Jacob Wasserman

for Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

For a Fairer

Los Feliz

Endorsed by:

(Titles for identification only)


Chancee Martorell

Executive Director,

Thai Community Development Center


Streets for All

Nonprofit working for

healthier, safer L.A. streets


Lateefah Simon

Civil rights advocate and

California State University Trustee


LA Forward Action

Progressive advocacy group

(Multiple endorsements)


As an urban planner, I am running for Neighborhood Council to make a more equitable, engaged Los Feliz.



Urban planning professional: As a professional transportation researcher with a master's in urban planning from UCLA, having a passion for—and experience in—housing, transit, and the environment is literally my job.



City government know-how: I have worked for the City of Los Angeles and three other local governments. I know how city government runs and how to make change.

Organizing experience: I have built coalitions leading campaigns for mobility justice, transit equity, immigration sanctuary policies, and progressive candidates.



Already hard at work for Los Feliz: As an active member of four Neighborhood Council committees, I am already working to make positive change for Los Feliz.

I've written and gotten passed resolutions on improving rent control, making Metro fare-free, and responding compassionately to homelessness.


I will work for a vibrant Los Feliz open, safe, and accessible to all, especially our most vulnerable neighbors.



Safer streets:

  • Permanent Slow Streets

  • Marked crosswalks and flashing beacons at dangerous intersections

Transit and parking:

  • Free Metro and DASH

  • Ending off-street parking requirements that raise the cost of new housing



Aid for renters:

  • Pandemic rental assistance

  • Tenants' right to counsel

  • Full pandemic eviction defense​

More affordable housing and services:

  • Zoning reform to allow for more units

  • Greater affordability requirements

  • Services for unhoused neighbors, not criminalization



District B has more people and jobs than the other districts, but the same number of seats. I will fix that and get fair representation for our district,

I will also work to add a seat to the Council representing unhoused residents.


How to Vote

Neighborhood Council elections work differently than other elections. To vote, you must:

  • Live, work, or be a member of a community organization (school, church, nonprofit, etc.) in District B

  • Request a ballot from the City of Los Angeles HERE

  • Return the ballot by April 6: by mail (must arrive by April 16) or at the drop-box (located at the Los Feliz Branch Library between April 2 at 9:00 A.M. and April 6 at 8:00 P.M.)

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District B

District B, Los Feliz Square, lies between Los Feliz Bl. and Hollywood Bl. and between Vermont Av. and Western Av. Click here or below for a detailed map.