Oley Olsen

City: Avalon City
Position Seeking: Councilmember

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

Classical Music My parents loved classical music and played it all the time. My first lp album was The Nutcracker.

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?

The city should remove and roadblocks that organizers of events bring to their attention.

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

The City needs to encourage organizers of events to enlarge their offerings and diversity of opportunities in Avalon. We now have 3 art festivals, 2 music events, and a film festival. The city needs to help increase the number of events.

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)?

As Avalon’s economy is entirely based on visitor spending any thing we can do to add additonial oppurtinuties for are visitors will help the citizens of Avalon.