I am interviewing Brandon Millian tonight at 7PM. Click on continue reading to see my questions and his answers.
Brandon Millan Files for City Council
Calls for a Council that is "as Good as Our City."
Son of Thousand Oaks and businessman Brandon Millan filed to run for City Council this week, calling for community leadership that will "put an end to stale political tactics and refocus on what unites and will improve this extraordinary city."
"The city council knows how to stop bad ideas, but not enough about how to embrace better ones. We need a council ready and willing to draw on the knowledge and know-how of this community," Millan said.
Millan was raised in Thousand Oaks where he graduated from Westlake High School, Colina Middle School and Westlake Hills Elementary School. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University.
Today he is a Thousand Oaks-based financial advisor. Millan has published frequently on economic issues, including his research on how regions and nations stay economically competitive. His financial work includes advising a nearly billion-dollar community endowment that provides education, health and senior services throughout California.
Millan pledged that if elected he would represent Thousand Oaks in a way that is "respectful of and responsive to the most informed electorate in California."
He called for a dramatic increase in citizen engagement in local government. "By the time the public shows up to testify at City Council meetings, it feels like the council members have already made up their minds," he said.
"I'm not in this race just to hold an office, but to engage the energy and expertise of this community. The more the public is involved, the better the outcome and the greater the trust will be in the ultimate decisions," Millan said.