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City of Redondo BeachCandidate for City Council, District 5

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Mel Samples

Public Safety Consultant
882 votes (36.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Responsiblity. Stop wasting taxpayer money and increase fiscal transparency
  • Restore Quality of Life. Work to limit the growing noise pollution by aircraft, find ways to reduce traffic cutting through our neighborhoods and promote the return of businesses and professional jobs.
  • Improve Public Safety. Ensure our First Responders are equipped with efficient and effective technologies and tools.



Profession:Public Safety Consultant
Consultant, CADSTAR, INC. (2014–current)
Budget and Finance Commission, City of Redondo Beach — Appointed position (2017–current)
Chairman, Budget and Finance Commission, City of Redondo Beach — Elected position (2018–current)
Public Safety Practice Manager, AT&T (2010–2014)
Consultant, CADSTAR, INC. (2002–2010)


Pepperdine University Master of Science in Technology Managment, Planning and use of technology both internally, and for the benefit of customers and clients (1993)
Pepperdine University Bachelor of Science, Management, Business management methods and practices (1989)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Referee Administrator, Board Member, American Youth Soccer Organization (1994–current)

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