Monday, July 22

NWWNC homeowner stakeholder – Kaveh Navab

(Daily Bruin file photo)

(Daily Bruin file photo)

Kaveh Navab

Sometimes you just need your heart in the right place.

Kaveh Navab has that – just not a lot more.

Navab is running to be reelected as the North Westwood Neighborhood Council’s homeowner stakeholder, which he has served as since the council was created six months ago. His vision is a laundry list of improvements: He wants to improve public spaces, bike and scooter lanes, the accessibility of parking, shuttle services and how businesses cater to students’ needs.

These ideas are promising. But Navab doesn’t offer much with regard to implementing the long to-do list. And he didn’t respond when the board made multiple efforts to reach out to him and find out more about his platforms.

But Navab’s heart is in the right place, as is clear from his current service and his platforms for the coming year. He’s lived in Los Angeles for nearly four decades and wants to see Westwood thrive the way surrounding communities like West Hollywood have. He even pointed out how Westwood hasn’t responded to broader changes in population and commercial trends – a good outlook for someone on the council, especially a homeowner.

The board endorses Navab for his good intentions and understanding of Westwood. His platforms need thinking and his ideas need shaping, but his passion is in the right place.

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