Meet the Candidates Video

Mary Sue Maurer
Occupation: Businesswoman/Parent/Education Commissioner

More than a decade ago, my husband and I moved to Calabasas, choosing to raise our family of
three boys here because of our city's location in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, excellent
public schools and our desire to live in a community with a small town feel.

I am running for the Calabasas City Council because I believe Calabasas needs new leadership
and fresh ideas to help our special city reach its full potential.  My background, long-time
involvement in and knowledge of our community and my ability to get things done will help me
make an immediate difference for all Calabasas residents.

On Election Day, Vote For Mary Sue Maurer

My extensive involvement in Calabasas includes:

Member, Calabasas Education Commissioner and member since its inception
Vice President, Greater Mulwood Homeowners Association
Member, LVUSD Health Task Force
Volunteer with Boy Scout Pack 333
Co-Founder of "Middle School Now"
Field Deputy to Assemblymember Fran Pavley

Working for Assemblymember Fran Pavley, I learned the importance of active listening, as well as
valuable problem-solving techniques to respond to complicated issues impacting our community.

My common sense, results-oriented plan for Calabasas includes:

Traffic Improvements: As Calabasas grows, we must do more to improve traffic flow so our
neighborhood streets are safer for children walking or biking to school as well as for all

Open Space Preservation: The Santa Monica Mountains and Calabasas' rural character makes
our city unique.  As a leader of my homeowners association, I know what needs to be done to
ensure that any new project is carefully planned and includes ample public notice and input.

Fiscal Responsibility: I'll be a tough fiscal watchdog, scrutinizing the use of our tax dollars as
closely as I do my family's finances.  My background in managing budgets for The Walt Disney
Company and Blue Shield of California will enable me to closely scrutinize how our tax dollars
are spent.

Educational Opportunities: I will expand the partnership between the City and LVUSD to ensure
that our schools are safe learning environments, not overcrowded and have improved
recreational programs.

Business Development: A healthy business community is essential for Calabasas' future.  I will
work closely with businesses to create an environment that is good for business owners, good for consumers and ultimately, good for our city.

I welcome your comments and questions.  E-mail me at
On March 8th, I ask for your support.  Vote for Mary Sue Maurer.


City of Calabasas 2017