Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

City Council Member David Ryu Meets and Greets Wilshire Homeowners’ Alliance

City Council Member David Ryu with presidents of local neighborhood associations
City Council Member David Ryu with presidents of Wilshire-area neighborhood associations

City Council District 4 Representative David Ryu attended a gathering hosted by the Wilshire Homeowners’ Alliance last night, giving him the opportunity to meet, greet and chat casually with leaders of 12 area neighborhood associations.

The Wilshire Homeowners’ Alliance (WHA), a pre-cursor to groups such as the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, was formed in 1978 to represent area residents in negotiations with developers and the city of Los Angeles.  The group is still active, with members from 12 Wilshire-area neighborhoods, including Brookside, Citrus Square, Fremont Place, Hancock Park, La Brea-Hancock, Larchmont Village, Ridgewood-Wilton, St. Andrews Square, Sycamore Square, Wilshire Park, Windsor Square and Windsor Village.  About 60 presidents and board members of those associations attended last night’s event.

City Council District 4 Member David Ryu with Brookside President Owen Smith and CD4 Field Deputy Nikki Ezhari
City Council District 4 Member David Ryu with Brookside President Owen Smith and CD4 Field Deputy Nikki Ezhari

Mr. Ryu, who was elected earlier this year to replace longtime City Council Member Tom La Bonge,  was introduced by WHA President John Welborne and Secretary John Gresham. In his opening remarks, Ryu stressed his dedication to our district’s neighborhoods and their grass roots concerns.  “I ran (my campaign) on neighborhoods,” he said, “and I’m going to continue working on neighborhoods.”  He said “If I do my job right, you won’t call me a politician, you’ll call me a public servant.”

Ryu also introduced several members of his new staff, including Chief of staff Sarah Dussault, Field Deputies Nikki Ezhari and Catherine Landers, and Chief of Land Use Planning Renee Weitzer.  But most of the evening was spent in more casual conversations with the attendees, who are concerned about issues such as development, densification, teardowns in historic neighborhoods and mansionization.

To collect even more input from area residents, Mr. Ryu’s office has launched a new survey seeking input from all constituents of CD4.  You can find and complete the survey at

City Council District 4 Main Office
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Room 425
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 473-7004
           (213) 485-3337
Fax: (213) 624-7810
[email protected]

City Council District 4 Hollywood Office
6501 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 957-6415
Fax: (323) 957-6477

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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