Cutting the Ribbon on Arleta's Mid Valley Multipurpose Center

Today I was proud to join the ribbon cutting on the long awaited Mid Valley Intergenerational Multipurpose Center! This 2.6-acre site includes a new single-story, 2,500 square\foot building that has an open-plan interior as well as a snack room, office space, and restroom access for residents enjoying its beautiful outdoors area. Continue reading

Bringing Light to the Night

Sex and human trafficking are not just major issues internationally: they are local and very real issues in the Sixth District. In our neighborhoods, prostitution is a problem that we live with every day. Houses and apartments in our neighborhoods see the evidence of this crime every day as families walk outside in the evening or early morning and see young women selling themselves. Continue reading

Breaking ground on the newest addition to VNY!

Clay Lacy has been a wonderful partner to the Van Nuys community, especially the Van Nuys Airport. As VNY’s longest tenant, Clay Lacy Aviation has not only invested in our long-term success but also the success of our local families and communities. Through their continued support of our local students through the aviation mechanic school and the annual VNY career fair. Continue reading

Going Red with Councilmember O’Farrell

Today I was proud to stand with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell as we discussed the leading cause of death among women: heart disease. Continue reading

Revealing the Panorama City We Love

Homeless encampments are a difficult issue facing the City. While we can’t turn our backs on those in most need in our City, we must also protect the quality of life for the families raising the next generation here. That’s why I am a strong supporter of homeless shelters and nonprofits such as the Rescue Mission that not only provide food for those in need but gives them a shelter and an opportunity to find their way.  Continue reading

Bringing City Hall to Van Nuys and Community Groups to City Hall

Just last month, communities across the nation recognized Human Trafficking Awareness Month and brought information to their neighborhoods about this terrible crime. Today I was proud to recognize two organizations within my District that understand human trafficking as a local issue and are bringing information and assistance to Sun Valley and Van Nuys residents every day of the year. Continue reading

Welcoming new jobs and cutting red tape in the Sixth District

Today, I was proud to join the ribbon cutting for the newest addition to La Brea Bakery’s Van Nuys bakery. This is the latest addition to the thriving business community in the Van Nuys and Lake Balboa area. Continue reading

Gift of Reading Celebration

This week, my team and I visited the Van Nuys, Panorama City, and Sun Valley libraries to celebrate the holidays with children from across the District. Continue reading

October Newsletter: School's in session and Fall is underway!

While the leaves have started turning colors across the country, in the Sixth District, it's still sunny as we stay hard at work! Over the course of this month, I've been proud to join our neighbors dedicated to cleaning up, watching over and enjoying our district! Scroll below to learn more about my work locally. Continue reading

September Newsletter: Autumn, holidays and the end of the year!

I can't believe how quickly this year has passed! As families across the Sixth are boxing up their skeleton and witch costumes, I wanted to take a moment to give you an update on some of our work this month and other events fast approaching. Continue reading