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I love the San Fernando Valley. It's where my wife and I are raising our children, where my parents are enjoying their golden years and home to the best people in the nation. It is an honor to serve and a privilege to represent the Valley on the Los Angeles City Council.

Please explore the resources offered on this website and remember that my staff and I, whether based out of my district office in Reseda or at City Hall, are here to serve you above all else. Please feel free to stop by – we are ready to help. Together we will work to achieve our shared goals and create the Los Angeles it should, can, and deserves to be. 

Thank you.

 

BOB BLUMENFIELD

Councilmember, Third District

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    City Council Passes Blumenfield Measure to Create Reliable Funding for Homeless Recovery Pilot

    Providing the right kind of housing at the right time is essential to help unsheltered Angelenos transition from life on the street into a better situation. Often they need help with substance abuse or mental health issues, and providing these services is key to their success. That’s why I launched the successful Tarzana Treatment Centers and Providence Tarzana Medical Center Homeless Housing and Recovery Program (HHRP) program in 2019, to help and house unsheltered people with intake in the Emergency Room. While we can’t let requiring treatment or sobriety be a barrier to housing under federal fair housing rules, finding a good match for housing once someone exits a 30 day program to get sober has proven very challenging.     We have heard from the lived experience of people on the street, including during our Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority 101 freeway pilot that housed 59 people in fall 2020, that people with addiction often want to get clean, but there are too few options for government supported housing that enables them to stay sober once they do. Today the City Council approved my motion to direct the CAO and LAHSA to find a way to fund housing that encourages sobriety to meet this need.    Not all homeless people have addiction issues, but many do. Even under the best of circumstances, recovery from alcohol or drugs is an uphill battle and many people relapse before they succeed. Providing housing they want, which includes a community of like minded people who are trying to get sober, can help them succeed.    My goal is to have an appropriate housing placement available for all unsheltered people in my district, and housing that supports sobriety is one piece of the puzzle we need to solve.
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    Preparing for Climate Change with Fire Resistant Buildings

    Published with the Valley News Group- 3.11.2021 The Woodland Hills and Warner Center community will never forget the devastation of the Woolsey Fire which burned portions of Malibu to the ground. While we are grateful that it didn’t jump the fire line at Topanga, it was a painful reminder for me and others to take action now to prevent devastation of large fires in our neighborhoods. Facing the reality of climate change, fires like Woolsey may become the new normal. While we may hope for the best, we need to plan for the worst. Even before the Woolsey Fire, I was working with experts to make construction more fire-resistant. I first introduced new building standards legislation after the 2014 downtown Da Vinci arson fire that leveled a three-story apartment building under construction. That fire cost $70 million in property damage to nearby buildings, including the adjacent LADWP building. Luckily no lives were lost. In 2018 Supervisor Sheila Kuehl asked me to serve on the County’s Woolsey Fire Task Force with leaders from the Los Angeles Fire Department, LA County, and others to analyze and produce an after-action report with recommendations to make our region safer from inevitable future fires. Among the conclusions of the report is that local governments need to update building codes to “harden the target” in fire prone areas.  I take this recommendation seriously and do not want it to simply sit on the proverbial shelf waiting to say “I told you so” when the next tragedy occurs.  Most don’t know that some areas of LA, like Downtown, already have a higher standard for building materials in case of fires. Labeled “Fire District 1,” this rule proved to be a good model for large, dense, areas no longer isolated to downtown.  It was put in place many years ago before density had really been developed outside of downtown and Hollywood. There is no reason that dense areas in the Valley and around the City shouldn’t now be given the same level of protection as those areas — this is why I put forward a motion to expand Fire District 1 to other areas. While this should be common sense, there are a number of myths and misconceptions regarding my plan to help save lives and property which I’d like to clear up. 
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