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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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City of Los AngelesCandidate for City Council, District 5

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Mark Matthew Herd

Political Consultant
1,435 votes (3.65%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • End the undue influence of developer and special interest money in L.A. City politics.
  • End the homeless crisis in less than 5 yrs. Via the HHRP - HERD HOMELESS RELIEF PLAN at (PLATFORM)
  • END reckless over development by supporting specific and community plans, measure S, and the will of NC's, HOA's, local busness owners and other CD5 stakeholders.



Profession:Political Consultant /Communty Activist/Organizer
Founder / Owner / Political Consultant, MARK HERD POLITICAL SOLUTIONS (2004–current)
Boardmember, Westwood Neighborhood Council — Elected position (2010–2014)
Committee member, Westwood Neighborhood Council - Land Use Committee — Appointed position (2010–2014)
President, Park Ashton Homeowners Association — Elected position (2012–2012)
Boardmember, Westwood Homeowners Association — Elected position (2009–2010)
President, Park Ashton Hoeowners Association — Elected position (2010–2010)


University of Arizona Bachelor of Science, Economics (1989)

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

The Herd Homeless Relif Plan (HHRP)


The Herd Homeless Relief Plan details a cost effective solution to end the homeless crisis in Los Angeles within 5 yrs. and without any more tax increases.

The Herd Homeless Relief Plan (HHRP)   Priority #1 - Solve the homeless crisis by helping the homeless off the streets, into shelters and then into $10k prefab homes on property owned by the city or acquired by the city from the county via leaseback arrangements.  All current shelters will be opened 24/7/365 and more shelters will be aquired under the HHRP.  Currently shelters are closed for half of the year and when they are open they kick everyone out at 5 a.m. daily and return them to the streets.  Under the HHRP by utilizing vacant city property or acquiring more from the county (after mitigating it with local stakeholders) and placing prefabricated housing on said land we could save 90% of the current cost per unit of affordable housing.  The 40,000 unhoused stakeholders could be off the streets in 2 yrs. and into $10k temporary and affordable homes within 2 to 5 yrs.  Los Angeles can reduce this crisis by 75% in 4 to 5 yrs. without any tax increases. More at

Videos (1)

— January 15, 2017 Mark Mattbew Herd
  • Mark Herd addresses several community issues and concerns at the Los Angeles City Council.

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