TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
There is nothing more important to our community than our neighborhoods. From our small-town charm to great schools to walkable neighborhoods, Culver City is a family-friendly community like no other. But we have to fight to protect that quality of life.
That is why Albert Vera’s plan for protecting Culver City includes:
- Demanding that developers of all sizes make preservation of our city’s quality of life the highest priority, making sure the density, height and character of their projects fits into the fabric of the neighborhood
- Revising the city’s decades-old General Plan to more effectively reflect the vision we have for each neighborhood
- Implementing safety measures such as pedestrian refuge areas on main boulevards; additional, lighted crosswalks; speed feedback signs; bicycle boxes at intersections and curb extensions BEFORE taking the draconian step of removing vehicular traffic lanes
- Ensuring that the city impose and enforce strict guidelines for safety in the Baldwin Hills Oil Fields, including a ban on fracking
- Working regionally to create traffic flow solutions on our major thoroughfares to reduce both traffic, pollution and cut-through traffic in our neighborhoods
- Working with local, state and federal entities to address the recent increase in airplane flyovers from LAX that create noise and additional pollution for Culver City residents
- Being smart with Culver City’s tax dollars, enhancing community involvement and making sure that City Hall is as transparent as possible
ALBERT’S VISION FOR A BETTER CULVER CITY
While Culver City has attracted some of the most impressive high-tech companies in the world, brought our city a new public transportation hub and seen lots of positive development, all that success comes with a price. Albert’s vision for a better future balances the need for a vibrant and successful business community with the desire to maintain all that is special about Culver City.
Within his first 100 days in office, Albert will:
- Advocate for the addition of truly accessible park facilities that provide playground equipment that welcomes children and families of all abilities to enjoy the fun
- Request a community meeting of transportation experts, representatives from police and fire services, activists and advocates, as well as policy makers to work to achieve the goal of making our streets as safe as possible
- Pursue the creation of a regional task force to develop better ways to infuse technological advances to reduce traffic throughout the Westside
- Explore new fire response tools to reduce response times and get first responders to emergencies sooner, even in rush-hour traffic
- Push for common-sense retail ratios as part of mixed-use development proposals to be sure that such projects really do reduce vehicle trips
- Sit down with developers and city planning staff to develop an incentive program that will bring Culver City more attainable housing and enhance our open space
I’m not running for City Council to follow in my dad’s footsteps or even to finish any of the things he started. I’m running because I believe we are at a critical juncture in the history of Culver City, and I can help not only protect our neighborhoods but bring a new sense of business thinking to City Hall.
We cannot continue to depend on residents for tax increases!
We cannot allow development to ruin our neighborhoods!
We cannot implement traffic plans that simply shove more cut-through traffic onto our residential streets!
I promise you that, if you elect me, I will fight for what is right. I will protect the city we all love, and I will do my best to tackle the tough issues. We may not always agree, but you can always count on me to work hard and do my best to improve our community!
Together, we can make Culver City the best it can be!