|ABOUT CITY SOLUTIONSSERVICESEXECUTIVE TEAM|
|ROBERT M. LEVY|
|Robert Levy has worked in the governmental relations business for over 46 years. Having served in various capacities in a multitude of diverse fields including environmental, law enforcement, and workforce issues, to name a few, Mr. Levy continues his work of advocacy and consulting at local, state, and federal levels, and presides over City Solutions and EnviroCommunications. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Cal Poly and USC on matters of urban planning and politics.
When Los Angeles 11th District Councilmember Bill Rosendahl convened the first ever Empowerment Congress in 2006, he named Mr. Levy as a member and additionally appointed him as Chair of the Taskforce on Homelessness in recognition of his accomplishments on the Bring LA HOME Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness, as well as his experience as Co-Chair of Sheriff Baca's taskforce on homelessness and the work he has done in various communities including Skidrow.
In 2005, he was appointed by Senator Robert Dutton as Consultant to the Healthcare Task Force which was established to investigate health care in California. Mr. Levy has been appointed by Senator Price to be the Chief Consultant to the State Health/Economic Task Force.
In 2004, he was appointed by the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles to serve on the Blue Ribbon Commission dealing with the homeless. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles and as a trustee for the Oralinga School for the hearing impaired.
Appointed to the California Workforce Investment Board by then Governor Gray Davis in 2002, Robert Levy had the honor of serving as Chairperson for hearings throughout California related to investments in the workforce. The California Workforce Investment Board oversees $600 million a year in funds and has influence over another $6 billion in funds.
Mr. Levy was also appointed by Governor Gray Davis to chair the Youth Advisory Task Force to the Governor, which oversees local issues and youth programs such as computer literacy, counseling and vocational training.
Mr. Levy has been appointed by the California Attorney General to serve as a Chief Consultant to the California Anti-Terrorist Information Center. He also serves as a Consultant to the California Department of Justice and its associated regional task forces on local, regional, state and federal relations. In addition, Robert serves as a consultant to the National Narcotic Officers’ Association. He has worked with five administrations in Washington D.C. and is working with the current administration on numerous issues. He also consults with countries throughout the world on issues related to security as well as working with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He also works closely with the California Police Chiefs’ Association and local law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Levy has also worked on legislation for the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the California State Assembly and the United States Senate.
He has served as the Chief Consultant to the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. In addition, he has served on various State committees including the CEQA Streamlining Committee, the State Water Quality Committee and sub-committees for the California Air Resource Board.
|He has worked for the United States House of Representatives the United States Senate, did advance work for Vice President Quayle, worked with then United States Marshall Craig Meacham, Central District, and with Governor Schwarzenegger’s transition team.
Robert Levy has processed over $200 million in permits and entitlements at the state and federal levels and has been successful in obtaining over $300 million in government grants for local communities. Such grants have largely been related to education, transportation and public safety.
As Deputy Chief of Staff to the State Assembly leadership in 1994, Robert Levy was responsible for overseeing issues related to the environment, economic development, transportation, technology, and public safety. He was involved in the implementation of the first Red Team in California which dealt with expediting the governmental process for significant projects.
From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Levy was responsible for overseeing the cable franchise operation in the United States for two companies, both of which are now publicly traded companies. Success in obtaining franchises was achieved in over 300 communities in 12 states.
From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Levy coordinated the governmental and community outreach departments, at the state and federal levels, for a national waste management company and two major telecommunications companies.
Mr. Levy has been honored by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and the United States House of Representatives and most recently by the California State Legislature.
In addition to City Solutions, Robert Levy is also the President of EnviroCommunications, Incorporated which serves clients in the areas of economic development, governmental relations and in obtaining funding opportunities in both public and private sectors. Through his contacts and work with Wall Street, he has helped raise in excess of $300 million in private placement monies. EnviroCommunications has represented some of the largest entities in the world including Westinghouse, Burlington Northern, Pacific Pipeline and Southern California Edison. Also, Mr. Levy has represented some of the largest companies in the world related to issues such as environmental regulations, financial audits and First Amendment rights.
EnviroCommunications has represented companies in a multitude of industries and businesses including: hazardous waste and environment, scrapping, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, education, gaming, law enforcement, technology, local government … and numerous others.
EnviroCommunications’ private and public sector clients include organizations and businesses located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Central and South America, and Africa.