Studio City Neighborhood Council President John T. Walker today announced his support for Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel to become the next Mayor of Los Angeles.
“I have firsthand experience in seeing the results Wendy brings to the table,” said Walker, who has been involved with the Studio City Neighborhood Council for six years. “As my Councilperson, Wendy worked hard to fight for and provide for our community. Her open-door policy is what allowed her to be effective. She listens to her constituents.”
During her tenure on the City Council Greuel worked with Neighborhood Councils as she focused on improving the delivery of essential city services. Greuel also shaped policy in many areas ranging from housing and transportation to economic development and helped small businesses thrive.
Greuel, has uncovered more than $150 million in wasteful spending, fraudulent activity and abuse of city resources as the City Controller and has an unmatched record of protecting taxpayers and promoting transparency. She set an example for the nation by posting the salaries for nearly 37,000 Los Angeles City employees, making L.A. the largest city in America to post such a comprehensive list.
“As Controller, Wendy has uncovered Millions of dollars that the City has left uncollected. She understands how this City works on all levels. That only comes from doing the job,” added Walker. “We must have a Mayor who has come from small business and who has worked her way up and is equipped to make a real difference by providing jobs, understanding the need for reform, and isn’t afraid to mix it up when it is called for. Her proven, lifelong commitment to civil rights, to equality, to equal and fair representation, along with her proven record on the job is why I am endorsing Wendy as Mayor of Los Angeles.”
Walker works in the film and television industry and has been an active Union Member for over 30 years. He also works as a counselor and activist in the Valley and is a father and grandfather.
The Greuel campaign has seen a surge in momentum. Last week the campaign announced that Greuel brought in a sizeable $2.8 million for the Primary Election, as of the Sept. 30 fundraising deadline.
Recently, the campaign revealed the ‘Valley Leaders with Wendy’ committee. The full list of committee members, available here, encompasses a diverse range of local Valley leaders, including small business leaders, neighborhood council members, students, grassroots activists, community organizers, as well as a wide-ranging list of respected professionals.
Additionally, former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, civil rights and labor icon Dolores Huerta, and civil rights trailblazer John Mack have endorsed Wendy. This powerful trio will play a policy and leadership role in her campaign.
Greuel has also earned the support of State Assemblywomen Bonnie Lowenthal, Betsy Butler, and Nancy Skinner; along with State Senator Fran Pavley; and a host of leading conservationists, available here.
For more information about the Wendy Greuel for Mayor campaign, click here: http://www.wendygreuel.org/