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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of Rancho Palos VerdesCandidate for City Council

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Matthew Vitalich

477 votes (4.56%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety: Ensure that our Sheriff's Department have what they need to protect life and property. Supplement law enforcement with more techonlogy like the Ring camera system and resident created social media backed neighborhood crime watch groups
  • Transparency & Accountability: Drive resident input and awareness of actions taken at city hall and explain votes through use of social media. Look into holding Saturday office hours for consitutents. Bring the people back into their govt.
  • Fiscally Conservative Fiscal Policy: Practice conservative fiscal policy, keep taxes and fees low in accordance with our General Plan. Living in California is exspensive enough, we should not be increasing this burden at the local level.



Writer, Freelance (2014–current)


California State University Long Beach Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Literature and Creative Writing (2014)

Community Activities

Writing Tutor, Independent (2014–current)
Volunteer Pollworker, Los Angeles County Clerk Recorder (2010–2016)


I am a 3rd generation Eastview resident of Rancho Palos Verdes. My grandfather Steve moved his family into the city in the early 1970s. My Dad grew up in the city and my mother as a home health physical therapist has served the Rancho Palos Verdes community as. I have now lived in Rancho Palos Verdes for 10 years.

I attended Mary Star of the Sea Elementary and High School. I recieved my Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing with honors from Cal State Long Beach in 2014.

I have always considered serving my city, but chose to run for city council in 2017 after speaking with residents who felt like they did not have a voice.


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