CD 5 Preservation Perspectives | Los Angeles Conservancy
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Before the midterm elections in November, get to know the candidates running for City Council District 5: Katy Young Yaroslavsky, environmental attorney, and Sam Yebri, community and nonprofit leader.
While the Conservancy cannot endorse political candidates, we do provide information to help voters make an informed decision.  
CD 5 includes communities on the Westside as well as the San Fernando Valley, including Bel Air - Beverly Crest, Greater Wilshire, Mid-City West, Palms, P.I.C.O., South Robertson, Westside, Westwood 
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Katy Young Yaroslavsky

Katy is an experienced environmental attorney and policy maker. She’s running to make our neighborhoods healthier and more just. Katy was born and raised in LA, attended entirely public schools, including UC Berkeley and UCLA Law School. She served as the general counsel of a climate change non-profit, and most recently, she’s enacted policies and created programs as a senior policy advisor to LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Katy created LA County’s first sustainability office, and led the development, negotiation, and adoption by voters of Measure W, which is a national model for how to build equitable green infrastructure. Katy understands that the biggest challenges we’re facing – homelessness and deep poverty, climate injustice, and an economy that doesn’t work for most Angelenos – are intersectional and regional. Endorsers include the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project, The Los Angeles Times, Congresswoman Bass, State Senators Kamlager and Durazo, Assemblymember Bryan, LA County Supervisor Kuehl, and hundreds of community, environmental, business, and non-profit leaders.  
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Sam Yebri

Sam Yebri is an accomplished non-profit leader, community activist, and attorney. Over the last 15 years, Sam has served as a board member of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Jewish Community Foundation, special needs housing provider ETTA, and the Anti-Defamation League, among others. He has also served Los Angeles as a Civil Service Commissioner, on the City's Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and as a board member of the Friends of Westwood Library. Sam attended public schools in the 5th District and graduated from Yale University and USC Law School before clerking for a federal judge and working for legendary Congressman Henry Waxman. Sam and his wife Leah live in Westwood with their four young children.
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