September 05, 2013
City News Service
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nominees for the Police Commission were confirmed on Friday August 30 by the Los Angeles City Council. Garcetti earlier last month announced he was replacing all but one member of the five-person board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department. The council voted 14-0 to confirm the appointees, each of whom will serve five-year terms.
Among the newly confirmed commissioners is Steve Soboroff, developer of the Playa Vista housing community, one-time candidate for Los Angeles mayor and former recreation and parks commissioner. He was also an adviser to former Mayor Richard Riordan. The other newly confirmed commissioners are:
• Paula Madison, a former television news executive, reporter and partner in a Chicago-based investment firm;
• Kathleen Kim, a Loyola Law School professor who once served on a state anti-human-trafficking commission; and
• Sandra Figueroa-Villa, executive director of the family and youth resource center El Centro del Pueblo.
They join Robert Saltzman, a USC law professor who has been serving on the Police Commission since 2007.