Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents the 11th District which includes Brentwood, took time on Sunday to stop by the annual Brentwood Homeowners Association picnic Continue reading
A seemingly innocuous yet divisive issue continues to raise tempers in Brentwood. A stop sign installed nearly two years ago at Bundy Drive and Mayfield Avenue in south Brentwood at the request of neighboring residents in still in place despite many in the community thinking it causes an unnecessary stall in traffic flow on a main artery.
The sign was installed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation at the request of neighbors who felt cars were speeding up and down Bundy at unsafe speeds. The DOT applied their standard litmus tests and determined the installation was warranted. Unfortunately, the result was a considerable peak-hour back-up for northbound vehicles. Residents in Brentwood use Bundy as a conduit to Santa Monica and the 10 freeway.
The final bit of asphalt replacement along Sunset Blvd was completed last weekend, from Church Lane to Barrington Place. Brentwood thoroughfares and residential streets have been getting long overdue attention from the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, thanks to tenacious encouragement from the Brentwood Homeowners Association and the Councilman’s office.
A new and improved bus stop has appeared on Barrington Place just south of Chayote Street in Barrington Village. Three metered parking places were removed to make way for the Big Blue Bus stop. While removing the parking may seem ill-advised in area without an abundance, this should smooth northbound traffic flow in an often congested area.
Council District 11 representative Mike Bonin, serving an area from Brentwood to Mar Vista to Venice, introduced a motion today, in conjunction with fellow councilman Herb Wesson (District 10), that would regulate the short-term rental housing industry in Los Angeles.
Under the draft, short-term rentals would be allowed if the owner of the home is the primary resident, ruling out the purchase of homes as businesses strictly for short-term rental income.
For a full text of the motion, see this link: Bonin_Short_Term_Rental_Motion_2015.