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Steve Soboroff, Commissioner

Steve Soboroff

Los Angeles Police Commission


Commissioner Steve
was appointed to the Board of Police
Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti in August of 2013. At that
time, he was elected President of the Los Angeles Police
Commission by his fellow Police Commissioners. After serving the
maximum of two consecutive years as President, he was elected
Vice President in 2015, then re-elected President from

Commissioner Soboroff has long been known as a business leader
and public servant who brings people together to get positive

He is past Chairman and CEO of Playa Vista, and a current member
of the Board of Directors of The Weingart Foundation.

He is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy, a
member of the Board of Councilors to the USC School of Public
Policy, and the past Chairman of the Center for the Study of Los
Angeles at LMU. He is a member of the Los Angeles Sports and
Entertainment Commission.

Commissioner Soboroff was the Senior Advisor to the California
Science Center in its project with NASA to bring to, and
permanently exhibit the Space Shuttle Endeavour in, Los Angeles.
He is Chairman of the Maccabiah Games "Committee of 18" and is
the world's foremost collector of typewriters that were
previously owned by famous individuals.

Commissioner Soboroff served as Senior Advisor to LA Mayor
Richard Riordan, and was Chair of the $2.4 billion LAUSD Bond
Citizens' Oversight Committee that made safety and other
improvements to over 700 schools.

Commissioner Soboroff was the driving force behind bringing
Staples Center to Los Angeles, helped spearhead the Alameda
Corridor Project, and finished within 3% in the 2001 mayoral
primary election in Los Angeles.

Commissioner Soboroff served as President of the Los Angeles
Recreation and Parks Commission and had a strong track record for
creating, improving and protecting open space and park land for
city residents. Mayor Villaraigosa dedicated the SOBOROFF SPORTS
FIELD complex adjacent to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in
Exposition Park, and the STEVE SOBOROFF COURT PARK opened in 2011
in Playa Vista.

Active in Big Brothers since 1968, Commissioner Soboroff
currently sits as a Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Governors
of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. He has
lectured and/or taught at UCLA, USC, Stanford, UC Berkeley,
University of Michigan, University of Arizona, and Loyola
Marymount University and volunteers his time to mentor several
university students annually.

Commissioner Soboroff resides in Los Angeles with his wife Patti.
They have five children and 4 grandchildren.



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