Palos Verdes Estates City Council shall be reconstituted in March 2019.  The Bluff Cove Homeowners Association plans to endorse either a slate or individual candidates.  Relatedly, the BCHA intends to oppose vigorously any candidate running against the slate or individuals selected for our endorsement.

Jack Goldberg
Jack Goldberg
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The majority of today's PVE City Council was not elected by PVE voters, but instead essentially was appointed by friends within the City government.  This unfortunately had been a time honored PVE tradition until interloper Sandy Davidson and John Rea-ousting Treasurer Victoria Lozzi's election in 2017.

Jennifer King
Jennifer King
Betty Lin Peterson
Betty Lin Peterson
Jim Vandever
Jim Vandever

Before PVE Councilmen Kenny Kao and Sandy Davidson were elected in 2017 over incumbent Jim Goodhart, there had not been a PVE City Council election since 2009.  Members of the BCHA endorsed Councilman Kao, but that endorsement is now under review following his determination not to advocate the procurement of a Sheriff Feasibility Study.  This has left the City's residents vulnerable to the PVEPD Union between the projected failure of Measure E in April 2018 and the consequently belated date of Sheriff contract implementation.  Based on questions surrounding Councilman Sandy Davidson's integrity, judgment and soundness of mind, the BCHA intends to oppose his re-election should he determine to run.

Sandy Davidson
Sandy Davidson
Kenny Kao
Kenny Kao

If you or another Palos Verdes Estates resident seeks the endorsement of the Bluff Cove Homeowners Association, with or without campaign backing, please contact us with a brief summary of your stance on the City's pertinent issues (e.g., law enforcement costs, pension liability, parkland sale, City Manager performance, etc.)

The Bluff Cove Homeowners Association is dedicated to the commitment of whatever resources are necessary to put the City into the hands of councilpersons who respect and obey their fiduciary duties of loyalty, good faith and due care.

The current City Council's actions and inactions regarding the illegal sale of PVE Parkland, negligent pension and other expense management, unrepentant and ongoing dissemination of false and misleading information, and refusal to order a Sheriff Feasibility Study have convinced the BCHA that a complete reconstitution of the City Council over the next two election cycles, with attendant replacement of the City Manager, may be necessary to right much of what is wrong.