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Daniel Lee Announces 2018 Campaign for Culver City Council

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Culver City resident Daniel Lee has announced his campaign for City Council in 2018. Lee is a local activist, volunteer mentor, and Culver City Committee Member who narrowly lost his first bid for the Culver City Council in 2016. Current City Council member Meghan Sahli-Wells, Vice Mayor Thomas Small, former Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle, and School Board Member Dr. Kelly Kent, met Lee’s announcement with support.

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, was pleased to see that Lee already had a long history with the Culver City community.

Daniel Lee has served as a member of the Culver City Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee for the last seven years. He has also been a volunteer mentor at El Rincon Elementary School—a school located within the Culver City Real Estate area—since 2005. Lee is currently a project manager for the James Lawson Institute and serves on the national board of directors for Move to Amend since 2012.

Lee is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the California Air National Guard. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lee has stated that his campaign will focus on three fundamental goals: protecting the environment, encouraging economic fairness, and ensuring government accountability.   The focus for each goal is:

  • Protect the Environment: As 10% of the Inglewood Oil Field is in Culver City, we must protect residents from the health effects of oil wells and other environmental hazards. We must also have environmentally sound building codes and a robust sustainability plan.
  • Encourage Economic Fairness: City government should act to support the demographic and economic diversity of our residents through inclusionary zoning, alternative building practices and affordable housing initiatives.
  • Ensure Government Accountability: City Council Members should proactively engage with residents in their communities on a regular basis, and represent the concerns of those residents in the City Council.

According to Daniel Lee, “I believe a city should reflect the views and values of its citizens, and that governing institutions should represent the opinions, issues, and concerns of the people. It’s time, Culver City – time to make changes that will make a difference.”

Lee’s campaign is holding a Campaign Kickoff Event at Dr. Kelly Kent’s home—4204 Lafayette Place, Culver City 90232—on Sunday November 19 at 4 p.m. All Culver City residents are invited to attend and get to know Lee better.

Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, invites any who are interested to visit for more information.

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