David established the first Los Angeles Animal Humanitarian Awards recognizing the efforts of those who advocate for "those with no voice."
David is a strong advocate for real transportation solutions. He was an outspoken opponent of the failed "Bus Only Lanes" along Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles. He learned firsthand from small business owners the challenges this ill thought out experiment placed on them causing them to lose business when customers could not park in front of their shops and businesses.
David has been a long time opponent of the "Subway to the Sea" that is promoted by so many special interests groups. He has been a strong advocate for a Maglev/Monorail System that would allow real transportation solutions. He has been in communication with maglev companies with a proven record of success in providing urban maglev systems.
David is opposed to other transportation schemes such as the toll lanes purposed for the 110 Freeway and stands in opposition to the Diamond Lane/Car Pool Lanes that have proven to be lacking in real solutions while at the same time draining resources from other proven projects.
David has been an outspoken opponent of the current Los Angeles city policies which allow low income communities to be used to qualify for Federal HUD Grants for street lights and sidewalks and then spending the funds elsewhere in the city.
David and his wife, Debbie have been together for twenty two years.
For 25 years he worked as an insurance adjuster which trained him in investigating and analyzing issues, strengths that have helped him in reaching out to the community and solving problems. David became public access producer at Adelphia Cable in Van Nuys, California.
David served in the United States Navy for four years and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Working with his Neighborhood Council, David was successful in having the City of Los Angeles officially adopt March 30th as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day". He is currently engaged in forming coalition groups in preparation for the 2012 event in Los Angeles.
David is the Executive Director of the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce.
David is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Justiceville Homeless/USA, the non-profit which for fourteen years successfully operated Dome Village in Los Angeles, California. He is Vice President of Public Television Industry Corp. He now serves on the Equestrian Committee of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council. David has been an outspoken advocate of No Kill Animal Shelters.
He has served on the boards of the North Hollywood-Northeast, Sun Valley, and Glassell Park Councils and he took and active role in supporting the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.
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Source: davidhernandezforcongress.com/platform.html (10/22/2012)
Develop working partnership with community colleges and trade schools with Federal Projects with a dire need for trained employees.
Establish apprentice programs with vendors and support organizations already engaged in Federally Funded Projects.
Training focused on immediate job/career placement.
Support and expand proven educational programs with a track record of success.
Trade school expansion and tailored to existing needs in job market.
Pro 2nd Amendment
Re-establish community clinic networks to support preventive health care programs.
Expand and support access and efficiency of Emergency Room Services.
Support and fund substance abuse triage facilities and extended stay treatment.