Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Richard Katz Consulting Richard Katz served in the California State Assembly for 16 years, including 10 years as chair of the Transportation Committee. He created the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro), and after his days in Sacramento served for 8 years on the Metro board, including as chair. Katz is the owner of a public policy and government relations firm Richard Katz Consulting. He serves as chairman emeritus of the Valley Economic Alliance, and he is on the boards of Heal the Bay, the Saving the West Foundation, the Los Angeles Coalition and the Luskin Public Policy Center at UCLA. Councilman Bob Blumenfield recently appointed Katz to the L.A. City Reapportionment Committee. BEST ADVICE: “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” by Coach John Wooden. FAVORITE BOOK: “The Dune Trilogy” by Frank Herbert. BUCKET LIST: Visiting Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.


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