David (Dave) Lara’s well-established and impressive 36-year government affairs career with the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building & Safety (LADBS) holds an extensive track record of committed success, earning the respect of management, elected officials, and the public. His devoted public service, professional accomplishments, and ultimately, his proven level of expertise in the fields of land-use development, building department administration, case management, building inspection, plan check, code enforcement, community outreach, media relations, and most importantly, stellar customer service, have been the essence of his notable career successes within the City of Los Angeles.
Notable City of Los Angeles Career Highlights:
City & Labor Union Relations | Collective Bargaining - LAPMA President:
In conjunction with Dave's executive roles in city government, he served for ten years on the Board of Director (BOD) as President, of the Los Angeles Professional Managers Association (LAPMA), a bargaining unit within the Service Employees International Union [SEIU] - Local 721), leading as chair of this public employee union and representing all the high-ranking managers employed in all departments within the City of Los Angeles’ city government.
City of Whittier Planning Commission Chair:
David is perpetually active in his business community; recently served from 2016-2022 as Commissioner within the friendly City of Whittier Planning Commission, where he played a vital role in supporting the City of Whittier’s land-use and economic development goals.
MTA Board of Directors Appointment:
Furthermore, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Janice Hahn has recently appointed Dave to represent the City of Whittier as a new Advisory Council member of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's (MTA) Citizens' Advisory Council. As a new Citizen's Advisory Council (CAC) member Dave Lara contributes the public's perspective through his land-use, political, and community relations expertise, for all of the MTA’s transportation initiatives in Los Angeles County.