Mike stands with rank and file first responders and fights to give them the tools they need to protect lives and property in LA. He has helped bring resources to the neighborhoods he represents, expanding emergency resources on the Westside to even greater than they were before the recession-forced budget cuts. He is an advocate for more focused community policing efforts and has successfully advocated for more police officers to be assigned to beat patrols, where they build relationships with communities.
Some of Mike’s work to keep people safe on the Westside includes:
- Back to Basic Car – hundreds of additional cops on patrol throughout Los Angeles and dozens more in Westside neighborhoods
- Since June of 2017 through January of 2019 the Los Angeles Police Department will have moved 578 authorities from various administrative and specialized enforcement details back into Patrol Operations. This will account for an 8.8% increase in sworn officers in patrol.
- Venice Beach Deployment – increasing the number of officers patrolling the boardwalk
- Will Rogers State Beach – funded dedicated beach detail in Pacific Palisades
- A new helicopter (increasing the LAFD fleet to five helicopters) will provide the ability to fight simultaneous brush fires, even when helicopters are undergoing required routine maintenance.
- iPads for Firefighters – tablet technology allows first responders to plan their approach to an emergency en route and helps firefighters be more efficient with paperwork (such as brush clearance inspections)
- Increased LAFD resources on the Westside to greater than pre-recession levels and every CD11 neighborhood has received at least one new emergency resource enhancement, including:
- Restoration of Engine 69 in Pacific Palisades;
- Two new ambulances (FS62 in Mar Vista and FS5 in Westchester);
- Additional paramedic personnel, and;
- Three bike medic teams.
- Enhancing LAFD Resources
- Mike’s work has led to 168 new field-assigned firefighter and paramedic positions throughout the City
- All told, we brought home more than $63 million in net new investments to CD11 alone over the last five and half years
- LAX Safety and Emergency Communications Work
- Venice Beach Safety Needs Assessment