Protect Public Safety: Stop Them from Closing the Marina Sheriff’s Station

Left: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Right: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Dear Neighbor:

On Monday, May 4th, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced plans to close the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station as of July 1st due to budget restrictions imposed on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by the Board of Supervisors. As you may know, this is the station that serves unincorporated areas of the County including Ladera Heights, View Park, Windsor Hills, and Marina del Rey.

In response, Ladera Heights Civic Association, United Homeowners’ Association II, and ViewPark.org are, among other things, collecting signatures for our joint petition to encourage the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors to rethink this irresponsible decision that will adversely impact our community.

It is clear that the station’s closure will increase response times and reduce patrol unit presence in our community, while the amount of cost savings from closing this station represents only a small fraction of the total budget deficit facing the Sheriff’s Department. At a time when we need a station in close proximity to our community, it is telling that we are instead battling to maintain a station several miles away in an adjacent community.

Closing Marina del Rey and Altadena Sheriff’s Stations would save the Department 0.03%

It is important for Sheriff Villanueva and other County officials to hear directly from their impacted constituents, so we strongly encourage you to personally express your concerns about this poor public safety decision by contacting them directly.

If you agree that closing our Sheriff’s Station is unacceptable and will adversely impact your safety, property value, and quality of life, please do these two steps:

If you would prefer to call to voice your displeasure instead, here are the numbers: Sheriff Villanueva: (213) 229-1850 and the LA County Board of Supervisors: (213) 974-2222

These unexpected efforts will continue to take an enormous amount of time and resources. We ask that if this is a cause you feel strongly about and have the resources to give, please make a contribution to the LHCA to help us win this fight.

In the coming days, we will be sharing a collective response and community strategy. In the meantime, thank you for your support and concern, and please know that we continue to work and advocate for the best interests of our community.

2020 LHCA Board



David Oliver

1st Vice President

Brian Hale, Sr.

2nd Vice President

James Blake Wilson, Jr.


Dominique Nasr-Thompson


Ron Woods

Assistant Treasurer

Rick Aldridge

Ronni Cooper
Ran Craycraft
Alma Fowlkes
Stewart L. Gilbert
Ruth Lawrence
John McWhirter
Treva Miller
Florence Ochi

2020 LHCA Advisors


Lisa Flenoury
Sandy Goldsmith
Miles Paschal Griffith
Dorothy Harris
Tracie Tabor Lyons
Olivia Patterson Ryans

5357 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045


Ladera Heights Civic Association

Tel: 323-229-3246

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