Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Westwood Neighborhood Council candidates. Profiles will be published in the days leading up to the Oct. 28 election. Click here for more Patch election coverage.
Westwood Neighborhood Council candidate Ingrid Trejo is running for a Rental Residential Group seat on the 19-seat board.
Westwood-Century City Patch: Are you involved with any local organizations? Which one(s)?
Ingrid Trejo: I help the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center by running a blood drive once a year.
Patch: What are the important issues facing Westwood and what is your position on them?
Trejo: We have break-ins and vandalism of cars; our public schools and universities face major budget reductions; the development plans for Westwood Station; making Westwood even more commercially viable; there's lots to consider! I want to help police get their messages out to the community, work with local business and support education.
Patch: What Westwood Neighborhood Council decisions have you agreed with? What, if anything, would you do differently?
Trejo: Let's make it easier for our neighbors to voice their concerns and understand what is going on. We need a user-friendly website and better use of social media.
Patch: In your opinion, what role should the Westwood Neighborhood Council play in the community?
Trejo: The council should be a bridge to help our community have more input, mobilize the people on important topics and work toward helping Westwood thrive.
Patch: What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
Trejo: I am married and the proud "mom" of two dogs. I love helping people and it is important to me to help whenever and wherever I can.
Patch: Why did you decide to run for a seat on the Westwood Neighborhood Council? What qualifications do you have to represent your community?
Trejo: I decided to run because I want to help my neighborhood and promote what makes it a wonderful place to live. I want to help our local police, our parks and promote and support new and existing local business. I feel I'm qualified because I work with volunteers for a living, I am a natural collaborator and I have the energy and passion to see this through.
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