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 Roozbeh Farahanipour is running for a Business Group seat on the 19-seat board.
Westwood-Century City Patch: Are you involved with any local organizations? Which one(s)?
Roozbeh Farahanipour: Yes, I serve as the business director of the Westwood Neighborhood Council and also I serve as chairman at a nonprofit organization called Marze Por Gohar (Iranians for a secular republic) in Westwood.
Patch: What are the important issues facing Westwood and what is your position on them?
Farahanipour: Parking, business improvement and the homeless issue.
Patch: What Westwood Neighborhood Council decisions have you agreed with? What, if anything, would you do differently?
Farahanipour: The Broxton parking issue was one of the samples of achievement in the Westwood Neighborhood Council.
Patch: In your opinion, what role should the Westwood Neighborhood Council play in the community?
Farahanipour: [It should be an] advisory board to the city and manager of the community.
Patch: What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
Farahanipour: I try to serve the local community as well as international and I care about both issues the same way.
Patch: Why did you decide to run for a seat on the Westwood Neighborhood Council? What qualifications do you have to represent your community?
Farahanipour: Westwood is home [to the] largest community of Iranian in Exile. Even Google Maps called this area Tehrangeles. I'm a business owner in Westwood and also represent Iranian Americans in this area.
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