Commissioner Garrett-Quiroz also played a key role in establishing the Glassell Park Community Garden at 3304 Drew St., once the epicenter of gang activity in the community. The garden has resubmitted the confidence of neighbors and has brought the small community closer through garden meetings, garden clean ups, potlucks and community harvesting. What was once a center of gang activity that evoked violence and fear has now shifted to a center of growth, hope and, most importantly, community.
Debbie Wehbe is a native of Hollywood, an educator, businesswoman, and community leader. She attended local public schools prior to receiving her education degrees from USC. As Owner and Educational Leader of the Hollywood Little Red School House preschool, Debbie moved to expand through 6th grade in the 1980’s (renaming it, The Hollywood Schoolhouse.)
The 1990’s brought drugs and gang wars to Hollywood, and the Schoolhouse served as the safe place for neighbors to meet. The Hollywood Sentinels Neighborhood Watch was born, and Debbie and her neighborhoods patrolled nightly for four years. Community clean-ups, tree plantings, and youth programs followed. The Hollywood Beautification Team grew out of this time, and Debbie is a one of its founders.
Debbie is co-owner of F&D Properties, a real estate company that focuses on empowering people by helping first-time buyers purchase homes, and low-income apartment dwellers remain in their apartments. She continues to devote her energy to this business to seek equity for the residents of Los Angeles.
In 2002, Debbie certified the 1st neighborhood council in Hollywood, the Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and went on to serve as President for 9 years, and Treasurer for 2 years, while serving on the Planning, Land Use, and Management Committee throughout.
Debbie’s commitment to service is at her core. For 10 years, she held the position of Commissioner on Private Education for the State of California, advising on education programs and legislation that affect California children and families.
Her service to the City and County of Los Angeles includes numerous Advisory Committees and Task Forces. She Chaired the Commission on Prop K Funds that provide for our parks, and brought Redevelopment monies, and established Social Services Networks as the Chair of the Housing and Social Needs Committee of the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.
She is appreciative of the honors and commendations received for her volunteer work, yet stays focused on her Rotarian Foundation, “Service Above Self.” 2007 brought about the opportunity to give back by chartering a new Rotary Club, the Los Angeles Cedars Rotary Club. She has served as President and continues to serve on the board.
As Commissioner for the Central Area, Debbie is honored to serve the Neighborhood Councils of District 5 and 6 and the City of Los Angeles.
He has presented at the California Charter Schools Conference and the National Charter School Conference on implementing restorative justice practices in schools. Currently, he serves as the Director of Student Life at The SEED School Los Angeles County, California’s first public charter boarding school.
Randell joined the Palms NC Outreach Committee and was appointed to the board as the Community Based Organization Representative in 2017. In this capacity he helped to plan the Palms Community Day Block Party, an annual outreach event. He continued chairing this annual event in Palms through 2023. In 2019 Randell was elected to the position of Vice President of the Palms NC. He formed the Racial & Social Justice Committee to help the NC focus its efforts to advance equity across LA.
In 2021, Randell was elected President of the Palms NC. As Palms is home to an abundance of renters as one of the most dense neighborhoods in Los Angeles, he formed the Renter’s Rights & Affordable Housing Advocacy Committee to amplify these issues. Bringing critical resources and experts from the field, this committee helps Angelenos in Palms advocate for themselves and their neighbors.
During the COVID-19 emergency, Randell led robust outreach efforts in Palms including campaigns and programs encouraging mask wearing, connecting neighbors in need, and making calls to check-in on local seniors.
Randell is proud to represent West LA’s Neighborhood Councils as a member of BONC.
Commissioner Waters was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has resided in several council districts. As a forty one year resident of the San Fernando Valley, twenty one years in Council District twelve she understands the unique needs of the Valley and Los Angeles.
Commissioner Waters has served on the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council for five and one half years: Four and one half years as Vice-President, Executive Committee Member, Chair of the Outreach and Publicity Committee, and Member of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. She wrote the current Planning and Land Use Management Committee guidelines for full transparency when vetting new projects.
With the support of the Outreach and Publicity Committee, a Racial Equality and Social Justice Ad Hoc Committee was established to educate the local community on the severity of ongoing racial discrimination, and deprivation of equal opportunities and generational wealth. She was an advocate for the passing of Council File 20-0990 for anti-bias, diversity, equity, and inclusion training for all paid and unpaid officials in the City of Los Angeles.
Commissioner Waters works collaboratively and effectively with local leaders in the best interests of the North Valley communities.
Known for her strong professional history as a high-profile insurance executive, her decades of experience are of great value navigating the complexities of local government. Commissioner Waters looks forward to serving with her fellow Commissioners, Mayor Bass and City Council, to improve the quality of life in our Neighborhoods and on our Neighborhood Councils.
Commissioner Waters’ words of wisdom: You only get one chance at life; do your best every day. Enjoy life and be a blessing to others.