Mike has made encouraging tech startups in Silicon beach a focus and we held his community swearing-in event at Google headquarters in Venice (nearly 700 people attended). Mike also helped welcome Microsoft to new offices in Playa Vista, where more than 300 people will work and he has met with entrepreneurs and Chamber of Commerce representatives to talk about ways we can continue attracting job-creating, cutting edge tech businesses to LA and the Westside.
Mike is also supporting small businesses on the Westside, and he partnered with the Small Business Development Center and Santa Monica College to create a “small business concierge” position on his team. The Business Development Advisor will meet directly with local entrepreneurs to help them cut red tape as they start new businesses in Los Angeles.
Legislative Projects and Accomplishments (To Date)
- Small Business Development Centers / Santa Monica College / (SMC SBDC) / Personal Services Contract
- Inoperable or Broken Card and Coin Meter / Rescind Policy Forbidding Parking