Councilman Brian Campbell is in his second term now on the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council. He graduated from the University of Colorado, served in the US Army Airborne, and then became a commercial real estate broker. He is married and has two young sons.

He wants to promote community safety, responsible budget management with strong financial reserves, maintaining infrastructure & storm drains, and government transparency.

Rancho Palos Verdes has 43,000 population, the largest in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. He discussed major issues including crime, which is low but still an ongoing concern. He reviewed the controversial Green Hills Mausoleum Project and code violations. Traffic on Western Avenue is complicated because the boundary is shared with the City of Los Angeles, with whom we need to maintain good working relations. Marymount California University has become a full University including graduate studies. There are traffic safety problems from speeding on the steep switchbacks on Palos Verdes Drive East. Relations with the Trump Golf Course have improved.

Rancho Palos Verdes has a budget surplus now, which he believes should be partly used to lower property taxes. There is a new master plan for the City Hall (a World War II building), which some people want to replace with a new modern building, but that would be expensive. The city needs more recreation fields, but he would like to increase the use of existing school grounds for this purpose. The city has a Cell-Tower Master Plan with more cell towers now, and they are to be camouflaged better. Some chain-link fencing on Hawthorne Boulevard is falling down and needs replacement or landscaping coverage. The chronic landslide area in Portuguese Bend requires $1 million per year for maintenance; dewatering wells (to minimize lubricating the ground layers underneath) and frequent road repairs are the least expensive approach.