LESLEY DEVINE
   

LESLEY DEVINE

Meet the Candidates Video


LESLEY DEVINE
Occupation: Calabasas City Councilwoman
 

I am honored to serve you to enhance our sense of place, build partnerships, guard the
safety and beauty of our town.   My hallmark is open democracy, inclusive government,
putting our residents first.

Families of deer are seen in our neighborhoods, reminding us to treasure our special
environment and make developers follow the rules.  By my leadership of Calabasas'
Open Space Task Force and regionally on Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Advisory Board, we accomplished;
Adding multiple acres of open space,
saving viewsheds, opening Wild Walnut Park,
Turning Ahmanson Ranch into parkland through my relentless leadership and your
dedication,
Ensured future land protection through public/private collaboration with Mountains
Restoration Trust.

Immediate goals are trail additions, purchase of Soka property, which requires knowledge
and partnerships.

I take your safety and security seriously, leading Calabasas' Safety Task Force, having;
Organized "Safety Forum" resulting in better security at our library, city hall, parks;
Streamlined emergency communication with local companies;
Hosted National terrorism experts - advancing preparedness;
Upgraded Public Safety Commission - strengthening citizen oversight for emergencies.

Traffic improvements are ongoing, adding signals at key points, new landscaped
medians, buses for kids, and boosting traffic enforcement.

Continued focus on neighborhood tranquility is fundamental.

Calabasas belongs to all its residents, especially our youngsters.  I'll continue to;
Add new "free play" parks through cooperation with School District;
Provide quality Pre-School program,
Active after-school programs,
A great library.

We can accomplish more: add new westside Pre-School, ensure a fiscally sound Civic
Complex, bringing culture and quality to Calabasas.

City finances are stable with healthy reserves, partly because;
I instituted tight controls on contracts;
Reduced outside consulting budgets.

Calabasas' economy is characterized by vibrant entrepreneurs and first-rate corporate
headquarters.  My service on Economic Alliance of San Fernando Valley Board helps
guide quality businesses to Calabasas.

I'm committed to making Calabasas the "Smart City" of the future.  Watch for upcoming
High Tech Fair.

Implementation of our Cityhood dreams is creative, forward looking and collaborative.
Please join Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and your neighbors in
supporting my re-election.

My only special interest is you.  I never have - never will - take campaign money from
Developers.   Visit
www.civicweb.com

Keeping Calabasas the scenic, secure community that brought us all here has depended
on our detailed, fair, equitable application of basic values.

We enjoy a safe, beautiful, dynamic, economically viable City.   Moving ahead, I
respectfully request your vote of continued confidence.

It's still about your quality of life.

 

City of Calabasas 2017