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City of Los AngelesCandidate for City Council, District 1

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Joe Bray-Ali

Community Advocate
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safe Streets - safe to cross, safe to walk or ride a bike, safe to use at all hours by all people
  • Strong Neighborhoods - connected neighborhoods, self reliance and autonomy, support for small enterprise and productive growth
  • Accountability to renters, small business, and small property owners NOT millionaire developers and coporate interests



Profession:Bike Shop Owner and Mechanic
Flying Pigeon Bike Shop, Small Business Owner (2008–current)
Founder, Figueroa for All — Appointed position (2008–2015)
Board Member, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2005–2006)


University of California - Santa Barbara Bachelor's, Athropology (2003)


Joe has been on the forefront advocating for safe streets for over a decade in North East Los Angeles; most recently with the ‘Figueroa For All’ campaign to bring pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements to the North Figueroa corridor.

For nearly a decade, Joe has owned and operated the Flying Pigeon LA bicycle shop on North Figueroa. Joe has kept his doors open through tough economic times. By hosting events and meetings, he has turned his shop into a community space in a neighborhood that needs more of it.

Joe has experience in local government as a deputy to Assemblymember Rudy Bermudez (D-56) and in land use policy as a project manager for a small design-build firm, constructing housing in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Individuals (1)

  • Harvey Slater, President, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am fighting to build a council office dedicated to Safe Streets and Strong Neighborhoods in my attempt to rehumanize Los Angeles. Specifically as Councilman I will prioritize expanding multi-modal transportation options, and providing safe routes for our youth and seniors. I will encourage responsible development on current vacant lots and protect our open spaces from inappropriate development. Finally, I am committed to raising the quality of life for all residents in Council District 1 by increasing public access to parks and fighting polluters who damage our natural environments and create public health issues in our neighborhoods. These efforts all together will provide for safer streets and stronger neighborhoods.

Videos (1)

Meet Joe Bray-Ali — January 24, 2017 Joe4CD1 / Joe Bray-Ali for City Council

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