Councilwoman Wendy Greuel hosted a traditional community picnic at the Sherman Oaks-Van Nuys Park to kick off her campaign for Los Angeles City Controller. A delicious lunch was served by volunteers. The crowd numbered in the hundreds bolstered by working families and key community groups. Children took center stage holding signs and eventually joining Greuel on the platform. She announced her support for energy audits of city buildings to identify opportunities for utilizing green technology to save money and reducing traffic by expanding programs to give incentives for not driving a car to work. She spoke about the budget crises and the need for more fiscal responsibility. Councilman Tom LeBonge and Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield spoke and enthusiastically announced their support.