Greig Smith

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Greig Smith
Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 12th district
In office
January 15, 2019 – August 23, 2019[1]
Preceded byMitchell Englander
Succeeded byJohn Lee[2][3]
In office
July 1, 2003 – July 1, 2011
Preceded byHal Bernson
Succeeded byMitchell Englander
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
University of California, Los Angeles

Greig Smith is a former member of the Los Angeles, California, City Council.

City Council[edit]

Greig Smith was a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 2003 to 2011. On January 15, 2019 Smith was appointed to his previous seat on the Los Angeles City Council on a temporary basis.[4] He represents the 12th District in the Northwestern San Fernando Valley, which includes Chatsworth, Granada Hills, Northridge, and other communities.[5] Smith resigned on August 23, 2019.[1] John Lee, who was elected to succeed Smith,[6] was sworn to Smith's former Council seat on August 30, 2019.[2]

He was elected to the L.A. City Council in 2003 defeating L.A. School Board member Julie Kornstein in the race to succeed Hal Bernson. At that time he was one of two Republican Party members of the City Council.[7] His former seat remains the only Republican seat on the Council.

In his prior service as a Councilman, he made waste management his main issue and was successful in lobbying his colleagues to unanimously pass his comprehensive blueprint for the city, RENEW LA—Recovering Energy, Natural Resources, and Economic Benefit from Waste for Los Angeles.[8]


Smith is also a Reserve Los Angeles Police Department Officer.[9] He currently serves as a Cold Case Homicide Detective with the elite Robbery-Homicide Division. Prior to serving on the Council, Smith owned a family clothing business, was the Chief of Staff to former Councilman Hal Bernson, and was a community activist. He holds two degrees from the University of Southern California and a certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles.[10]

Prior to his 2019 appointment, Smith was president of a consulting firm specializing in governmental liaison and representation, environmental and waste management expertise.[4] The firm is Greig Smith Consulting LLC.[11]


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  4. ^ a b "Former L.A. Councilman Greig Smith tapped to fill vacant seat until election".
  5. ^ "Greig Smith | Bedrosian Center | USC". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
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  7. ^ "Greig Smith was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 2003". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  8. ^ RENEW LA — program synopsis . accessed 6.12.2012
  9. ^ Chang, Cindy (2017-07-23). "Years after brutal stabbing, East L.A. bar owner's slaying solved by LAPD reserve police officer". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  10. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Greig Smith". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  11. ^ "Greig Smith | Professional Profile". Linkedin.

Author "If City Halls Walls Could Talk"

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hal Bernson
Los Angeles City Councilman
12th district

July 1, 2003 – July 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Mitchell Englander
Preceded by
Mitchell Englander
Los Angeles City Councilman
12th district

January 15, 2019 – Present
Succeeded by