Steven Afriat is an expert in public policy, political strategy and governmental decision-making. Formerly Chief of Staff to then Los Angeles City Councilman (and retired County Supervisor) Zev Yaroslavsky, Afriat was also a Chief Legislative Aide to the California Legislature and has vast experience in public affairs. Afriat has been recognized for his years of service with appointments to many boards and commissions. He served an unprecedented tenure as President of the Los Angeles County Business License Commission and currently serves on the Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission.

Willing to dig his heels in for a cause, Afriat seeks to build successful coalitions engendered to boost clients' interests. Throughout his professional career, Afriat has developed a formidable network that spans from Los Angeles and Sacramento to Washington DC. Afriat brings over 35 years of political and governmental experience to benefit clients and is a strategist who recognizes that to achieve success, sound planning and knowledge of the process and personalities go hand-in-hand. As a result, Afriat calls upon a lifetime of experience, not only as Council Office Chief of Staff but as an Assemblyman's deputy, Consultant to the Legislature, community organizer, high school teacher and businessman. That's why decision-makers rely on him.

Afriat was assigned by then-Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan the responsibility of organizing a coalition favoring City Charter reform. This watershed appointment marked Afriat’s emergence as the consultant of choice for City officials. Afriat went on to manage the Proposition K campaign approving new Parks & Recreation assessments; Measure DD, garnering a two-thirds vote for Library bonds; Proposition F for Fire and Animal Services, the highest approval margin of any City bonds at the time; and Proposition Q, which Afriat managed after two unsuccessful attempts by others, garnering a two-thirds vote approving $600 million for Police and Fire services.

It is the same winning philosophy that the Los Angeles City Council came to rely upon which Afriat delivers to all his clients. Since 1985, he has gained approval of several high-profile projects, successfully shepherding millions of square feet of development projects. Renowned for his strategic and technical expertise, Afriat puts his clients first and consistently achieves results.

Steven Afriat can be reached directly at 818.450.2771 or via email at steve@afriat.com.