Message from MRT, March 2014

Welcome to our March 2014 Newsletter.

As we enter March, nationally designated as Women’s history month, I am pleased to announce our selection of Martin Luther King Community Health Foundation Board Chair Linda Griego and Board Member Candace Bond McKeever as the Second Supervisorial District’s Women of the Year. Both women are being honored for their outstanding work as advocates for better healthcare, their philanthropy and community service. Read more about them below.

On a different note, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday took action earlier this month with regard to the Sheriff’s department We have asked for a comprehensive study the probes the idea of having a civilian body to monitor the department. I believe instituting civilian oversight of the agency is imperative, as it is abundantly clear that the department cannot police itself. Partnership and oversight with and by citizens is crucial.

Each month we know you look forward to learning more about architectural gems in the Second Supervisorial District. This month in our architecture feature, we highlight The Reserve, a former U.S. Post Office facility, now known for sustainable reuse. The Reserve is a 20-acre site situated at the edge of restored wetlands and wildlife preserve in Playa Vista. Read more in this month’s newsletter.

As always, thank you for your attention. I look forward to seeing you again in April, and in the meantime, enjoy Women’s history month.

With hope,