Long-time Brentwood activist Jackie Raymond was given a special honor by State Assemblyman Mike Feuer, who recognized Jackie for being an all-around model citizen. Raymond has been involved in numerous local causes, with particular time and attention in recent years spent on Brentwood Green, the park built at Brentwood Science Magnet School.
Feuer, who visits the BCC maybe twice a year, went on to discuss a bill he is sponsoring that would require health insurance companies to justify rate increases. He said some of the recent rate increases requested by insurance companies were â€œoutrageous.â€ 34 states have now signed similar bills into law. The vote on this matter will be a squeaker, according to Feuer.
Elizabeth English, head of the Archer School for Girls, provided a preliminary look at an ambitious plan for upgrading the Archer campus. Plans include underground parking, expanded classroom size and a new aquatic/athletic facility.
The school is not asking for any increase in its enrollment size (430 girls) and all programs for minimizing traffic in the area of Sunset and Barrington will remain in place.
This expansion plan will be covered thoroughly in an upcoming issue of the Brentwood News.
Little to no progress has been made on completing the street light at Darlington and San Vicente, it was reported. The city has, at least for now, run out of funds for this project.
Senior Lead Officer Phillip Enbody reported that burglaries in Brentwood were up. High-end bicycles in particular have been a target of late (see related story on recent arrests in this matter).
The WLA division of LAPD hosted a Halloween â€œhaunted houseâ€ which, according to participants, was rather spectacular. Officer Enbody encouraged everyone to visit next Halloween.