BREAKING NEWS SUNDAY!! LA Times Endorses Cindy Montanez (again) for CD 6
However, adequate isn't enough. Montañez would be better for the 6th District and for the city as a whole. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of state and local government. In her 20s, she served on the San Fernando City Council, where she helped preserve historic buildings as part of makeover of the city's downtown — which could be a model for overhauling drab Van Nuys Boulevard. At 28, she was elected to the state Assembly, where she passed significant consumer protection, environmental and infrastructure bills. She later served on the L.A. Planning Commission and worked as a government affairs consultant for the Department of Water and Power — giving her hands-on experience with two of the most complicated and contentious agencies in the city.