LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander has stepped down to take a private sector job, he announced Thursday.
Englander made the announcement in a press release, saying that he will stay on the council through the end of the year. In the interim, he said he "will remain laser-focused on continuing to represent my district as I have always done."
Englander, who represented L.A.'s 12th District and was chair of the council's public safety committee, is leaving to become the vice president of a sports and entertainment advisory, development and investment company.
"If I ever dreamed of fulfillment beyond what being a Councilmember has brought me, it would be to make a significant difference in many more lives and communities," Englander said.
"This new endeavor will give me just that. The remarkable people I am joining are not only passionate about their work, they care deeply about improving lives in every community they work in - and they do."
City News Service contributed to this report.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander exits for private sector job