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Mayor Appoints Venetian Mike Newhouse to West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission

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Mike Newhouse has been appointed to the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission by Mayor Eric Garcetti to fill the position vacated by the resignation of Thomas M. Donovan. Newhouse will serve the term ending 30 June 2017, subject to confirmation of the City Council.

Newhouse is president emeritus of the Venice Neighborhood Council and chair of the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC), a coalition of all 13 Los Angeles Neighborhood and Community Councils on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Newhouse is an attorney with Newhouse Seroussi. He has been voted a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by his peers and Los Angeles Magazine for the past five years. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. 1996) and the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College (J.D. 2000).

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous

    You’ll be back. This will just be a brief break from you annoying us.

  2. Nick Z

    Newhouse is a great choice. He understands the issues in Venice and is a reasonable guy. Donovan was a pompous, self-important ass who ignored legitimate findings and basic law whenever it suited his agenda. The mayor had been trying to get rid of him for a while as he caused a lot of legal expense for the city when the Commission’s decisions were totally off base and challenged in court.

  3. Nick Antonicello

    Mike is a good man and a solid choice. It’s about time Venice had a voice on a board that sends so much business their way!

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