I have lived in Culver City’s Veteran’s Park neighborhood since 2009 and currently have two children who attend La Ballona Elementary. I became particularly active in local affairs after the 2016 national election. Through Culver City Action Network, I have been especially involved in developing and advocating for the adoption and full implementation of the City’s “sanctuary” policy to support and protect immigrant community members and their families.
What experience or expertise do you have which qualifies you to serve on the GPAC?
I am a law professor at UCLA School of Law, where I teach and write about legal issues relating to race, gender, and economic justice. I focus on how these connect to workers’ rights and also interact with other areas of law, such as immigration law, criminal law, and public benefits law.
What motivates you to participate in the General Plan process?
Both professionally and personally, I have a longstanding interest in local government as the place where ordinary people have the greatest opportunity to shape public policy in ways that connect our daily lives to the most pressing issues of our day. The General Plan process is a great example of that opportunity. I am eager to help my City plan for its next 100 years in ways that reflect the neighborliness, diversity, responsiveness, and efficacy that characterize our community and government at their best.Email GPAC Member Zatz