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Meet Karo

Karo Torossian, born and raised in the East San Fernando Valley, is the son of a small business owner and an aerospace factory worker. His parents settled in the Valley decades ago in search of the American Dream.

Karo attended Valley public schools from kindergarten through high school before going to LA Valley College and then UCLA, where he earned a degree in political science and labor and workplace studies. After working as a community organizer, Karo achieved a master’s degree in urban and regional planning at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

As a Valley native, Karo understands the issues and concerns of Valley residents. Since 2009, he has served as City Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s Director of Planning and the Environment, overseeing policy and planning matters affecting land use, the environment, economic development and community revitalization.

Karo believes in civic engagement and the importance of giving back to his community. He has served as a Neighborhood Council member and been a fierce advocate for expanding the role and input of Neighborhood Councils in city decisions. His dedication to public service has achieved results for Valley residents. Karo’s work has protected green space, turned abandoned lots into city parks, revitalized blighted areas, preserved historic buildings, created Valley jobs, required polluters to clean up their operations, and curbed overdevelopment and mansionization.

Karo and his wife, Arsine, a children’s librarian, live in Tujunga with their two young children. Karo’s priority is to ensure that every child in the Valley lives in a safe neighborhood with access to parks, libraries and high-quality schools. He believes that every family in the San Fernando Valley should have the same opportunity that his parents had. 

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Karo Torossian fue nacido y criado en el Valle del Este de San Fernando,es el hijo del propietario de una pequeña empresa y una trabajadora de una fábrica aeroespacial. Sus padres se establecieron en el Valle de oportunidades hace décadas en la búsqueda del sueño americano.

Karo asistió a las escuelas públicas del valle desde el preescolar hasta la escuela secundaria antes de ir a LA Valley College y luego a UCLA donde obtuvo su licenciatura en ciencias políticas y estudios laborales mientras trabajaba como electricista para pagar sus estudios universitarios.

Karo entiende los problemas y preocupaciones de los residentes del Valle. Desde 2009, se ha desempeñado como Director de Planificación y Medio Ambiente del oficina de Consejo de la Ciudad Paul Krekorian, responsable de asuntos de políticas y planificación que afectan el uso de la tierra, el desarrollo económico ambiental y la revitalización de la comunidad. Ha dedicado gran parte de su trabajo a proteger los espacios abiertos y mejorar el río de Los Ángeles y sus afluentes.

Karo y su esposa, Arsine, una bibliotecaria de niños, viven en Tujunga con sus dos hijos pequeños.

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