Join the organizations and individuals endorsing Yes on Measure S this March 7, 2017 election.

Add your name to the long and diverse list of civic leaders, social justice activists, environmentalists, homeless advocates, and neighborhood leaders from across our great city who endorse Measure S.


Civic Leaders

U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson (Ret.)

Richard Riordan, Former Mayor of Los Angeles

Gloria Romero, California State Senate Majority Leader (Ret.)

Carmen Trutanich, Los Angeles City Attorney (Ret.)

Robert Farrell, Los Angeles City Council and Planning and Land Use Management Committee (Ret.)

Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Council (Ret.)

Dr. Ken Alpern, Chairman, Transit Coalition; Board Member, Mar Vista Community Council*


City Planning Advocates

Mabel Chang, Past President, Los Angeles City Planning Commission

Joyce Foster, Past President, Board of Los Angeles Building and Safety Commissioners;
Past President, West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission

Richard Platkin, Los Angeles City Planner (RET.)

Terrence Gomes, President, Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC)*

Dan Wright, Founding Member, Los Angeles General Plan Consistency Coalition

Damien Goodmon, Founder, Crenshaw Subway Coalition; and Deputy, Coalition to Preserve LA

Cindy Cleghorn, Co-Founder, Board Member, United Chambers of Commerce San Fernando Valley*

Clint Simmons, P.E., Member, Expo Communities United*

Gerald A. Silver, Ventura Boulevard Citizens Advisory Committee (Ret.); and President, Homeowners of Encino

Robina Suwon, Founder, California Safe Schools, San Fernando Valley*

Craig Sherman, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney and Executive Director, Center for Local Government Accountability

Jack Humphreville, Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Ratepayer Advocate; DWP Advocacy Committee President

Robin Rudisill, Past Chair, Venice Land Use & Planning Committee; Past Member, Venice Neighborhood Council Board Member;  Past Member, Venice Neighborhood Council Neighborhood Committee, Safety Committee and Disaster Preparedness Committee

Joe Vitti, President, Valley VOTE*

Jacquie Shabel, Founder-President, Hollywood Alliance* 



Los Angeles Audubon Society

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society

Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW)

Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations

Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains

Ballona Wetlands Institute

Marcia Hanscom, Executive Director, Ballona Wetlands Institute; and Westside Liaison, Coalition to Preserve LA

Preserve Benedict Canyon

Rex Frankel, Founder, Progressive Resource Center

Grace Yoo, Co-Founder/Attorney, Environmental Justice Collaborative, Koreatown

Karen Zimmerman, Board of VOICE, Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment*

Kim Lamorie, President, Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, Inc.

Robert Silverstein, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Sabrina Venskus, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Doug Carstens, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Arthur Pugsley, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Frank Angel, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Noel Weiss, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Mitchell M. Tsai, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Eric F. Edmunds Jr, California Environmental Quality Act Attorney

Jacky Surber, President, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, LA District*


Affordable Housing Advocates

Rev. Alice Callaghan, Founder, Las Familias del Pueblo Skid Row

Jeff Dietrich, Co-Founder, Catholic Worker Homeless Services

Los Angeles Tenants Union

Elena Popp, Eviction Defense Network, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Los Angeles Grassroots for Obama (LAG4O)

Progressive Democratic Club

Southern California Americans for Democratic Action, Board of Directors

Sean Chandra, attorney, and Member of LA Tenants Union*

United Neighbors for Los Angeles Board of Directors

Hyde Park Organizational Partnership for Empowerment

Neighbors of Chase Knolls

John Malpede, Founder-Director, Skid Row Theater, Los Angeles Poverty Department*

Gustavo Flores and Manuel Flores, Co-Founders, Westlake Advocates


Community Groups and Leaders

Richard Close, President, Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association

Lydia Grant, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner, Board of Neighborhood Commissioners; Education Advocate

Opal Young, President, Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Homeowners Coalition*

Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment (Valley VOTE)

Elysian Valley/Riverside Neighborhood Council Board of Directors

Westwood Neighborhood Council Board of Directors

Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council Board of Directors 

Westlake South Neighborhood Council Board of Directors

Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Board of Directors

Sandy Brown, Vice President, Westwood Neighborhood Council; and President, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association*

Xochitl Gonzalez, Board Member, West Los Angeles-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council*

Richard Courtney, Board of Governors, Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council* 

Marisa Stewart, Past President, Palms Neighborhood Council; and Neighborhood Watch member*

Jeff Lynn, President, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council*

Playa del Rey Guardians Society Board of Directors

Beverly Wilshire Homes Association

Valley Village Homeowners Association

Westchester Neighbors Association

Baldwin Neighborhood Homeowners Association

Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association

Brentwood Hills Homeowners Association

Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association

Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association

Homeowners of Encino

Oxford Triangle Association of Venice

Hollywoodland Homeowners Association

Pacific Palisades Residents Association

Del Rey Residents Association

Venice Stakeholders

Cindy Chvatal, President, Hancock Park Homeowners Association*

Paul Hatfield, President, Valley Village Homeowners Association*

Diann Corral, President, Laurel Grove Neighborhood Association*

Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment

Downsize Sunkist Expansion

Stop the Millennium Hollywood

Old Granada Hills Residents’ Group

Greg Sutter, Co-Founder, Save 750 Edinburgh*

Bill Cooper, Realtor and President, Society for the Preservation of DTLA*

Rory Barish, Co-Founder, Save Sunset Boulevard*

Debra Hockemeyer, Brentwood Community Advocate

Xavier Hermosillo, Global Government and Emergency Services; LAPD Police Commission Administrative Law Hearing Examiner (RET.)

Aaron Epstein, Founder and Owner, Artisan's Patio, Hollywood



Dr. Gloria Zuurveen, Editor and Publisher, Pace News; Recipient of the
NAACP's Ida B. Wells-Barnett Journalism Award; Member of the Los Angeles Press Club Board of Directors*

Tim Deegan, CityWatch Los Angeles columnist

James Preston Allen, editor and publisher, Random Lengths News

Dianne Lawrence, Publisher, The Neighborhood News

Bret Marcus, Former Award-Winning KCET SoCal Connected Executive Producer*

Melissa Hebert, Founder, 2UrbanGirls Radio

Diego Velasco, Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker, Silver Lake

Linda Deutsch, Award-winning Associated Press Court Reporter and Author

John Griffiths, US Weekly TV Critic; President, Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association

Nina Royal, Publisher and Editor, North Valley Reporter


Partial list

* Indicates an individual endorsement

465 endorsements

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