City: Manhattan Beach
Position Seeking: City Council

Question 1: Please share a meaningful experience you had with art (visual, dance, drama, music, media arts) while growing up and its impact on you.

We started the very successful “mobile art rental” program in our city history. We rented art pieces (all outdoor pieces) and placed them throughout our city. If residents truly enjoyed the art piece we would offer to purchase it. This program began in 2006 and continues today.

Question 2: What do you believe the role of City Council should be in developing and supporting the region’s arts and cultural infrastructure?

As noted above, City Council needs to continue to support the arts not only with mobile art pieces but also allowing our local artists to showcase their work for free at our community art buildings!

Question 3: What’s your vision for the city? What role, if any, does art and culture play in advancing that vision?

My vision was noted above, in that our City Council needs to continue to support the arts not only with mobile art pieces but also allowing our local artists to showcase their work for free at our community art buildings!

Questions 4: A recent report by the Otis College of Design found that 1 in every 6 jobs in LA County supports the creative sector and economy in Los Angeles County. If elected, how will you aim to ensure the continued vitality and growth of the creative economy and the artistic community that it supports?

I will aim to ensure that our support continues by utilizing city funds to showcase local artists and publicize our art “Open House” events”.