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Meet Steve Perestam   Back to Top


My wife Carol and I moved to Rancho Palos Verdes in 1984 and made it our lifelong home, raising 3 kids, Asten, Laurel and Adam, each of whom graduated from the PVPUSD and participated in the numerous educational, athletic and cultural activities the community has graciously provided.

About Steve's City and Community Service:

Rancho Palos Verdes, Planning Commissioner, 2018-Present

LA County Elections Pollworker/Supervisor 2012-2018

Planning Commissioner, previous term 2004-2010, Chairman 2009

American Youth Soccer Organization, (AYSO) Referee 1991-Present

AYSO- Region 10, Regional Referee Administrator, 2002-2004

AYSO- Region 10 Board Member, 1991-2004

Rancho Palos Verdes, Residential Standards Committee Member, 2002-2004

Co-author, Rancho Palos Verdes View Protection Ordinance (Proposition M) 1989

SeaView Homeowners Association, Member/Vice President, 1988-92

Seaview Homeowners Association, Representative to RPV Council of Homeowners (CHOA), 1989-90



Texas Tech University, Post Graduate Studies, Business Administration

Penn State University, Master of Regional Planning (MRP) & Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Bradley University, Bachelor of Science, Geography


Professional Career Highlights:

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing:  SAP/Business Objects & Point B Consulting

Management Consultant: Ernst & Young, LLP 

Land Use Planner: Bucks County Planning Commission, Pa.


Message to Rancho Palos Verdes Residents   Back to Top

I welcome the opportunity to serve on the City Council to protect our quality of life and help solve future challenges that may arise to Keep RPV Strong! I would like to continue to serve in a leadership role on your behalf.

I have a 30 year proven record of working to maintain the semi-rural character of our city. I am particularly proud to be a co-author, with a Council subcommittee of former Mayors John McTaggart, and Robert Ryan, of the RPV View Protection Ordinance, 1989 (Proposition M) that has been foundational to maintaining our city's character.

Currently, I am serving my 8th year as a Planning Commissioner, including as past Chairman. I work diligently to enforce the goals of our city's general plan, development codes, and neighborhood compatibility guidelines.

Based on my education and professional experience, I understand the critical importance of maintaining local control of zoning and land use decisions.

If elected, my top priorities are:

            Maintain our fiscal strength

            Preserve our quality of life

            Keep zoning decisions local

            Improve our infrastructure

            Support our business community

            Enhance our fire safety readiness

I am committed to working for our residents to maintain our quality of life and the character of our extraordinary city.



Endorsements   Back to Top

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John Cruikshank
RPV Mayor Pro Tem

Susan Brooks
RPV City Council Member and Former Mayor

Eric Alegria
RPV City Council Member

Doug Hinchliffe
Former RPV Mayor & Council Member

Lan Saadatnejadi
RPV Planning Commissioner

Larry Vanden Bos
Former PVPUSD President, Board Member

Debby Stegura
Former President, PV Library District Board of Trustees

Paul Tetreault
Former RPV Planning Commissioner

Edward Ruttenberg
Former RPV Planning Commissioner

Ruth Braswell
RPV Emergency Preparedness Committee

Troy Braswell
Former Member RPV Public Use Master Plan Committee

Anthony George
Past Regional Commissioner, AYSO-Region 10

Vicke & Dwight Hanger

Janinne & Vince Lansing

Marilyn & Tom Stolpman

Supria & Anu Sood

Lois Karp

Gilda & Craig Whited

Bill Pratley

Maria Frusteri

Mark & Lucianna Koch

Jack & Anna Sanguinet



Election Information   Back to Top

September 26 – October 15 – Mailing of Official Sample Ballot Booklets by the County

October 7 – Mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots by the County

October 21 – Last day to register to vote for this election

November 5 – ELECTION DAY


Rancho Palos Verdes voter Information

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  3. Who can register to vote?
  4. How do I find my polling place?
  5. When will the City's next General Municipal Election be held?
  6. How can I apply for Vote By Mail status?
  7. How can I apply for Permanent Vote By Mail status?


Steve Perestam
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Paid for by Perestam for RPV City Council  2019 ID# 1420123

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