowd:
That’s how I got rid of the red light camera program. That’s how I got the yellow light times changed throughout the state. That’s how we just got Dixie Canyon paved when they told us it wouldn’t happen for 20 years. That’s how we’re finally getting the water run-off problem solved in Benedict Canyon. That’s how I’m getting parking reform done. When I’m committed to something, I will never give up.
I’m committed to fixing LA and I’m not going to give up until we get the job done.
To do that, I need your help. Here are three things you can do right now:
1. Donate to help spread the word throughout the community.
2. Post a Yard Sign! Contact Staff@Jay4LA.com for your sign.
3. Like the Jay4LA Facebook page and share it with your friends.
Your support is very much appreciated!
Don’t forget, the election is March 3rd, less than 6 weeks away.
All the best,
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