Diane "Pinky" Harman
- My top priority would be to fix the infrastructure. We have pipes over 90 years old that are breaking. Pot holes in the streets.
- Homeless -- Los Angeles has over 47,000 homeless people and it will increase.
- Education - Our schools are failing. Being a retired teacher LAUSD for 32 years I would like to get involved with this problem.
I am a native of Los Angeles 3rd generation. I grew up in Brenwood, California, where I attended Paul Revere Middle School and Pacific Palisades High School. At Palisades High School, I was chosen one of the heads of our Drill Team by my peers. I decided to become a teacher, so, I could help children reach their full potential. My parents believed in education, so I continued my career in obtaining two Master's Degrees. One was in Psychology and the other one was equivalent to an ESL Master's. I taught English as a Second Language to middle school students for 32 years, which I found very rewarding. After retiring, I went into acting, which was always a dream of mine. I found this very fulfilling and enjoyed every moment of it.
I want to be able to listen and communicate with the people of Los Angeles. I feel that town meetings can be beneficial. Los Angeles has many assets that are not being used to their best advantage. In additin, I want to look at our budget. There is too much waste going on. We need to make Los Angeles Great Again. It is going to take a group effort to accomplish this. The cooperation with the city worker's and unions is essential. Everyone has something to bring to the table and I want to hear about it.
This video talks about the problems of our school system LAUSD.
Diane "Pinky" Harman discussing the most pressing problem Los Angeles faces.
Pinky talks about the issues facing Los Angeles. The video was seen on channel 5 KTLA yesterday, Feb. 7th at 10 pm. You can google the entire interview: Diane Pinky Harman KTLA