Traci Park and staff on hand for BCC’s January meeting
By Jeff Hall
It’s a new year and Brentwood Community Council (BCC) held its first meeting of the year on January 10. The Garden Room at Brentwood Presbyterian Church – where BCC meetings are now held on the second Wednesday of each month – was quite packed and the mood was upbeat.
The highlight of the meeting was the arrival of Traci Park, newly elected city councilwoman representing CD11. She said she and her team were doing their best to get on top of things, but asked for a little patience and understanding. There is a big backlog to work through, she said.
Park reported progress with respect to homelessness: With Mayor Bass’s new emergency declaration, coupled with Bass’s new initiative, Inside Safe, approximately 100 unhoused individuals were moved from a tent encampment in Venice to a motel in Inglewood.
Before Park arrived, two members of Park’s new staff introduced themselves to attendees. Gabby Medina is Park’s field director, coming from Joe Buscaino’s office. Former political consultant Sean Silva is now Park’s representative to Westchester and Playa Del Rey.
A field representative to facilitate dialogue between Brentwood and Palisades and Councilwoman Park, Michael Amster, had just been named to Park’s staff but wasn’t in town for this meeting of the BCC.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Brentwood Community Council. An event to mark this milestone is being planned for October 5 at the Brentwood Country Club.