Business owner, Civil Service Commissioner and lifelong Culver City resident Albert Vera officially pulled papers to appear on the April, 2018 City Council ballot on Monday, December 18. Flanked by … [Read More...]
Meet Albert Vera
Albert Vera is a business owner, city commissioner and lifelong Culver City resident. His “neighborhoods first” agenda is focused on protecting the things that make our city special and solving everyday problems for Culver City residents.
Continuing a legacy of leadership begun by his father, who served 12 years on the City Council, Vera is anxious to bring his business experiences to City Hall.
“We need to be smart about our city’s finances, but we also have to focus on important issues like attainable housing for working professionals, public safety for all of our residents and intelligent ways of dealing with traffic, transportation and mobility,” he said. “We need to move our city forward by working together to address our challenges and take advantage of the opportunities we have before us. We need to balance economic development with the special qualities that make Culver City unique.”
Vera owns Sorrento Italian Market, a specialty food store filled with old-world charm, as well as the family’s 26 ranches encompassing thousands of acres north of Bakersfield.
He is a member of the Culver City Exchange Club and has served on both the Culver City Landlord/Tenant Board and the Culver City Civil Service Commission, where he currently serves as part of the five-member commission charged with advising the City Council on all matters concerning Human Resources administration, recommending adoption of amendments to the Civil Service Rules, making any appropriate investigation regarding Human Resources administration and providing an appeals procedure for classified employees. Vera also serves on the Culver City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Culver City Palms YMCA Board of Managers.
“We need to look out for everyone who calls this city ‘home.’ Culver City should be a safe and welcoming environment for families at all levels of the economic spectrum, and I am committed to making sure our schools, our police department, our fire department and our parks system have the tools and resources they need to create that environment.”