Fish Launches Campaign for City Council

A crowd of more than a hundred turned out at Syd Kronenthal Park on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2024 to cheer for Bubba Fish as he officially launched his run for the Culver City Council. The community activist, who had served on the Housing and Homelessness Committee, is the first candidate to officially launch his run for the municipal November election. 

The speakers at the rally were introduced by Mary Daval, one of the leaders of Bike Culver City. She was noted as the first person to invite the newly arrived Bubba into community activism some seven years ago. “You may have noticed Bubba speaking at almost every City Council meeting over the past few years. Because of this, you know where he stands, and you know what he stands for.” 

Planning Commissioner Nancy Barba broadcast her support, saying “He is not only passionate about the community, he puts in the work…He was always the first to organize a march to City Hall, the first to reach out about an issue – if it was tenant protection, or the unhoused – he prioritizes the issues that effect those with the least resources [to speak for themselves.] He has worked – often successfully – on legislative advocacy, community advocacy – we need to demand real solutions to address our problems.” 

Former Mayor Daniel Lee also spoke, as did Council member Freddy Puza, and Mayor Yasmine Imani McMorrin, all of whom offered their enthusiasm and support for the campaign.

Fish stated that “In a city that has a long history of exclusion, [Culver City was originally advertised] more than a hundred years ago as a ‘little white city,’ and in the decades that followed, the policies from land use to policing have worked to keep it that way…Our city is lucky to have leaders who have shown us how much progress we can make when we stand up for our values. .. and my thanks to all of you, for turning out to support the continued progress towards a sustainable and inclusive Culver City for everyone.” 

Fish is employed at the Los Angeles County Department of Transportati0n, and is also currently studying for a Masters Degree in Public Policy at UCLA. At 32 years, he would continue the trend of Culver City voting to put younger elected officials into policy making positions, keeping with the demographic shift of the city’s population. 

Judith Martin-Straw 



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