Who I Am.

Carter Rubin is driven to make Los Angeles a safer, more liveable, more prosperous and better-run city. 

As a member of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's team, Carter serves as a program manager on the Great Streets Initiative, which seeks to create vibrant community places along Los Angeles' commercial corridors.

As a resident of Santa Monica, Carter has served as an appointed member of the Santa Monica Planning and Housing Commissions.

Carter earned his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Carter was recruited to UCLA with an Institute for Transportation Studies Fellowship, a Martin Wachs Scholarship and a David and Marianna Fisher Fellowship.

During the 2012-13 academic year, Carter served as a David Bohnett Fellow in the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.

Born and raised on the Westside of Los Angeles, Carter is committed to improving the region's quality of life by improving the delivery of public services and by tackling its persistent land use and transportation challenges. He's passionate about Measure R and wants to ensure that its full promise is delivered to Angelenos. To Carter, that means incorporating the expanding rail system into the urban fabric with a suite of transportation choices and land uses that support vibrant, safe and healthy communities.

From 2010 to 2013, Carter served on the board of the Southern California Streets Initiative, the non-profit organization that locally funds and supports Streetsblog L.A., a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities.

Carter serves on the advisory board of, a daily news website focusing on this planning and sustainability issues affecting Santa Monica now and into the future.


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Expo Line, opening day. Photo by Steve Bott.