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 Jerome "Jerry" Brown is running for an At-Large seat on the 19-seat board.
Westwood-Century City Patch: What issues have you prioritized during your time on the Westwood Neighborhood Council, and what will you focus on if re-elected?
Jerome "Jerry" Brown: I have been a strong proponent of appropriate growth and development within the council boundary, with balance between appropriate infrastructure support and development. I am a a strong proponent of city agencies adhering to the written laws when making their decisions. Important stances that I have taken included support of the exclusion of the bus only lane on Wilshire from Comstock to Glendon, support of the city's retention of the sale of the Broxton parking garage, and support of modifications to the community care facility ordinance.
My focus will continue to be on issues pertinent to the maintenance and enhancement of Westwood as an important and vital residential, business, cultural, academic and entertainment center.
Patch: Are you involved with any local organizations? Which one(s)?
Brown: Incumbent president of the Westwood Neighborhood Council, president of the Diplomat Condominium Association, treasurer of the Westwood Community Council, member of the Wilshire Blvd. Condominium Presidents Association.
Patch: What local issue is most important to you and what’s your position on it?
Brown: The "failure to thrive" of many of our local businesses has been very sad and troublesome, and I will support efforts to bring high quality commerce to our area and to maintain and improve parking and traffic circulation, which is convenient to these businesses.
Patch: What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
Brown: 1. I don't count very well, so 2. I'm a retired physician who specialized in lung diseases and caring for the critically ill in intensive care units 3. I'm an avid, but not-so-good-anymore golfer and 4. I'm a longtime devotee of UCLA basketball.
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