Candidates

At-Large Representative (Term: 2 years)
Official Election Results
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Jason Friedman

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Jason Friedman lives and works in Toluca Lake. He is actively involved in the community and is currently the Vice-President of the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. He also Chairs the Public Safety Committee and is a member of the GTLNC Executive Committee. He has helped organize and execute many local events, like the Taste of Toluca / Earth Day event, National Night Out, and the Halloween Bike Ride to name a few. Jason has also enjoyed volunteering for the Toluca Lake Homeless Count and helped Toluca Lake win the Clean Street Challenge for two years in a row. Jason is happily married with one son and works as a Financial Planner in the neighborhood. He looks forward to helping Toluca Lake continue to be a wonderful place to live and work.

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April Davis

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I live and work in this community and I love the greater Toluca Lake area. I am committed to making Toluca Lake an even better place. I am a mom, a restaurant manager and resident here.

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Michael T. Hermsen

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As a many decades long resident of the Greater Toluca Lake area, I am a recent retiree from a major airline. I have the opportunity to offer my time as a community advocate and liaison between our neighborhoods and city government. I am looking forward to educating myself on our issues and working with fellow stakeholders to ensure City Hall hears us. We have multiple ongoing issues facing all of us, homelessness, public safety, emergency strategies, neighborhood beautification and environmental affairs to name a very few. We all have a role to play in our neighborhoods, from school age to seniors, in making our communities thrive and steer us into the future. I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.
Michael T. Hermsen
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Robyn Allyn

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Robyn Allyn has been a resident of Toluca Lake for over 28 years. She’s a married woman with two adult children. Her active role in the community includes: President Toluca Lake Garden Club, Vice-Chair of the Toluca Lake Beautification Partners, GTLNC board member. Robyn has chaired & volunteered at Toluca Lake events including: Toluca Lake Turkey Trot, Taste of Toluca/Earth Day, Toluca Lake Open House and Kling Street Kids. She has been actively involved with her city and community to help make it a safer and desirable place to live.

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Robert Scibelli

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Rob Scibelli lives and works in Toluca Lake. He is currently a member of the GTLNC Planning and Land Use Committee, the GTLNC Public Safety Committee, and the Los Angeles NC sustainability Alliance. He is a civil engineer, retired Silicon Valley executive and the owner of a renewable energy company.
Like all neighborhoods in LA, Greater Toluca Lake faces many new challenges that effect our quality of life: homelessness, higher density housing, new forms of transportation, crime, safety, and economic development.
I look forward to working for the community to meet those challenges.

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Arthur Wypchlak

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I have been a homeowner in Toluca Lake since 2012. It is a great community within the City of Los Angeles and I have fallen in love with the community since I moved here. The neighbors here are nice, caring and helpful. For the past three years I have served you as the Treasurer on the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council (GTLNC). Working with city officials on issues that impact our neighborhood. I have also gone on to serve on the City’s Funding Equity Commission when they were considering rules that may have halved our GTLNC budget. I wish to continue to serve you on the GTLNC. Please come out and vote!

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Jeremy D. Harrison

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My wife and I recently moved from Philadelphia to Toluca Lake. We immediately fell in love with this community and wanted to get involved in current events. I am 3 weeks away from completion of my Ph.D. in Counseling and my wife works in media production and digital storytelling. Community engagement and service are part of our family’s dynamic. We have a 19-month-old daughter who loves to play and dance. Therefore, we want to assist in making this community as fun, safe, proactive and beautiful as possible.

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Kelly Cole

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Hi, I’m Kelly Cole, your neighbor and council member. I’m also a creative director and the mother of a high school junior. I’ve loved Los Angeles since I arrived here from San Francisco to attend UCLA and I’ve loved Toluca Lake from the instant I moved here 17 years ago. In my past two years on the GTLNC Board, I’ve served as Co-Chair of the Outreach & Elections Committee, and as a member of the Planning and Land Use and Environmental committees. I’ve helped with all our events, including the Taste of Toluca – Earth Day celebration, Halloween Bike Ride, National Night Out and the Clean Streets Challenge. I’ve also represented us at City Hall and throughout Los Angeles, at Public Safety, Education, Planning, Development, Housing and Communications events. Toluca Lake is a stellar and cherished place within our sprawling world capital, and I endeavor to help our stakeholders strengthen what they love about our community. I look forward to continuing to represent you.
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Reynold Blight

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As a founding member of the initial GTLNC, after 8 months I took over as President and was elected to serve 2 more years. I continued to be active on the Council and was Chair of the Planning Committee. I was termed out after 9 years but continued to be active in the community and serve on various committees. I was re-elected to the Board at the last election and have continued on the Planning Committee, the Governmental Affairs Committee and Chaired the Ad Hoc Homeless Committee.
I have also served as a board member of the TL Homeowners’ Association and the TL Chamber of Commerce, two years as its President. Finally, I continue to be a member of the Board for the Toluca Lake Beautification Partners, an organization set up to oversee the expenditure of funds donated to the community by Universal Studios. Though I have recently moved to downtown Los Angeles I’m committed to TL and would like to continue to bring my experience and continuity to the Board and ask for your vote.

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  • Letter from Toluca Lake Beautification Partners

Ed Alonzo

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Ed Alonzo is actor/comedy magician who owns a home and has lived in Toluca Lake for 25 years with his wife and daughter. Ed Alonzo loves the charm of Toluca Lake and hopes to preserve it for future generations.

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Lee Jamieson

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I have been on the council for the past six years, and I am doing my best to prove that people with disabilities can contribute. My attendance at both the Outreach Committee and regular Council meeting is close to perfect. My pet peeve is over development, and the challenge to a good quality of life that it creates. I am dedicated, reliable, and a very hard worker. Please consider voting for me, so that I can continue to fight to keep Toluca Lake from being over developed, and keep the village ambiance that we all love so much.

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Richard D. McFalls

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Richard McFalls currently serves on the Neighborhood Council as a member of the Executive Committee,and as chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He is involved in serving the local community through the events and activities planned,organized and executed by the Council. He and his wife serve on the board of the Toluca Lake Elementary School PTA board, where their two children attend. He believes in the power of volunteering and is involved in several of the school’s parent leadership councils,as well as the many on-going events and initiatives on and off the campus. Richard works as a Financial professional, committed to serving and educating families and business professionals in the area. He is also host and producer of the longest-running Classical Music program of its kind in the market.He appreciates Toluca Lake’s rich history and wants to help preserve its unique character as a neighborhood and community,as it moves forward into an exciting, vibrant future. Vote for Richard!

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June Gin

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Hello! I’m June Gin and I’m running for the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. I’ve lived in Toluca Lake since 2011. I’m committed to ensuring our community is a place where people from all backgrounds can live, work, play, and thrive. I’ve been locally active in the homeless count and on food security issues.
My life attests to my commitment to my local community. I work on emergency planning and affordable housing policy, and I want to contribute toward making our neighborhood safe, healthy, livable, and accessible. I’ve spent the last 8 years working full-time on policies ensure that veterans and elderly persons can access affordable housing and exit homelessness. I earned my PhD in city planning and I currently serve on the Board of Directors of a community non-profit organization. I’d bring this experience and expertise to serving on the Neighborhood Council.
Thank you so much for your consideration!

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Katherine Hatton

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Toluca Lake has been my home since I moved to LA over 8 years ago, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. After getting involved with the GTLNC a few years ago because of concerns about dangerous intersections, I saw just how much the GTLNC contributes to our community – from beautification projects to hosting community events to connecting our neighbors to the City and City Services. Last year I was honored to be appointed to the Council and stepped up as a co-chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee. I’m running now so that I can continue working with and for the community to preserve our neighborhood’s village charm through improving walkability and pedestrian safety, increasing greenery, supporting small businesses, and advocating for needs of all the people that make Toluca Lake the best place to live and work in LA. Thank you for your consideration! Please come out and vote!

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Benny Dominguez

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Benny Dominguez has lived in the City of Los Angeles for nearly four decades, and has been a resident of Toluca Lake for the past ten years. Toluca Lake has many challenges from high density housing, crime, safety and unmanaged development. I am a broadcast Director for NBC / Universal Studio and can appreciate complex community issues, budgetary responsibility and solution-based teamwork. I look forward to helping Toluca Lake continue to be a wonderful place to live and work.

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Brendon Blincoe

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I’m Brendon Blincoe and I’m currently running for the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. I’ve lived and worked in Toluca Lake for the past 11 years, first starting my business, Iconic Casting, in 2008, and then moving here in 2011. Raising my children in beautiful Toluca Lake is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. Volunteering is equally rewarding to both my family and myself. I’ve been serving on the Board of Trustees at the Wesley School (K-8) for two years and served on the Development Committee for four years, currently as Chair. In 2018, my family helped ‘save Christmas’ as part of the “Magical Holiday Parade” on Xmas Eve. Now working as a Realtor® with Compass Toluca Lake, it would be an honor to serve as a liaison for my fellow residents as well as local businesses, especially when it comes to improvements, neighborhood safety and community building events. I wish to put as much into Toluca Lake as I have gotten out of it. Thank you for your support.

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Colby Jensen

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Move Boldly With Colby!
I am asking for your vote for Neighborhood Council. Twenty years ago, I never dreamed that crime would increase to a point where we need to worry about our safety every day, but it has.
As a father and Neighborhood Watch Captain for Toluca Estates Drive, I have worked to restore security to my corner of Toluca Lake. Now it’s time to do more.
My plan for Greater Toluca Lake is to work closely with the North Hollywood Police Department to increase patrols, modernize the GTL Neighborhood Watch Program and seek additional funding to improve our community awareness campaigns.
When a criminal strikes, we all become victims. We need change now.
Thank you in advance for your vote so that our community will MOVE BOLDLY WITH COLBY.
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Juliann Miles

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I am excited at the possibility of continuing to serve on the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council. For the past 3 years, I have served as a member on Land Use & Planning as well as Governmental Affairs Committees. I also served as the Secretary for the General Board as well as Co-Chaired the Environmental Affairs Committee. As Co-Chair of Environmental Affairs, I directed the 2017, 2018, & 2019 Taste of Toluca/ Earth Day Celebration. As a Board member, I volunteer for several staple community events (Pancake Breakfast for the Fireman Fund, Toluca Lake Elementary Annual Clean Up, etc.) In my spare time, I tutor for an adult literacy program & serve as an advocate for the Foster Youth Council. My service is a reflection of my commitment to creatively address current issues & plan for the future while maintaining the unique beauty of the neighborhood. It would be an honor & a privilege to continue to partner with community. I thank you for your consideration.

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Jonny Blu Klamer

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My name is Jonny Blu Klamer and I am a music producer, entertainer and 10+ year resident of Toluca Lake.
I am a native Angeleno having grown up in Beverly Hills. I graduated with high honors from UCLA in 2000 and have spent extensive time studying and then working in Asia. I have been a professional singer, songwriter, music producer and entertainer for 18 years and have been a local, resident and business owner in Toluca Lake for 10 years. I currently own a home, with my wife and 3 year old son, next to Rio Vista School and North Weddington Park.
I love this neighborhood and my goal is to be a strong voice and presence in our neighborhood to help maintain its integrity and “small town” feel inside the LA metropolis. My specific goals in being involved in the Greater Toluca Lake Council will be to maintain the cleanliness of our streets and parks, to maintain it’s friendliness to small businesses and to help promote a diverse and inclusive environment in our town!

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Lisa Jacobs

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I’ve lived in Toluca Lake for almost 10 years and love it desperately. I want to be a part of making my city the best it can be.

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Stacy Roberts

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Hannah Globus

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As a writer who has lived in, worked in, & loved Toluca Lake since 2011, I am undoubtedly going to overthink this statement. Toluca Lake has been my only home in Los Angeles, & I never get sick of it. In fact, I try to never leave. Especially between 7-10a and 4-7p. I’m a renter with aspirations to be a homeowner in this wonderful village. I’ve been involved with the GTLNC since 2016 & am running because I believe in its ability to connect our community to the city and its services. Whether it’s helping report a pothole or trouble with a left turn signal that turns red way too fast (Tujunga/Camarillo I’m looking at you), as mundane as it seems, I am passionate about making our daily lives better. That’s what government should be about. Yet NCs can also offer bold visions for the future. I would work to maintain & improve our village by advocating for beautification, open park space, sustainability, pedestrian safety, and for the small businesses and people that make this place home.

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Tina Smith

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I’ve been a Toluca Lake homeowner for 13 years & had the fortunate opportunity to invest in 3 Toluca Lake investment properties, so my ties to this community run deep. I chose this unique community to live & invest in because I think it is the absolute best neighborhood in LA, and offers us a small town feel in the middle of a big city. As a local Realtor for 16 years, I have worked tirelessly to keep our property values rising. After joining Wish Sotheby’s International Realty in 2015, I facilitated the opening of our Toluca Lake Branch Office, to bring the International exposure to our local Real Estate market, which had previously been lacking in our community…this exposure has helped us to see record-breaking sales since our opening! If nominated, I pledge to dedicate more of my time & efforts into neighborhood safety & improvements, along with more fun events! I reside with my husband David, & our rescues, Vinny (dog), Cute Boots, Mickey & Lala (cats) & tortoise Murtle.

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Danielle Mihaljevich

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I am a local Realtor, and have been working in the Toluca Lake Real Estate market since I moved here from Washington in 2012, and currently work with Tina Smith at the Wish Sotheby’s International Realty office on Riverside. Since our office opened in 2016, we made a conscious effort to embellish on our “small town” feel, and bring creative new community events to the neighborhood. Together with Tina, we brought the Halloween House Decorating Contest to Toluca Lake, as well as the annual Knife Sharpening Event, which has been a really fun way to get to know the community on a more personal level. We have also sponsored most of the community events, like the Earth Day Event, Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Open House, so I am running for office to become more involved and take these events to the next level…I have a background in Event Planning, so I hope to be able to utilize that to improve upon our already amazing sense of pride in our great community!

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Tony Carey

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I moved to Toluca Lake in 2015 and quickly found out that the hard work done by the Neighborhood Council and it’s committees is one of the reasons why this such a nice place to live. I joined the neighborhood watch and Safety Council in 2015 and later took over maintaining the GTLNC bulletin board. I would like very much to take the step in contributing to that hard work and keeping Toluca Lake the wonderful neighborhood that it is. Thank you.

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Bill Beauter

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I’m Bill Beauter & I’ve lived in Toluca Lake since 2010 where we’ve truly enjoyed being part of the community. Prior to moving here, we really hadn’t heard of the area, but once we found it, we were thrilled to be part of such a vibrant & distinct area of LA. Professionally, I’m a partner in MAKE Architecture that I started nearly two decades ago, known for award winning & widely published restaurant, residential and commercial work. As such I am deeply invested in how the current LA re-zoning process & planning will guide the future of growth & development in our neighborhood. I’m also very concerned about the ongoing Burbank airport expansion plans & its affect, in particular the changing flight paths over our homes. You may have run into myself or Dawn working on our landscaping or some project around our place. It seems every time we’re outside working on something, we meet and converse with someone new, which is such a nice and unique aspect of the area we all call home.

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Omar Israel Gonzales

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Omar Gonzales has lived in the City of Los Angeles for nearly a decade, and has been a resident of Toluca Lake for the past three years. He currently works as a government affairs professional at a local startup, working to transform transportation ecosystems in cities across the world. He previously worked in the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office as a Policy Associate in the Office of Neighborhood Services. If elected to represent the community on the GTLNC, Omar will be a voice for: – A thriving local economy that serves the changing needs of residents – A safe, livable, and prosperous community – Ensuring city services are delivered effectively, efficiently and where they are needed most – A cleaner and greener city by reducing traffic, supporting transportation alternatives, and encouraging sustainable living – Increased civic engagement and voter participation

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Alex Daniels

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