Legacy Project: SaIGu LA Riots – Michael Woo

Category: Legacy Project, Original Video, SaIGu LA Riots, Video


Michael Woo was the first Asian American elected to the Los Angeles City Council, and served from 1985 to 1993. Despite risk to his political career, Michael was the first Los Angeles City Council member to call for the resignation of the LAPD police chief after the Rodney King case, and thereafter became a leader in racial reconciliation efforts.

Michael is currently the dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, for which he has combined his political leadership ability and urban planning background to successfully execute his position.