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Message to Rancho Palos Verdes Residents

I welcome the opportunity to serve on the City Council to protect our quality of life and help solve future challenges that may arise to Keep RPV Strong! I would like to continue to serve in a leadership role on your behalf.

I have a 30 year proven record of working to maintain the semi-rural character of our city. I am particularly proud to be a co-author, with a Council subcommittee of former Mayors John McTaggart, and Robert Ryan, of the RPV View Protection Ordinance, 1989 (Proposition M) that has been foundational to maintaining our city's character.

Currently, I am serving my 8th year as a Planning Commissioner, including as past Chairman. I work diligently to enforce the goals of our city's general plan, development codes and neighborhood compatibility guidelines.

Based on my education and professional experience, I understand the critical importance of maintaining local control of zoning and land use decisions.

If elected, my top priorities are:

I am committed to continue working for our residents to maintain our quality of life and the character of our extraordinary city.

Meet Steve Perestam 

“ My wife Carol and I moved to Rancho Palos Verdes in 1984 and made it our lifelong home, raising 3 kids, Asten, Laurel and Adam, each of whom graduated from the PVPUSD and participated in the numerous educational, athletic and cultural activities the community has graciously provided. ”

Steve Perestram Family

Steve's City and Community Service:

  • Rancho Palos Verdes, Planning Commissioner, 2018-Present
  • LA County Elections Pollworker/Supervisor 2012-2018
  • Planning Commissioner, previous term 2004-2010, Chairman 2009
Steve Perestram as Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commissioner
  • American Youth Soccer Organization, (AYSO) Referee 1991-Present
  • AYSO - Region 10, Regional Referee Administrator, 2002-2004
  • AYSO - Region 10 Board Member, 1991-2004
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, Residential Standards Committee Member, 2002-2004
  • Co-author, Rancho Palos Verdes View Protection Ordinance (Proposition M) 1989
  • SeaView Homeowners Association, Member/Vice President, 1988-1992
  • Seaview Homeowners Association, Representative to RPV Council of Homeowners (CHOA), 1989-1990


  • Texas Tech University, Post Graduate Studies, Business Administration
  • Penn State University, Master of Regional Planning (MRP) & Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Bradley University, BS degree, Geography

Professional Career Highlights:

  • Business Intelligence & DataWarehousing: SAP/Business Objects & Point B Consulting
  • Management Consultant: Ernst & Young LLP
  • Land Use Planner: Bucks County Planning Commission, Pa.

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John Cruikshank
RPV Mayor Pro Tem
Susan Brooks and Steve Perestam
Susan Brooks
RPV City Council Member and Former Mayor
Eric Alegria and Steve Perestam
Eric Alegria
RPV City Council Member
Jim Knight
Former RPV Mayor and Council Member
Doug Hincliffe
Former RPV Mayor and Council Member
Ann Shaw
Former RPV Mayor and Council Member
Lan Saadatnejadi
RPV Planning Commissioner
William James
RPV Planning Commissioner
Robert Nelson
RPV Planning Commissioner
Larry Vanden Bos
Former PVPUSD President, Board Member
Debby Stegura
Former President, PV Library District Board of Trustees
Fred Gregory
Past AYSO National Board Member and Region 10 Commissioner
Anthony George
Past AYSO Region 10 Commissioner
Edward Ruttenberg
Former RPV Planning Commissioner
Willian Gerstner
Former RPV Planning Commissioner
Paul Tetreault
Former RPV Planning Commissioner
Ruth Braswell
RPV Emergency Preparedness Committee
Troy Braswell
Former RPV Public Use Master Plan Committee
Carolynn Petru
RPV Deputy City Manager, retired
Rick Wallace
Past RPV Finance Advisory Board
Len Wood
Former RPV City Manager
Lois Karp
Past President, Mediterrania HOA
Jeanne Lacombe
Past President, Rolling Hills Riviera HOA
Anthony Baldassano
Captain, LAFD, retired
Carol Gregory
Mark & Lou Koch
Vicki & Dwight Hanger
Joan Ruttenberg
Janine & Vince Lansing
Marilyn & Tom Stolpman
Gilda & Greg Whited
Bill Pratley
Maria Frusteri
Vito Gioiello
Supriya & Anu Sood
Arjun & Suraj Sood
Sam & Margo Wirstschafter
Jack & Anna Sanguinet
Kathleen & Philip Pappo
Erin Dzida
Marty & Tom Redfield
Jan & Steve Adelman
Kimberly & Pete Gilante
David Blenko
Rich & Cheryl Heffernan
Donna & Wayne Chamberlain
Grace & Rick Wallace
Annette & John Iacono
Peter & Ellie Adamson
Michael Torres
Greg & Viv Lash
Mark Mathews
Tom Belton
Regina Chiu
Bob & Katie Endicott
Robert Abood
Tim Howell
David Rubottom

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