Meet the Candidates for LA County Supervisor
Please join us at our monthly meeting, Tuesday, September 20, via Zoom to learn more about the two candidates vying to represent Brentwood as its next LA County Supervisor. While LA City is responsible for many of our services, the five County Supervisors control a proposed $38 billion budget that affects all residents of Los Angeles. Our supervisor will be making decisions about our local public and mental health systems, homeless services and housing, social services, local jails, felony prosecution, child protective services, property tax assessment, all public school districts and the operation of the Metro regional transportation. Two areas that have greatly affected Brentwood involve the City and the County--transportation (Metro) and homelessness (LAHSA). Your vote matters. Stay informed. The meeting will begin at 7:15pm and the candidate forum will start at 7:30pm. You must register to receive the Zoom link.
Three Organizations Challenge City Approval of MSMU Wellness Pavilion
On Monday, May 16, Brentwood Homeowners Association filed suit against the city of Los Angeles and Mount Saint Mary’s University, challenging the City Council’s approvals last month for new development and new special event uses at MSMU’s Chalon campus. We sued, among other things, over adverse fire hazard and evacuation impacts, failure to limit enrollment growth, commercial uses of campus facilities, length of construction phase, and worsened traffic on our hillside roads and Sunset Boulevard. BHA is by no means opposed to the construction of a new gym for the use and enjoyment of the students registered at the Chalon campus; however, the Brentwood community’s legitimate needs for enforceable, good-faith limits on unregulated growth and runaway campus uses -- required of other private universities and schools in our community, other Los Angeles communities and many other cities -- should not have been disregarded.
The decision to file this lawsuit was made after careful consideration of the merits of the case as well as feedback from our members (an overwhelming majority who completed the survey supported legal action). In addition to BHA, two other organizations filed petitions with the Superior Court challenging the project: Residential Neighbors of Mount Saint Mary’s University and Bundy Canyon Association.
Fire Safety Tips
Protect yourself and your family from the ever-present danger in our hillside community. Learn more about what you can do with these safety tips compiled by BHA or watch our 2020 Fire Safety Town Hall. For additional resources, please visit https://www.lafd.org/wildfire.
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Missed the Annual Meeting featuring the first CD11 candidate forum with all seven candidates who qualified for the ballot? You can watch the event, moderated by Josh Haskell of ABC7 Eyewitness News, HERE.
November 3, 2021. Town Hall on homeless outreach with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. You can see the entire Town Hall here. Local news coverage by CBS, NBC, and Spectrum News.