About Randall Lewis
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.
He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.
He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.
Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.
He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
Grading City Hall: Holding Local Officials Accountable
January 20, 2016
Holding local elected officials accountable for their performance in doing the public's work is incredibly important, but also a very challenging task. How does a community come together to ask the important questions about the performance of the officials they elected to improve the quality of life in their community?
In August of last year, just over two years after the election of a new mayor, controller and city attorney, as well as seven new City Council members, the Los Angeles Times issued a report grading the performance of the top elected officials in City Hall.
The goal of the newspaper's report card project was threefold: to engage city residents; to lay out the key issues facing the city of Los Angeles and California; and above all, to hold politicians accountable. The newspaper believes it is in the public's interests to know how are their elected officials doing: "Are they keeping their campaign promises? Have they delivered on their rhetoric? Do they tackle the city's fundamental problems or do they duck controversy in favor of safe or politically popular stances? Are they focused on the monumental problems at and or on their next elections and their own careers?"
To that end, the Times issued report cards to the top policy makers in City Hall (the mayor, controller, city attorney and City Council president) in the form of mid-term letter grades and job performance reviews. How did these local officials fare?