Thanks for visiting my campaign website. I’m running for City Council because I believe LA City’s most pressing problems are not being effectively addressed.

For example, since 2010 there has been a model for effectively addressing homelessness…why hasn’t Los Angeles  made use of that model? 

It’s called Haven of Hope, and has been operating in San Antonio, Texas for the past eight years—during which time the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in that city has decreased by 15%.

As a journalist covering and commenting on government in Los Angeles for years, I have learned a lot about what works and doesn’t work in local governance. I currently serve as the government affairs Chair of the Studio City Neighborhood Council. Before going into journalism, I spent thirty years as a television writer and producer—and member of the Writers’ Guild of America—living in Studio City, where I raised my two children. 

In 2016, as a co-plaintiff with the ACLU, I won a case at the California Supreme Court requiring the County of Los Angeles to disclose legal bills paid to outside private law firms. In 2019,  I won a Brown Act case against the City of Los Angeles ensuring that all members of the public have a right to be heard at Special Meetings.

I believe the skills and experience I’ve developed over my career are well-suited to the office of Council Member, I hope you’ll support my campaign. 

Thanks for your consideration, 

Eric Preven

Check it out...


The Preven Report

Here are links to articles co-authored with my brother Joshua Preven.

Eric Preven Youtube Site

Here are some examples of public comments delivered by me and other video materials. 

My Life in Pictures... a Flickr account photo essay.


Twitter @ericpreven

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Contact me at esp3800@aol.com or by telephone 818-645-2616 mobile Paid for by Eric Preven for Council 2020



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