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City of Culver CityCandidate for City Council

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Marcus G. Tiggs

Bankruptcy Attorney | Lt. Col., USA (Ret.)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Forward Fiscal Responsibility While Maintaining our Quality of Life.
  • Leveraging the Desirability of Culver City to Bring added Revenue to Our General Fund
  • Adjusting Our Priorities to Add More Resources to Parks and Recreation to Support our Growing Youth Population

Experience

Experience

Profession:Bankruptcy Attorney | Lt. Col., USA (Ret.)
Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney, Bayer Wishman & Leotta (2001–current)
Adjunct Law Professor, University of West Los Angeles School of Law (1999–current)
Chair, Fiesta La Ballona Committe — Appointed position (2016–current)
Member, Fiesta La Ballona Committee — Elected position (2004–current)
Board Member, Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association — Appointed position (2014–current)
U.S. Army Officer (Branch: Field Artillery), US Army (including Reserve Forces Duty) (1989–2013)
Commissioner, Culver City Planning Commission — Appointed position (2004–2012)
Member, Culver City Public Safety Ad Hoc Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2002–2003)
Managing Partner, Law Offices of Slate & Leoni (1989–2001)

Education

US Army Command & General Staff College Requirements for Promotion to Lt. Col, Preparation for Command Staff and the Application of the MDMP (Military Decision Making Process) (2008)
U.S. Army Field Artillery School Requirements for Promotion to MAJ, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course (Preparation for Command and advanced Field Artillery Training (1991)
University of West Los Angeles School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (1988)
Pepperdine University B.A., French Language and Literature & Communications (1984)

Community Activities

Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer (Assisting Low-Moderate Income Individuals), Mesereau, Ephraim, Villaraigosa (MEV) Legal Clinic (2007–current)
Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (2005–current)
Member, Los Angeles County Bar and Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project (2001–2006)
Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer, The College Legal Clinic (Cal State Fullerton) (1996–2005)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • SUPPORTED BY: Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
  • SUPPORTED BY: Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles

Organizations (1)

  • Culver City Chamber of Commerce

Elected Officials (7)

  • Scott Zeidman, Former Culver City School Board Member
  • Professor Patricia G. Siever, Former Vice President - Board of Education, Culver City Unified School District
  • Richard Marcus, Former Mayor Culver City
  • Jozelle Smith, Former Mayor Culver City
  • Christopher Armenta, Former Mayor Culver City
  • Alan Corlin, Former Mayor, Culver City
  • Jeffery Cooper, Culver City Councilmember

Individuals (3)

  • Vince Motyl, Member Civil Service Commission
  • John Kuechle, Member Civil Service Commission
  • Dr. Luther Henderson, Former Chair - Cultural Affairs Commission, City of Culver City

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Maintaining the Essence of Culver City

Summary

Fiscal Health is the Center of Gravity in maintaining and improving the quality of life in Culver City

Our city has grown over the last decade and we’re at a place in time where we have to decide what we want our city to become, where we want to go and how we want to get there. Harry Culver’s vision 100 years ago was to design an economic base that balances the residential with commercial. If elected I will never lose sight of Harry Culver’s vision and the essence of Culver City. In my mind the catchphrase, “I will grow business” alone is not enough when there is a downturn in the economy. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I have first-hand knowledge of this subject. I am committed to a balanced approach that always includes ways to increase our city’s efficiencies without automatically saying, “we have extra money so let’s spend it.” When the great recession hit it was a difficult time for the city, but we fared better than most. At that time we had Redevelopment Agency funds to absorb certain interrelated city needs - now we don’t! I will keep my eye on the prize and not fall into a sense that because all is good now, it will stay that way. We must ensure that future generations enjoy the opportunities and security we have become accustomed to. If elected, I will champion measures to do just that.

Videos (1)

— March 17, 2016 elecTiggs

What Makes our Community Special and How to Maintain the Essence

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