Yebri Releases 5-Point Anti-Corruption Plan

Political Outsider Sam Yebri Has Been A Leading Voice In Reforming City Hall And Is The Only CD5 Candidate To Refuse Contributions From Real Estate Developers, Oil And Gas Companies, Billboard Companies, Cannabis Companies, Corporate Entities, PACs, And Special Interests Of Any Kind

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Sam Yebri — a workers’ rights attorney and candidate for Los Angeles City Council for the 5th District — released a detailed 5-Point Plan to clean up and reform Los Angeles government. Los Angeles City Hall and the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration have been overrun by blatant corruption, cronyism, and nepotism with three City Councilmembers facing federal prison for corruption.
“Los Angeles is broken,” said Sam Yebri. “When I arrived here as a refugee, Los Angeles gave my family and me the opportunity to achieve the American dream. But career politicians and their staffers have enriched themselves for years at our expense. It is long past time for change and for Angelenos to elect new leaders who will reform City Hall and restore the public’s trust. I am proud to be the only candidate not accepting money from special interests, and on day one as the next City Councilmember from the 5th District, I will fight to implement my plan to end corruption in Los Angeles city government.”

Yebri’s Plan Includes:

  1. Ethics Reform, to empower a truly independent oversight authority.
  2. Campaign Finance Reform, to prevent our elected leaders from being bought and sold.
  3. Planning and Land Use Reform, to take the power away from lobbyists and give it back to neighborhoods.
  4. Redistricting Reform, to stop politicians from dividing communities in backroom deals.
  5. City Council Expansion, to ensure Councilmembers can be held accountable to the neighborhoods they represent. 

Sam Yebri is an advocate, small business owner, attorney, husband, and father of four young children. Nearly 40 years ago, Sam and his family came to Los Angeles as refugees from Iran and moved to Westwood, where they experienced firsthand the promise of Los Angeles. He attended public schools in the 5th District and went on to earn degrees from Yale and USC Law School. Sam built a successful law firm in the District, working to provide effective representation in a broad range of issues, including civil rights. He has used his expertise to advise startups and small businesses and litigate on behalf of workers, tenants, and refugees. Committed to public service and championing the promise of Los Angeles, Sam formerly served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission and currently serves as a board member of the Friends of Westwood Library. He has also served the Los Angeles community as a board member of numerous non-profits, including the Anti-Defamation League, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Jewish Community Foundation, and ETTA, which provides services and housing for developmentally disabled adults.

Los Angeles’ 5th City Council District is being vacated by Councilmember Paul Koretz due to term limits. The District currently includes the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverly Fairfax, Beverlywood, Carthay, Century City, Century Glen, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Encino, Melrose, Palms, Pico Robertson, Rancho Park, Roscomare, Westside Village, and Westwood.