Since being elected in 2017, Monica Rodriguez has provided much-needed attention and stability to City Council District 7, which spans much of the northeast San Fernando Valley.
For years, this district, which includes Pacoima, Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, Sunland and Tujunga, shuffled through council members who left early, and that turnover only fueled long-standing frustrations among residents over getting basic needs met.
Rodriguez has delivered consistent and attentive leadership and shown an ability to balance competing priorities on issues from housing, homelessness and transportation to the environment, poverty and youth development. She is the first council member to seek reelection in the district in more than a decade, and voters should give her another term.
She is an effective public servant who is well versed in the needs and challenges of her district and committed to making life better for residents, including its many working-class families struggling with food and housing insecurity and communities that lack infrastructure like sidewalks, streetlights and shade trees. Early in her term, she launched a targeted neighborhood cleanup program to more quickly provide services like graffiti removal, street sweeping, garbage pickup and power washing of sidewalks along neglected business corridors.
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