The Online Community for Culver City – The New Scene
On Sunday, November 24, Mayor Jeff Cooper will join supporters from throughout the city to officially kick off his re-election campaign at an event from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Beverly and Dan O’Brien at 10824 Lindblade Avenue in Culver City.
“I am proud of what I have helped accomplish in Culver City since being elected in 2010, but I recognize that there is much more work to be done,” Jeff said. “That is why I am excited to announce that I will be seeking re-election to the City Council. I look forward to hearing what residents think about the direction of our city and how we can work together to make Culver City the best it can be.”
Refreshments will be served, and all supporters are invited to attend.
A nearly 25-year resident of Culver City, Jeff Cooper is a businessman and a community leader with a track record of fighting for Culver City's neighborhoods.
As mayor, he led the charge to fight the dangerous practice of fracking, encouraging the State of California to put a moratorium on fracking until it develops guidelines that guarantee safety for our residents. Jeff took a leadership role in creating the city’s ban on single-use plastic bags. He helped lead the effort to create Tilden Terrace – a mixed-use and affordable housing project that, for the first time, allowed Culver City to fulfill its affordable housing requirement. He led the City Council effort to institute new measures to reduce cut-through traffic in Sunkist Park.
Jeff has spearheaded the effort to eliminate bullying on our parks and playgrounds and has worked hard to promote public safety, protect the environment and make sure City Hall listens when residents speak.
Jeff voted to reduce the City Council's own medical benefits, eliminating the decades-old policy of providing lifetime benefits to council members. He joined his fellow City Council members in renegotiating contracts with all city unions to reduce benefits and pensions – a move that saved our city millions of dollars at a time when every penny counts.
Jeff believes that the City should make public safety a top priority and joined the City in unveiling the State of California’s first Smart911 system – a technology that allows residents to give authorities a “safety profile” that will be displayed to 911 operators during an emergency. Jeff has been a champion for the environment, pushing the city to continue its commitment to compressed natural gas (CNG) for our transportation fleet, redesign its fleet utilization and replacement program and earn the ranking as the No. 1 municipal transportation fleet in the country.