Submitted by Erik Hoffman
Meet & Greet with Steve Napolitano
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 3:00-5:00pm
Spinnaker Mall in front of 5005 Via Dolce, Marina del Rey
Hosted by Civil Engineers for Infrastructure
RSVP to Kevin Wen 562-412-0112 or Volunteers4Napolitano@gmail.com
On Saturday August 13th between 3 pm and 5 pm Civil Engineers for Infrastructure, a non profit dedicated to convincing our elected officials to prioritize Infrastructure is hosting a Meet and greet for Steve Napolitano who is running for the 4th district Supervisor seat for Los Angeles County. Steve serves as Senior Deputy to current 4th District Supervisor Don Knabe, who will be termed out in 2016. Since 2005, Steve has represented Supervisor Knabe in eight South Bay communities and oversees several County departments and special assignments. Working closely with Supervisor Knabe, Steve has a unique knowledge of county government. Steve has worked successfully to promote job growth, expand economic development, improve environmental protections, and support 4th District nonprofits and community groups—while personally answering the calls and emails of constituents on a daily basis.
Prior to working with Supervisor Knabe, Steve was the youngest person elected to the Manhattan Beach City Council in 1992 at the age of 26. He served as Mayor and Council Member and was overwhelmingly reelected in 1997 and 2001 before being termed out in 2005. Steve fought to preserve the city’s small town atmosphere while improving the local economy, cutting costs and red tape for residents, supporting local schools, and protecting the coastal environment. In the 13 years he served the city, Steve never missed a single Council meeting. Recognized as a county-wide leader in local government, Steve was elected by his peers from cities across LA County to serve as President of the Independent Cities Association for 2002-2003.
While serving on the City Council, Steve worked as a part-time teacher as he put himself through law school, graduating from Loyola Law School and passing the bar in 2000. He then joined a local law firm specializing in education law, where he represented clients throughout the state on a wide variety of issues, including First Amendment rights, labor and employment matters, the Brown Act, special education, and school construction, among others. During law school, Steve also served as a legal intern to the Los Angeles Community College District and Heal the Bay, a local environmental group. Steve graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University, where he also received the Outstanding Graduate in Arts Award.
The supervisor of the 4th district acts as the “mayor” of Marina Del Rey. That office has the say of what is built, how it is built and why. As a candidate for this office, it is a great opportunity to meet him and develop a relationship with him and his office so that when issues come up in the community he knows who is raising those concerns. I urge all that live in the Silver Strand to come and express their concerns about traffic, parking, development, etc so that the County of Los Angeles knows that the Silver Strand is active and passionate about where we live.