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 Susan Leahy 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)?
Susan Leahy: I am an active member of the Greater West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and a Member of ASA (Americans for Safe Access).
Patch: What are the important issues facing Westwood and what is your position on them?
Leahy: Ongoing homeless situation, traffic gridlock, parking and bringing in new business. I feel that we need to utilize the resources that are available to us. There are programs/information available to help us achieve reachable goals.
Patch: What Westwood Neighborhood Council decisions have you agreed with? What, if anything, would you do differently?
Leahy: I hear very, very little about the Neighborhood Council and what they do. I have never seen anything in print after a meeting. I would like more community outreach to hear what the business and residents wants and needs are.
Patch: In your opinion, what role should the Westwood Neighborhood Council play in the community?
Leahy: I feel that the Neighborhood Council should actively participate with residents and business alike. Many of the residents belong to homeowners associations and I have been told the same HOA do not want to have as Neighborhood Council interfering with HOA. I feel that these two groups need to work together to help our community be a safe, clean and attractive neighborhood to be in.
Patch: What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
Leahy: I am a professional woman who is a compassionate caregiver. I love life and people. I care.
Patch: Why did you decide to run for a seat on the Westwood Neighborhood Council? What qualifications do you have to represent your community?
Leahy: I am a business woman in the Westwood Village area and I feel it is important to give back to the community. I hear from our customers, many who are residents, daily about what is good, needs improvement and what they would like to see. I can be a voice to share this information.
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