On Tuesday, July 21st, 36-year-old healthcare professional Phil Loos filed papers to run for Simi Valley City Council. A husband and father of two who has lived and been active in the community as a youth sports coach, Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, and advocate for the homeless, his professional career has been dedicated to improving the safety and quality of care delivered to patients across the country. “That skillset of using evidence-based practices to address the root causes of problems is something I hope to use to improve the safety and quality of life for all Simi Valley residents,” Mr. Loos said.
In describing what would be his priorities for the city, he listed “creating a true downtown – a mixed-use, economic hub – for the city, finding long-term revenue streams to address our budget issues, and creating a more transparent and accountable local government.” As he sees is, “Because of pension obligations, Simi Valley is running out of money. We need to create an environment that businesses seek. My proposal,” he continued, “would include mixed-use development community revitalization, courting profitable industries, and building the type of housing that is attainable and desirable for a young, educated workforce, which is the most valuable resource for most businesses.”
Phil went on to state that there is so much about Simi Valley that makes him proud to call it home, but that he’s concerned about its future. He encourages people to visit his website at PhilLoos.com to learn more about him and his vision for the city.
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