Thursday, January 07, 2010

City Employee Spotlight: Julio Pombal

Julio Pombal is an inspector with the City of Los Angeles's Urban Forestry department who has helped to ensure that trees in Council District 13 are trimmed promptly to beautify neighborhoods, enhance public safety and prevent interference with utility lines. He cares very deeply about the communities he serves and on many occasions has gone above and beyond the call of duty to take care of CD13 neighborhoods, including Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village.

Born and raised in Guatemala City, Julio moved to the United States almost 20 years ago to achieve the American Dream. He graduated from the Institute Adolfo V. Hall Juatiapa as a Reserve Army Lieutenant specializing in agriculture and continued his education at the University of Rafael Landivar where he majored in Agriculture Engineering. He began working for the City of Los Angeles in 1996 as a Tree Surgeon Assistant and has worked his way up the ranks.

Julio's commitment to Council District 13 communities has been invaluable, and we all thank him for his help with making our neighborhoods great.