Tip O’neal (you know I loved him and he is part of my “3 O’Neil Ideal” man dream) had it right on many levels that
“All Politics are local”
We elect leaders to help us all live together peacefully. they are not picking the direction we go in – they listen to us and plan, plot and lead us on a route to the destination of our communal choosing.
Leadership is a job of servitude, when done right. For that reason we call them “Public Servants”.
As you have gathered, I have “Entitlement Issues”, or as my father calls it a “Princess Complex”. As much as I spend time working to fix everyone’s crisis, I expect someone to be there to help me with societal quandaries of my own. “Who are these people that I ask to navigate me through the red tape and mysteries of civilized living in Los Angeles County?”, you ask?
These folks serve the neighborhoods where I work.
|Elected Officials for @LAcity|
|Mayor of Los Angeles||Eric Garcetti|
|Los Angeles City Controller||Ron Galperin|
|Los Angeles City Attorney||Mike Feuer|
|City Council||District 12: John Lee|
|County Supervisor||District 3: Sheila Kuehl|
|State Senate||District 18: Robert Hertzberg|
|State Assembly||District 45: Jesse Gabriel|
|US Congress||District 30: Brad Sherman|
|LAUSD Schoolboard||District 3: Scott Schmerelson|
|TV Service||Charter Spectrum|
|LASAN Waste Collection Day||Monday|
|RecycLA Waste Collection Provider||Waste Management, Inc|
|Parking Enforcement Area Offices||Valley|
|Transportation District Office||West Valley|
|LA Unified School District||Birmingham/Cleveland/Reseda|
|Planning / Construction|
|Community Planning Area||Northridge|
|Area Planning Commission||North Valley APC|
|Building and Safety||Check For Permits|
Check Code Enforcement
|Neighborhood Fire Station||103|
|Community Police Station||Devonshire|
|Red Flag Parking Zone||This address is not within a Red Flag Parking Zone.|
|Neighborhood Council||124 – Northridge South NC|
|Community Emergency Preparedness Contact||Emergency Management Department: 213-978-2222|
Each of these names comes with an office chock full of knowledgeable and resourceful folks who can and often will work miracles that the otherwise unconnected citizen can’t.
As we are in an election year and everyone is always on Facebook talking about draining swamps and removing corruption from government, I want to invite you to get to know your own local government and the programs, departments and leaders we have in place.
I hope you will be delighted, and if not – I demand you get involved and help out.