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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Post Office & Delivery Reminders for the Holidays

Happy Holidays! Package delivery season is here – let’s prepare ahead of time:
1. Barrington Post Office – issues with counter service and mail theft can be reported to our local postmaster:
Joe G. Zapata, 200 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
USPS Postmaster, Los Angeles District
Joe.g.Zapata@usps.gov | (323) 586-1201
2. Amazon: When ordering, please consider delivery to the Amazon Locker at Whole Foods on San Vicente – log in to your Amazon account and search for Amazon Locker for more details.
3. Sign up for USPTO Informed Delivery for text and email notifications on postal service packages: Go to usps.com; Click “Quick Tools,” then “Informed Delivery”.
4. Install a video doorbell and motion sensor lighting. Make sure multifamily housing with shared mailbox areas have security cameras and lock boxes for packages. It was a multifamily building, mailbox-area camera that caught a mail theft ring in Brentwood not long ago.
5. Have packages delivered to your office. 
6. Use Fed Ex Delivery Manager or UPS My Choice to track and re-route packages if you won’t be home for a delivery.

Recycling Bins Filled to the Brim

Recycling bins throughout the City are filled to the brim

In the midst of Cyber-Monday and online holiday shopping, we’re finding recycling bins throughout the City filled to the brim with cardboard boxes and packaging. Please help us by breaking down all cardboard boxes and placing them inside your recycling bin. If you have too many to fit, you can stack them next to the bin but they must be flattened and tied with string. Preferably, the bundle should be leaned up against the blue bin facing the street so the driver can see them. Also, any bulky or air-filled recyclable plastic packaging should be deflated before going in the blue bin.

As always, please direct any questions and/or concerns to our 24-hour Customer Care Center at 800-773-2489!

Learn more about recycling lacitysan.org/bluebin

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.

CLICK to learn more about the current Barrington Recreation Center

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.