From 1997 to 2002, Greuel worked as an executive in government and community affairs for DreamWorks SKG, an entertainment studio in Los Angeles.
In 2002, Greuel won a runoff election against Assemblyman Tony Cardenas to fill the remainder of the term of second district Los Angeles Councilman Joel Wachs. She was elected to a full term in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. She served until July 2009 when she was elected to the office of City Controller.At the time of her departure from the City Council, she was chair of the Transportation Committee and the Ad-Hoc Committee on Business Tax Reform, vice chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and member of the Audits and Governmental Efficiency Committee and the Energy and Environment Committee.She implemented a business tax reform proposal. The 2003 proposal reduced business taxes by 15% overall and eliminated all business taxes for companies with gross receipts under $100,000 annually.In 2004, Greuel helped establish the Office of Public Safety, which consolidated all city-operated security forces (other than the LAPD) and created the Police Fund, a program through which any elected official could address inefficiencies and allocate the money saved to the hiring of new police officers. She also developed the Stolen Vehicle Recovery Program, which enabled Department of Transportation officers (rather than police officers) to tow stolen vehicles. Greuel launched a district-wide anti-graffiti campaign and pushed to increase the number of neighborhood watch organizations in her district. She implemented a safety valet program designed to ensure that all elementary school students were supervised entering and exiting schools.Also in 2004, Greuel was an instrumental part of a major controversy in a neighborhood in her district (district 2). There was a dispute between home owners on the north side of the L.A River and renters on the south side. Parking was an issue for the renters and the would use the north side neighborhood as overflow parking and cross a pedestrian bridge to their homes. Without any warning, the bridge was closed in 2005. The renters called for a town hall meeting and while there was one, Greuel did not listen to the concerns of the renters and insisted the bridge remain closed. The LAPD then became involved and they said they would close the bridge for 90 days to see if crime rates (the reason the home owners cited to close the bridge) were affected. Near the end of the trial period, another town hall meeting was called and the office in charge said that there was no significant change in the crime rates on the north side of the bridge. In the days before the final recommendation from the LAPD was to be released, this officer was discharged from the case and another officer was put in charge – this officer recommended the bridge be closed for unknown reasons. This remains a point of contention in the renters’ neighborhood as parking is sparse and residents often have to walk blocks to get home and the bridge remains closed. Greuel also implemented the 50/50 sidewalk program, expediting sidewalk repairs when neighbors contributed 50% of the cost. She also added 450 left-turn signals to city streets and led a program to synchronize city traffic lights.Greuel created the Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Investigative Unit in the city controller’s office  and banned political fundraising among City Commissioners.
Greuel defeated Nick Patsaouras and Kathleen Suzy Evans on March 3, 2009 to become the next City Controller of Los Angeles. She took office on July 1, 2009.
Greuel reported that the City of Los Angeles has failed to collect over $260 million in traffic tickets and other debts owed to the city, 47% of all debts. She also expanded the city’s Waste, Fraud, and Abuse hotline to accommodate whistleblower tips in more than 150 languages.In July 2009, Greuel announced that her Delinquent Taxpayer Program had successfully collected nearly $3 million from 16 delinquent taxpayers in just four months. She stated that over $107 million in delinquent taxes was still to be collected.On January 7, 2013, the Los Cerritos News published Greuel’s public schedule since taking office as Los Angeles City Controller. The article alleged that “she has spent an overwhelming majority of her official schedule for the past three years attending lavish dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and social events in an effort to advance her 2013 mayoral campaign” in possible violation of the Los Angeles Governmental Ethics Commission Ordinance.Greuel is a declared candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in the 2013 election. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is blocked from running for re-election due to term limits. She is married to attorney and film producerDean Schramm, whom she met during her 2002 campaign. He is active in the American Jewish Committee Darfur Task Force and was the executive producer of the documentary “Darfur Now”. They have a son (born 2004).
DO NOT FORGET PEOPLE
WENDY JANE GREUEL IS LYING
THROUGH THOSE PEARLY WHITES AGAIN
Hey Wendy Jane Greuel, anyone can write a flowery biographical resume, but not everyone has the GPA, Test Scores, Academic Transcripts and/or Credentials to back that embellished Bull-Shit up. I guess what we are saying Ms. Greuel is, show us your Test Scores, and we will determine if you are qualified to hold the Post of “MAYOR and/or CITY CONTROLLER” IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES.