L.A.: Confronting the Homelessness Crisis

Update from the Mayor’s Office on our work to end homelessness in Los Angeles.We are putting every available resource into getting people off the streets and under a roof as quickly as possible, helping homeless Angelenos rebuild their lives, and doing more to keep our streets and sidewalks clean and safe. I invite you to forward this email along to anyone who might be interested.If you have any questions, or if you would like to become involved in the fight to end homelessness, please feel free to reach out to me.


— Mayor Eric Garcetti

Ami Fields-Meyer
West Los Angeles Representative
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
c: (323) 552-6730
e: ami.fields-meyer@lacity.org

Our city is pulling together, putting every available resource into confronting the homelessness crisis. Join us live for our most recent updates on our progress.

Posted by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday, August 26, 2019
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Brentwood Community Council: Public Meeting on Homelessness

Saturday, Sept 7 11:30AM Donald Bruce Kaufman Library – Brentwood Branch, 11820 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 – 2nd floor.

Attached is Task Force Status Update

Calling for a New Strategy on the Streets

As Controller, it is my job to account for public dollars being spent on homelessness,” said Galperin. “If, in my work, I look into these things and find aspects that aren’t working as well as they should be, or are just simply broken, it is my duty to help to come up with better, more strategic ways to move the City forward.”

LA City Controller’s recent update and audit of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Read more here: https://mailchi.mp/lacity/newwebsite-456203?e=0d184a6e3c

Brentwood Green at Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School: Now open weekends, holidays

Brentwood Green is a school/community park, created by Brentwood residents to improve the playground and to provide a much needed park for the community. This park is used by the students during school and by the community after school, weekends & holidays.

Brentwood Green at Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School will now be open on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Previously, there were issues that have kept the gates closed, but we have resolved all issues and are ready to welcome you and your families. We have hired Beyond the Bell to supervise the yard (Brentwood Green).

If you have any questions or issues, please send me an email through SBRA’s Contact Us page.

Please share this with all your constituents.


Jackie Raymond
President, Brentwood Green

Brentwood Science Magnet School: Your home school

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Brentwood Community,

We are now offering a fantastic Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten experience. complete with a rigorous academic foundation along with a strong science focus. This is a free education because Brentwood is your home school. TK must be 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2018. Please come take a look or tell friends and relatives to call the school for more information.

Thank you,
Reginald Brunson, Principal

Join Barrington Recreation Center Advisory Board – $1 million upgrade planned

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Barrington Park is long overdue for upgrades and is seeking community input on spending $1m in upgrades. The Park is seeking representatives to do 1 of 2 things:

A. Serve as the Barrington Park Rep for your HOA or multifamily building or as a resident of Brentwood by attending Barrington Park Advisory Board meetings 1x per quarter at the Barrington Rec Center. The meetings are usually held in the evening on a weeknight.

B. Submit an application to be a Barrington Park Advisory Board voting member; this involves a short application process which includes fingerprinting.

Please reach out to one of the following members of the Brentwood Community Council if you would like to participate: Michelle Bisnoff (bisnoff@gmail.com); Matt Kohler (matt.kohler@yahoo.com); Alisa Morgenthaler (alisa@alisamorgenthaler.com); or Carolyn Jordan (cjordan@glaserweil.com). Thanks.

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Brentwood Community Council: About HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS

You can report homeless encampments through your mobile device with the MyLA311 app, or by calling 311. (Download the City of Los Angeles MYLA311 App from iTunes or Android/Playstore) They will coordinate with LA County to send outreach services.

You can also go to the LAHSA portal to report an encampment or any homeless person you see: www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop.

Any dangerous activity or potentially criminal conduct that you personally witness among the homeless population should be immediately reported to:

WLA Transient Unit
Sgt. Anthony Bonner

If you witness illegal activity you can also report to 1-877-ASK-LAPD.

If an emergency, call 911.

Finally, there is a Brentwood Homeless Task Force that is working with all the various agencies to ensure outreach is provided in a safe manner.


For more info about the creek go to:

We received this notice from a Carmelina creek dweller this morning:

“The great horned owl has returned to our neighborhood. It was “who who who- ing” in the Sycamore that overhangs my bedroom this morning at about 5:30 am.

I did not hear the screech owl last night, although I was out to dinner and could have missed it. It has been around lately early in the evening. It is interesting that both owls have us on their circuit.

We have a lot of rats. I hope double duty owls can diminish the rodent problem.

Tell your neighbors not to use poison. Snap traps are better. Poisoned rats still run around for a while and will poison the hawks and owls and crows if they eat them.[to say nothing of accidental poisoning of pets and other important animals in the ecosystem such as fish, frogs – poison is indiscriminate.”

The Great Horned Owl’s territory covers the length of our section of the creek because we have heard the same call in early morning hours for the last month up at the Montana boundary for the first time in 30 years. We have not heard the screech owl, though neighbors somewhat south of us have.

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COMING SOON: New all-way stop sign at Amherst Avenue and Gorham Avenue

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Our Department has completed the traffic engineering study for installation of all-way stop sign control at the intersection Amherst Avenue and Gorham Avenue. The installation should take 10 to 12 weeks depending on our field crew’s schedule.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Rudy Guevara, P.E.
Transportation Engineer
LADOT Western District Office