Arthur Snyder was the council member for district 14 - encompassing much of northeast Los Angeles including, Highland Park - between 1967 and 1984. During his tenure Snyder survived two recall elections, controversies surrounding race, representation, and the redistricting of most of Northeast Los Angeles; a process that created a Latino-majority district and paved the way for greater numbers of Latino elected officials. Snyder is a polarizing figure in the history of Highland Park, many residents hold strong opinions, both positive and negative, towards his service and legacy. He covers the history of Highland Park's annexation
and shares his perspective on civic
issues affecting the area.