Beverly Hills, CA (March 1, 2023) – The Los Angeles County City Selection Committee has unanimously chosen Beverly Hills Councilmember John A. Mirisch to represent the Southwest Corridor Sector of the county on the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency (LACAHSA) board.
Mirisch, who was first elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2009 and served as Mayor in 2013, 2016 and 2019, will begin his term on April 1.
“I’m honored to serve as a founding board member of LACAHSA,” said Councilmember Mirisch. “I’m looking forward to working towards real housing solutions to help real people. Housing is for living in, and affordable housing should not be a tool or Trojan horse for corporations, hedge funds, and speculators to profiteer. LACAHSA represents an important opportunity to create affordable housing without the distraction and distortion of Urban Growth Machine greed.”
SB 679, supported by the Beverly Hills City Council and signed by Governor Newsom into law last year, established LACAHSA to provide for significantly enhanced funding for new affordable housing production and for affordable housing preservation, as well as for safeguarding tenant rights in Los Angeles County.
“As a LACAHSA board member, I intend to fight forcefully for meaningful and actual protections for renters, beyond the lip service of many real estate-backed and dark money funded groups who only purport to care about tenant rights,” added Mirisch.