As a member of the City Council, Bob Blumenfield will request assignment to five important council committees. “It’s a heavy load,” Bob says, “but I’m not going to the City Council to just spend my time. I’m going so I can make a difference.”
Planning and Land Use Committee – The most important committee controlling and regulating development in our neighborhoods.
Budget and Finance Committee – The budget reflects the city’s policies and priorities in every area of community services. Bob is singularly qualified to step right in and be effective. As chair of the State Assembly Budget Committee, he has provided leadership to produce balanced state budgets in extremely difficult economic times.
Energy and Environment Committee – Bob’s background gives him what it takes to be an effective leader in developing local energy and environmental policies that benefit everyone in the community. He has written many important bills to speed development of new, clean energy sources in our state. He also was a boardmember of the L.A. League of Conservation Voters and Government Affairs Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
Jobs and Business Development Committee – Bob is the author of the most important jobs producing legislation now under consideration in Sacramento. He is working with leaders of the business and labor communities to get it passed. He knows and understands the importance of bringing new jobs and developing local businesses in the Valley and throughout Los Angeles.
Transportation Committee – Even as L.A. moves forward with development of long-overdue public transportation systems, traffic continues to choke our streets. Bob will see assignment to this committee because he considers its work among the most important challenges facing our city.
In addition, as a member of the City Council Bob has pledged to –
* Assign at least one member of his staff to working with Neighborhood Councils, Homeowners Associations and local Chambers of Commerce and business groups to make sure their voices are heard on community issues.
* Launch the most far-reaching effort to identify and repair pot holes and broken sidewalks the city has ever seen.