Mayor Cooper Files Re-Election Papers, Launches New Campaign Website

Culver City Mayor Jeff Cooper, who is seeking re-election to a seat on the Culver City Council in the April, 2014 election, officially filed his re-election papers this morning at City Hall and launched his new campaign website: www.cooperforcouncil.com.

Before filing his official papers, Cooper met with supporters at The Conservancy and told them his top goal will be to continue to protect Culver City residents.

“Over the past four years, I have worked hard to protect our neighborhoods and keep our city on firm financial footing, and I hope to continue those efforts for four more years,” said Cooper, who added that fighting the practice of fracking, encouraging economic development and continuing the focus on the environment will continue to be the cornerstone of his campaign.

As Mayor, the 25-year resident of Culver City 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. Cooper 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.

Cooper said he will hold his major fundraiser on February 22, and added that voters can learn more about campaign events, his stance on the issues and express their support on the his new campaign website: www.cooperforcouncil.com.

“I’m excited about moving our City forward and working together to address our challenges,” he said. “In the wake of the loss of Redevelopment funds, we have to look for new and creative ways to spur economic development. We have to continue to enhance our efforts to be even greener as a city. We have to map out an achievable strategy to keep our city financially strong.”

Since his election in April of 2010, Cooper has spearheaded the effort to eliminate bullying in our parks and on our playgrounds and has worked hard to promote public safety, protect the environment and make sure City Hall listens when residents speak.

He voted to reduce the City Council's own medical benefits, eliminating the decades-old policy of providing lifetime benefits to Councilmembers. 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.

Cooper said he 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. He 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.

“I believe that, working together, we can make Culver City the best it can be,” Cooper said.

Views: 94

Comment

You need to be a member of Culver City Times to add comments!

Join Culver City Times

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

The Culver City Times is the news and social network for Culver City.  Stay informed.  Join now!

      • Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

For daily updates

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Latest Activity

Devon Corlew posted an event

The Culver Village Holiday Bash at The Culver Village

December 6, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
yesterday
Joan Mead posted an event

Merry Musical Magic - Holiday Concert at Culver City Julian Dixon Library

December 13, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
Friday
Martin Bennett's event was featured
Thumbnail

"HOUND DOG DAVE & THE MEL-TONES" at Typhoon Restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport

November 22, 2014 from 9:30pm to 11:30pm
Friday
Nuo Liu's event was featured
Thumbnail

Art Devotionals Book Launch Party at Beard Papas

November 23, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Friday
Nuo Liu promoted Nuo Liu's event Art Devotionals Book Launch Party
Friday
Nuo Liu posted an event
Thumbnail

Art Devotionals Book Launch Party at Beard Papas

November 23, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Friday
Nuo Liu is now a member of Culver City Times
Friday
Martin Bennett posted an event
Thumbnail

"HOUND DOG DAVE & THE MEL-TONES" at Typhoon Restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport

November 22, 2014 from 9:30pm to 11:30pm
Friday

© 2014   Created by Culver City Times.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service