Marta Samano

City: La Puente City
Position Seeking: Councilmember

Question 1: Please share the most meaningful arts and cultural experience you had growing up.

I have being a Folklorico Dancer since I was 7 years old

Question 2: What do you think should be the role of City Council in the development and support of the region’s arts and cultural infrastructure?

Developed more youth and cultural programs

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

I am running for City Council to keep La Puente moving forward, achieving financial stability, promoting cultural youth programs and enhancing a business friendly city, supporting cultural events, creating new jobs, increasing citizen education.

Questions 4: A recent report by the Otis College of Design found that 1 in every 7 jobs in LA County is supports the creative sector and economy in Los Angeles County. What strategies, if any, would you pursue to enhance the region’s creative economy (i.e. cultural tourism, indirect and direct jobs, nonprofit and for profit organizations)?

I will increase revenues the City of La Puente by lobbing the State and Federal elected officials to bring local fuding to the community Also, to increase the revenue of the city, I will brig new business so that our residents can work locally, shop locally and spend locally thus increasing our sales tax revenue, increased public safety, union contracts and healthier community,