As We Care For Humanity & Global Officials of Dignity Awards stand for fairness, sincerity, integrity and dignity, it our great honor to support and honor the future LA City Controller, Honorable Dennis P. Zine as G.O.D.'s Lifetime Achievement Awardee!
Dennis P. Zine was born and raised in Los Angeles and has dedicated his entire professional career serving the residents of this City. Dennis spent 33 years on the front lines of the Los Angeles Police Department before being elected in 2001 to represent Los Angeles’ 3rd Council District which includes the communities of Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.
A registered independent, Zine was reelected in 2009 with over 70% of the vote and was selected to serve as the Assistant President Pro Tempore of the Council. During the past 11 years of service on the Los Angeles City Council, he has also served as an LAPD reserve officer in the Fugitive Warrant Detail where he continues to assist in the apprehension of felony suspects.
Zine currently serves as Chairman of the Los Angeles City Council’s Audits & Governmental Efficiency Committee where he is committed to eliminating fraud, waste and abuse in City government.
His public service career began over 43 years ago with the Los Angeles Police Department. Within the LAPD, he rose to the rank of Sergeant and worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Motorcycle Detail, Detectives, Intelligence, Administrative, and Vice. He was also elected three times to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
Zine was first elected to public office in 1997 to represent Valley interests on the Charter Reform Commission where he served as Vice Chairman. After his election to the City Council, he expanded his government service role as the President of the Independent Cities Association (ICA), as a member of the League of California Cities Board of Directors, and as the City’s representative with the National League of Cities serving as a member of the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the National Immigration Task Force. Councilman Zine currently serves on the Executive Committee of the US Army Community Advisory Board and the Southern California Association of Governments. Since taking office, Councilman Zine has contributed over $300,000 to non-profit and Los Angeles City based organizations. In 2011 and 2012 Councilman Dennis Zine was selected as the readers choice “Best Elected Official.”
Zine has two sons, one an LAPD officer and the other a professional pilot. During his 10 years serving on the City Council, Zine has donated over $300,000 from his own salary to local charitable organizations. To prove his commitment to fixing the City’s budget troubles, Zine has voluntarily taken a 10% pay cut.
"As your next City Controller, I'll be an independent fighter who will eliminate waste, fraud and abuse and protect the taxpayers and residents of Los Angeles."
- Dennis P. Zine,
City of Los Angeles Councilman