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:

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

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
Watch the briefing on Facebook



Wednesday, May 29, 2019
3:00 PM 7:00 PM
1663 Butler Ave. L.A., CA 90025

Badge Note from LAPD Sr. Lead Officer Maria Gray

OFFICER Maria Gray Senior Lead Officer for Basic Car 8A13, Brentwood Area Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Division
(310) 444-0744 | 30469@LAPD.ONLINE,
RE: Citizen App
April 11, 2019

We, as Senior Lead Officers, frequently receive calls, emails, and questions regarding police activity going on RIGHT NOW within their neighborhood. Understandably, it can be very frustrating for folks to see officers deployed within their neighborhood, or to see a police helicopter orbiting above and not know what’s going on. Calling the LAPD West LA front desk during these times can be frustrating too because everyone else is essentially doing the same thing. And we, Senior Lead Officers, as most of you should already know, are not here to address issues 24/7.
Therefore, I am very happy to report that there is now a free App that will notify you on your smart phone or similar device of real-time police and fire activity and emergency calls for service within your community.
You may download the Citizen App directly onto your smart phone or device from the App store. Once you have set up the App for your area, you will begin to receive notifications and real-time information on police and fire department activity and calls for service within your immediate neighborhood.
Keep in mind that this app is not associated with the City of Los Angeles of the Los Angeles Police Department in any way. But several of us officers have been using the app and find it to be useful and relatively accurate thus far. We wanted to share this useful tool with all of you.
Copy and paste to view this local news story link for more detailed information about the Citizen App:…/citizen-app-review-iphone-android-los-a…/
Best to you all,

Badge Note: Sr. Lead Officer Maria Gray

note from…
OFFICER Maria Gray
Senior Lead Officer for Basic Car 8A13, Brentwood Area
Los Angeles Police Department
West Los Angeles Division
(310) 444-0744

March 27, 2019

Officers and Detectives cannot reiterate this enough… Please, please, PLEASE, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE FOBS OR KEYS IN YOUR CARS!!!

Our Auto Detectives advise that at present, the West LA average for vehicles stolen from our area, and ultimately recovered, which have the fobs or keys within the vehicle is well over 40%. Nearly HALF!!! In fact, a few weeks ago, we experienced a trend wherein 100% of the cars stolen in a one week period from the West LA Area involved victims who left their fobs or keys within their cars. This is crazy!!

Some of victims are most adamant about not having done so, and yet when we recover the car– often in other parts of the City– the fobs or keys are within the vehicle (mind you, fobs are NOT easy to duplicate).

If you don’t make the foolish habit of doing this, we commend you. But please know that this practice still affects you and your family’s safety. Criminals coming into our community and finding cars to steal (or to break into) with ease only brings more opportunistic criminals roaming our streets.

Keep in mind that these criminals conduct ‘Door Checking’ in which they walk our streets, enter our parking lots and garages and tug on the door handles. If it opens, they know the fobs are likely somewhere in the vehicle. They push the start button and they’re off!! We also need to mention and curtail the poor practice of ‘Tandem Parking’ in which tenants of complexes leave their keys in the car or ‘hidden’ on the tires so that roommates or family members can maneuver around shared or tight parking spaces. The problem is, the criminals know too of this practice all too well. This is particularly prevalent in the South Brentwood areas. Lastly, during the warmer months, criminals KNOW and take advantage of people who leave their keys on their tires when parked at the beach or park or trail head. Don’t do that.

We owe it to each other to live a responsible Big City Smarts kind of life. Brentwood is a beautiful, safe community and sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are still part of a huge metropolis, and all that goes with it.

Message from Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney

Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney

This morning [Jan. 18, 2019] I’m releasing the first in a series of weekly chats entitled Message from Mike. These unscripted video talks will center on the important issues of our time and what we can—and should—be doing to address them.

This week’s message focuses on homelessness, including a very personal story about a homeless woman named Anne who lived on my block, and her journey to being housed and potentially opening a new chapter in her life.
Sometimes the issue of homelessness can seem daunting, even overwhelming. But we can change that. What if we each of us committed to help transform the life of just one person in the new year? And what if we began with people who are homeless? Call it the Just One Person Campaign.

I also discuss some of the many ways our office is helping to tackle our homeless crisis, and emphasize how important it is that every neighborhood join in finding solutions.

In the coming weeks I’ll discuss school safety, environmental protection, criminal justice reform, privacy in the digital age, taking on blight and problem properties and more.

You can watch Message from Mike on our website at as well as on Facebook at



There has been a 71% Increase since 2015 in the number of garbage-related Health Department violations in Brentwood. The properties most affected are the multi-family residential buildings in South Brentwood which are serviced by Athens Services pursuant to a City contract entered into in June 2016.

  1. In order to complain to Athens about the service it is providing to a multi-family building in Brentwood, please contact Athens Field Supervisor Gerardo Garcia at 626-739-8351,
  2. In order to complain to the City about the services Athens is providing to your multi-family building in Brentwood, please contact Lisa Cahill in LA City Councilmen Mike Bonin’s office (CD11) at 310-575-8461 or
  3. In order to have the City pick-up large, bulky items that cannot be place in garbage or recycle bins (e.g., furniture, electronic waste or appliances), please contact MyLA311 by dialing 3-1-1 or 213- 473-3231, sending an e-mail to or submitting a service request online at
  4. In order to report a garbage-related Health Code violation, please contact Udo Nwachuka at the LA County Department Health at 213-351-7896 or “report-a-problem” online at

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