I am proud to live in Studio City and like most things, I believe there are things that can be improved. As you likely know there is a neighborhood council election on September 20. My wife, Sarah Angel, and I are running for neighborhood council for a three reasons:
- We believe that it's incredibly important for a new generation of leaders to play a role in the future of Studio City. As homeowners, we plan to raise our daughter and future children here and send them to public schools in our neighborhood. There are many families like ours in Studio City and we want to be their voice on the council.
- We want to see a more connected Studio City. We believe there is ample opportunity to make more connections between neighbors. We want to live in a place where it's common that hikers talk to each other at Fryman Canyon and neighbors chat with each other at Trader Joe's. To further that connectedness, we would work to start Studio City outdoor movie nights or concerts at the parks during the summer. We would also like to see some of the neighborhood council budget go towards local neighborhood block parties like the ones we have in Landale Square so Studio City residents can get to know their neighbors.
- We believe the neighborhood council should create an education committee to inform families of their educational options and opportunities in Studio City and throughout the valley. As a former educator and education non-profit leader, I understand the need to focus on our schools, the issues surrounding students, and the partnerships that can be formed between schools and community organizations. And as a prosecutor, Sarah understands the importance of ensuring safe schools and communities.
We are excited to have partnered with John Lawler and Scott Ouellette on a slate (see the accompanying flyer) that we hope will bring a new generation of leadership to Studio City.
Please remember to vote on Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ Walter Reed Middle School, between 2:30 - 8:30pm and support our community.
Dan Nieman and Sarah Angel