City Council Members

Council Member Jonathan Curtis
Mayor  Jonathan C. Curtis                  Term: March 2013 to March 2017                   First elected: March 2013

Mayor 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.   Mayor 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, Mayor 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.   Finally, Mayor Curtis serves as the Honorary Chair of the La Canada Flintridge Sister Cities Association.

Mayor Curtis has a record of promoting transparency of 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.  

Mayor 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 articulated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA and Jurist Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School.

Mayor 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.

Picture of Mayor Pro Tem Mike Davitt
Mayor Pro Tem Michael T. Davitt             Term: March 2015 to March 2019                   First elected: March 2011

Mayor Pro Tem Davitt has lived in La Cañada Flintridge since childhood.   As well as his full time corporate real estate position, he is a partner in a local business.  Mr. Davitt’s public service began in 2003 when the City Council appointed him to the Planning Commission.  After two four-year terms as a City Commissioner, he was elected by the community to fill a City Council seat in 2011.  Mr. Davitt serves on the City Council Hillside & Open Space, Rockridge Terrace, and Specific Plan subcommittees, as well as, liaison to the Joint Use Committee.  He is also a City Council representative on the Business Support and Development Committee (BSDC) and Youth Council and a member of the Executive Board of the California Contract Cities Association.  Michael and his wife Alison have 4 children.  Michael is very supportive of charitable organizations and is involved with many local based non-profits.

Council Member David Spence
City Council Member David A. Spence                                   Term: March 2013 to March 2017             First elected: April 1992

City Council Memer Spence, originally from Ohio, is a long-time La Cañada Flintridge resident.  He is involved with many City and community-based organizations.  Mr. Spence began his involvement with the City as a Public Safety Commissioner in 1988.  He was first elected to the City Council in April 1992.  In March 2013, he was elected to another four-year term.  Mr. Spence has the distinction of being the City’s first six-term Mayor.  His duties as a City Council Member also include service on various City Council subcommittees, as well as, outside agencies and organizations as a City representative, including: the City Council’s Audit & Finance and Economic Development Subcommittees, California Contract Cities Association (Past President), San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (past President),  National League of Cities, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Executive Committee, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles County Commissioner of the Local Agency Formation Commission, Los Angeles County Sanitation District Personnel Committee, City Representative on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Liability Trust Fund, and member of the Board of Directors for the Valley Water Company. 

City Council Member Leonard Pieroni             Term: March 2015 to March 2019                   First elected: March 2015

City Council Member Pieroni has lived in La Cañada Flintridge since 5th grade attending Paradise Canyon Elementary School.  Prior to the City Council, Mr. Pieroni served as a Public Works and Traffic Commissioner.  He is a Project Manager for an international engineering and construction company. 

Len and his wife Brenda have two teenage children.  He is involved in several local groups including the Boy Scouts of America and is currently president of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Support Group.

City Council Member Teresa "Terry" Walker             Term: March 2015 to March 2019             First elected: March 2015

City Council Member Walker is a native of Southern California and has been a resident and active member of the La Cañada Flintridge community for the past 34 years.  After retiring in 2010 from a career in Human Resources, she now manages a local family-owned business.  Ms. Walker has had extensive involvement as a volunteer in several community organizations.  She has been a member of the La Cañada Flintridge Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital since 1986 and served as president in 1994.  She served eight years on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of the Foothills, and three terms as president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, Ms. Walker has participated on the LCF Business Support and Development Committee since 2003, serving three terms as chair.  In 2008, Ms. Walker was appointed to the Public Works and Traffic Commission where she served for four years and one term as chair; she also served as a Planning Commissioner for three years and vacated her position there as chair to join the City Council.  Her City Council appointments include participation on the Green Task Force, Solid Waste, Unpermitted Construction, and Parking Subcommittees.  Ms. Walker represents La Cañada Flintridge as a delegate to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.  

 Goals & Objectives  The City Council has established specific Goals & Objectives for the City, as follows:
  1. To have a friendly, efficient, responsive City Government;
  2. To maintain a healthy financial condition;
  3. To maintain the character of the community: a safe, family-friendly residential community;
  4. To participate with the School District on issues of common concern;
  5. To improve the commercial sector and major thoroughfares of the City;
  6. To provide a safe, healthy environment for the residents of our community; and
  7. To facilitate the appreciation of the diversity of our residents.
 City Council Representative Assignments Annually, the Mayor appoints members of the City Council to represent the City on various agencies, or to serve on sub-committees for specific issues. In addition, Council Members serving on various agencies are appointed or elected by those agencies to other Boards. Click here for the list of assignments by the Mayor.
 Mayor's State of the City Address Every year the Mayor presents a State of the City Address covering activities from the previous year. Click here to view the most recent State of the City Address.
 FPPC Compliance City Council members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interest with the City Clerk's office.  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained from City Hall (1327 Foothill Boulevard) or the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.