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City of Culver CityCandidate for City Council

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Goran Eriksson

Small Business Owner
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Putting our neighborhoods first by addressing issues of public safety, quality of life and improving city services
  • Getting our city on firm financial footing by effectively managing our limited tax dollars, exploring new ways to attract and retain the high quality jobs we need and making our city finances more transparent
  • Creating a sustainable future by pushing our city to be a Zero Waste city, demanding tough environmental standards for developers and enhancing our bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation networks



Profession:Small Business Owner
Chair, Culver City Finance Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2013–current)
Vice Chair, CCUSD Citizen Bond Oversight Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Chairman, Culver City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors — Elected position (2012–2012)


As a longtime Culver City resident and chair of Culver City’s Finance Advisory Committee, I have a long track record as a successful businessman and community activist. Endorsed by four of the five sitting City Council members  - Mayor Mehaul O’Leary, Vice Mayor Andy Weissman and Councilmembers Jeff Cooper and Jim Clarke  - I take my role in community service seriously and have been involved in many comunity organizations:

  • Chairman of the city’s Finance Advisory Committee
  • Vice chair of the CCUSD Citizen Bond Oversight Committee
  • Culver City Centennial Committee
  • Chairman of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce (2012)
  • Member of Culver City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Member of Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CCARES)
  • Board member of Culver City Exchange Club
  • Graduate of the Culver City Citizen’s Police Academy
  • Retired Army Captain (SWE)

A more then 20-year homeowner in Culver City, my wife Britta and have two sons, Niklas and Philip, who have grown up in Culver City.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Culver City Chamber of Commerce
  • Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors® (support)

Elected Officials (19)

  • Steve Levin - CCUSD School Board President
  • Anne Burke - CCUSD School Board Member
  • Ed Wolkowitz - Former Culver City Mayor
  • Scott Houston - West Basin Municipal Water District Director
  • Jeff Cooper - Culver City Council Member
  • Jim Clarke - Culver City Council Member
  • Andy Weissman - Vice-Mayor Culver City
  • Mehaul O'Leary - Mayor Culver City
  • Sue Robins - CCUSD School Board Member
  • Kathy Paspalis - CCUSD School Board Member
  • Steve Rose - Former Culver City Mayor
  • Scott Malsin - Former Culver City Mayor
  • Steve Gourley - Former Culver City Mayor and CCUSD School Board Member
  • Crystal Alexander - Former Culver City Treasurer
  • Madeline Ehrlich - Former CCUSD School Board Member
  • Marla Wolkowitz - Former CCUSD School Board Member
  • Jessica Beagles Roos - Former CCUSD School Board Member
  • Laura Chardiet - Former CCUSD School Board Member
  • Scott Zeidman - Former CCUSD School Board Member

Individuals (14)

  • Marla Koosed - Former Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner
  • Kevin Lachoff - Culver City Planning Commissioner
  • Dana Sayles - Culver City Planning Commissioner
  • David Voncannon - Culver City Planning Commissioner
  • Rich Hibbs - Culver City Financial Advisory Committee
  • Steve Reitzfeld - Culver City Financial Advisory Committee
  • Judy Scott – Tenant Landlord Mediation board
  • Justin Lescoulie - Culver City Landlord Tenant Mediation Board
  • Jamie Wallace – CCUSD Bond Oversight Committee
  • Laura Stuart - Culver City Parks Commission
  • David Trovato - Culver City Financial Advisory Committee
  • Paul Ehrlich - CCUSD Bond Oversight Committee
  • Mike Snell - Former Culver City Planning Commissioner
  • John Kuechle – Former Culver City Planning Commission

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As we approach our 100th anniversary, Culver City is facing critical financial, development and energy choices that will impact our neighborhoods for decades to come. Culver City is a collection of neighborhoods where we know each other and look out for each other. As neighbors, we must work together to address these important challenges.

I know Culver City and I believe our city can have a great future. But getting there will not be easy. We must be creative, collaborative and strategic. We need to take advantage of the cutting-edge approaches that will have a lasting impact on our community’s sustainability and fight to protect the small-town atmosphere we all love.

I want to craft a financial and social legacy for Culver City that will allow our community to be successful today and for the next 100 years – one that allows us to  keep our city on firm financial footing as it faces the difficult challenges before it and enables us to provide the important police, fire, cultural and other services for which Culver City is known.

From great parks and a vibrant business community to a sustainable vision for our environmental and financial future, I look forward to working constructively with our community, property owners, renters and our business community to lead Culver City to its best days yet.

Videos (2)

— March 18, 2016 Eriksson for City Council 2016

Göran Eriksson talks about keeping Culver City's skies quiet and vows to fight FAA on overflights. Find out more at

— March 18, 2016 Eriksson for City Council 2016

Banning single-use plastic bags and encouraging people to ride their bikes is great, but it's only a start. Göran Eriksson talks about taking the next step in going green. Find out more at

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