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From the desk of:
Carol Kirschbaum, Retired Risk Manager

Provided by candidate

Dear Westlake Voter:

My husband, Ray, and I have been involved residents of Westlake Village for the past 20 years. During this time I have served on numerous Boards, Committees and Associations with the goal of improving the quality and lifestyle of our citizens.

I was the Corporate Litigation and Insurance Administrator for Systems Planning Corporation, a publicly held Engineering and Architectural Design Firm. My responsibilities included the implementation of risk management programs and strategies involving insurance negotiations, litigation review and dispute resolution for 27 subsidiaries throughout the United States and abroad.

I am running for a seat on the Westlake Village City Council because I am passionate about my campaign issues and goals. As a concerned citizen, I was a leader in opposing Measure Z, Loweâ??s â??Big Box Storeâ?, which was strongly defeated by our community! I bring an extraordinary blend of experience, character and dedication to our community, and I look forward to serving with other Council members in making our cityâ??s plans, ideas and directions a reality.

If our vision for the City of Westlake Village is the same, I look forward to your vote and support. I know that by working together our City can thrive and grow â??responsiblyâ? while preserving the â??Villageâ? in Westlake that we all love.


Vice President, Angelâ??s Board of Directors – Casa Pacifica
Vice President, Board of Directors – Westlake Island POA –
Chairperson – Sensible Growth Committee
Executive Board of Directors – Westlake Lake Management Association
Chairperson, Rules and Regulations Committee – Westlake Lake Management Association
Director – Create-a-Smile, Animal Assisted Therapy
Member – Westlake Village Grants Program Committee
Charity Volunteer – Villa Esperanza
Board of Directors – Westlake Yacht Club
Chairperson, Charity Regatta – Westlake Yacht Club
Member – Westlake Village Womenâ??s Club
Member – Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce
Member – Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce


1. Preserve Westlake as a â??Villageâ?
â?¢ Safeguard from over-development
â?¢ Maintain responsible growth
â?¢ Retain character and charm of our City

2. Enhance our current City planning process
â?¢ Establish a Citizen’s Advisory Committee
â?¢ Utilize greater technical support for future developments
â?¢ Improve public understanding of proposed projects
i.e: use of 3-demensional renderings
â?¢ Encourage greater public involvement
â?¢ View proposed project plans on WLV.org

3. Expand relations with our sister cities
� Promote and encourage joint-venturing of future projects, with our sister cities,
i.e. the YMCA project after Phase I,  Grading the Master Pad, has been completed
� Proactively explore the possibility of establishing a Hospital district with our sister cities.

4. Promote a Teen and Senior Center

5 . Work closely with our school district toward the continued improvement of our educational system

5. Encourage balanced community representation on the City Council

6. Support solid fiscal budget policy

7. Listen to and respect input from the citizens of our community

Candidate’s web site:

This candidate has their own separate web site as well. See http://www.4carolwlv.com/

Official Candidates Statement on file

Carol Kirschbaum
Retired Risk Manager

Why I am running?

I seek to unify our community around the goal of preserving Westlake as a village. We need to safeguard Westlake Village from over- development, excessive traffic, and projects that destroy our quality of life. Our current planning process has resulted in projects that do not compliment our small village community.

Let’s unite around a better planning process. Let’s obtain better results by involving greater expertise and community involvement in planning developments that enhance the character of our city!

My Experience

I retired as the risk manager for a publicly held engineering/ architectural firm with 27 subsidiaries. I implemented risk management strategies involving insurance, negotiation, litigation review and dispute resolution.

My husband and I have been involved residents of Westlake Village for 20 years. I have been active in the community —

Westlake Village POA, Vice-President, Board Liaison to the Architectural Committee. I led the design and development of our new guardhouse, landscaping and lighting project.

WLMA, Executive Board and Chairperson, Rules and Regulations Committee.

Board of Create-a-Smile, Animal Assisted Therapy; WLV Grants Program Committee; Vice-President, Angel’s Board of Directors, Casa Pacifica; WLV Women’s Club.

Please support me with your vote!