Council Member Jonathan Curtis was first elected to the La Canada Flintridge City Council in 2013 after having served on the City’s Planning Commission for five years. Mr. Curtis is also a Regional Council Member for the Southern California Association of Government, where he represents the cities of La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena in the largest Metropolitan Planning Organization in the United States that covers six counties, 191 cities and over 18 million people. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for County Sanitation Districts 28 and 34, the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Steering Committee, and the SCAG General Assembly. Within City government, City Council Member Curtis serves on numerous City Council subcommittees, including Economic Development, Legal, Pension Review, Sewer/Septic, Downtown Specific Plan, SR710/Connected Communities Consortium, Diversity Task Force and Southern California Edison.
Council Member Curtis has a record of promoting transparency in City government, prudent fiscal policies, active public safety, responsible planning, opposition to the 710 tunnel, traffic improvements, joint use activities with La Canada Unified School District, active involvement toward the Sagebrush unification with LCUSD, and working with our community groups to “Make a Difference.” Some of his continuing priority objectives for the City include streamlining City planning and permitting to improve efficiency, ensuring reliable electricity, promoting our Sister Cities Association organization, establishing healthy community actions, and building stronger partnerships with our schools, local businesses, JPL, community groups and residents.
Council Member Curtis is a practicing attorney in the corporate, real estate and land use areas, with large international law firm experience and a focus on investment and development. He has received an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive for quality and ethics, and he has also been named as a “Super Lawyer”. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA and Jurist Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School.
Council Member Curtis and his wife Lisa were both born and raised in southern California and made La Canada Flintridge their home over 18 years ago. Their two daughters, Melissa and Lauren, were educated in the La Canada Unified School system at Palm Crest Elementary through La Canada High School; and they recently graduated from USC and Chapman University, respectively.