Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Del Rey Neighborhood Council candidates that Patch will be running leading up to the election.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
My priority is to keep Del Rey a safe and well maintained community. We still need to continue to work to fix our broken sidewalks, and to have trees trimmed in a timely manner. We need safe crosswalks for our children then they go to and from school and proper synchronized left hand turn signals to get our traffic moving.
Who are your primary supporters?
When I was previously on the Board of the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, I was fortunate enough to get to know my neighbors and have them knock on my door to let me know their concerns so that I could direct them to the proper departments and still do at this time. I have always maintained a good relationship with the current board and have encouraged and supported them.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
My position is to engage our entire community in what good work this Council has done since its Certification in 2003. Since our community is diverse, it is in the best interest of Del Rey to bring as many people as possible to let our Council know what they think and what concerns they have. This includes our children, senior citizens and our multi-cultural communities. I also feel that a community room is long over due and will work diligently to find either a developer or a building so that Del Rey can finally have a meeting room.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
The one thing that people do not know about me is that I am a pit bull when it comes to getting things done. I do not stop until a project is completed. An example of that is that we had a frame of a house that sat for five years until the neighbors felt it was a hazard. They went to all the channels they knew of to resolve the issue. When I found out about it, I made a call to my contact at the Department of Building and Safety to see if they could expedite the demolition. It had been scheduled, but was pushed through faster than the normal process.
Why did you decide to run?
Since this is not my first time running, I have had the opportunity to reflect on our needs and will work hard to accomplish in keeping Del Rey a beautiful, safe and a great place to live in Los Angeles.
Marlene Savage is running for the Vice President position, a two-year term. To read more candidate profiles, click here.