Venice Neighborhood Council Achievements
As one would guess I am very passionate about what goes on in Venice. I was the only active person of color on the VNC during my two years on the VNC (2014-2016.) I have a long record of always putting the people and land first and have arguably been the most outspoken local advocate for true inclusivity, equity culture, and accountability from our city and neighborhood’s institutions, leaders, and social culture.
During my 2014-2016 term as a VNC Community Officer I created a successful motion to release the Brendon Glenn video as well as led Venice to adopt and celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, a motion which inspired the current L.A. City Council to adopt the holiday in August 2017.
I bring the unique dynamic of representing the experience and perspectives of 5 generations of Venetians into the political discourse and decision making processes of Venice. My representation is critical especially in these times of calculated and endangered diversity in Venice’s decision making forums. The current homogeneous gentrification and real estate sector dominated Venice Neighborhood Council is a good example of the gross representational imbalance plaguing our town.