In the six months prior to initiating this campaign for council, Katz spent countless hours consulting with experts in their and reviewing treatises, books, and articles. These sources provided him with ideas that have been incorporated into the platform or they embellished and help Katz refine some of his own ideas. Their inclusion on this page should not necessarily be construed as an endorsement. They were neither asked nor offered to provide an endorsement of Katz’s candidacy. However, Katz wanted to acknowledge these individuals and listed sources for their help.
Mark is the President of the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County (CLA-OC). He is also the Chairman of OC Advisors in Philanthropy. He chairs he Workforce Development Committee of the OC Stem Initiative, a funder’s coalition spearheading STEM literacy in Orange County. Mark received his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from Yale University.
Described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” Joel Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political, and social trends. He authored THE HUMAN CITY: Urbanism for the Rest of Us (Agate Press) in 2016 and co-edited, with MIT’s Alan Berger, the 2018 collection INFINITE SUBURBIA (Princeton University Press). Mr. Kotkin is Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures R. Hobbs Professorship in Urban Studies, at Chapman University’s School of Communication.
Marshall Toplansky is Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science at Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, and Research Fellow at the University’s C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate.
Marshall holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany in Political Science/Chinese Studies. He serves on the board of directors of Double Check Solutions, LLC, Harvard Business School Association of Orange County, and global NGO Church World Service.
Carey is a technology entrepreneur, executive, investor, and advisor, and has started, grown, and/or led 8 B2B and consumer technology companies during startup and growth phases. He is currently the President of OC4 Venture Studio, a new technology entrepreneur-focused startup studio and fund in Orange County.
Carey is a long-time member of OCTANe and advisor to the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County.
Marc is a former Orange County Assistant District Attorney with over 30 years’ experience as a prosecutor. During his time in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Rozenberg was a top trial lawyer and handled murder (including death penalty), sexual assault, gang, and general felony cases as well as numerous misdemeanor and juvenile court prosecutions
Detective Ronald Sandoval
Detective Sandoval is a member of the SAPD Gang Task Force.
Steve is the Deputy District Attorney of the Organized Crime Division in the Los Angeles D.A.’s office. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a district attorney.
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Facca, A., How Façade Improvement Program Can Benefit Your Community, Planner Web (2013)
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Friedrichs, J. (1998). Do poor neighborhoods make their residents poorer? Context effects of poverty neighborhoods on their residents. In H. Andress (Ed.), Empirical poverty research in a comparative perspective. Aldershot: Ashgate
HMC Architects, How Does Architecture Impact Society? A High-Level Look, hmarchitects.com
Mallach, A. (2015) Drafting Rental Regulation Ordinances, Center for Community Progress
Studer, Q., (2018), Building a Vibrant Community, Be the Bulb Publishing. Material from book adopted for portion of the Urban Revitalization issue.
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Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us to Taken Action, NPR.org (March 18, 2018). Material from interview adopted for opening statement for the Council to Council Forum.