People We Love: Lou La Monte

Creating a Better Malibu through Civic Service


Director, Producer, former Mayor, and Council member, Lou La Monte has been bettering Malibu for more than two decades. After his work in the film industry brought the East Coast native to California some 27 years ago, La Monte quickly became active in local issues. He served as president of the Big Rock Mesa Property Owners Association before eventually joining the Malibu City Council, where he has been working tirelessly on the issues closest to his heart such as, “Ball fields for our kids, our own school district and controlling the over concentration of Drug and Alcohol Rehab facilities in our neighborhoods”.

Passion and persistence have been the key to La Monte’s many achievements in Malibu, of which he is most proud of, “the [land] swap for Bluffs Park; this beautiful place is part of Malibu, and belongs in our city”. La Monte is not sure what’s to come after his term as Council member ends in late 2018, but until then he is focused on, “accomplishing the things I set out to do when I got elected”. We wish him continued success during the remainder of his term.

MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Lou La Monte for his drive to create a better Malibu, not just for his own children, but for all of Malibu’s children. MM

Holly Bieler