Ezra is the Director of Policy & Government Relations of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland. Ezra has a strong background in land use and housing policy working as an attorney at one of Los Angeles’ premier land use law firms, where his clients included local, regional, national, and international development companies entitling and building in the Southern California region. Ezra was also a Senior Planner for the District 11 member of the L.A. Council. L.A. Council members have oversight of land use and planning within their district. Ezra was responsible for guiding development projects through the entitlement process, working on affordable housing and transit-oriented development policies, working with city departments on policies and directives to streamline the development process, and mediating between community groups and project applicants to help achieve results that met developer and local neighborhood needs.