Posted on 01/27/2017

Seven-member panel will help guide the process of developing new housing for homeless Angelenos over the next decade.

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced four appointees to the HHH Citizens Oversight Committee, an administrative council that will play a vital role in developing housing for homeless Angelenos funded through a bond measure approved by L.A. voters.

The Mayor’s appointees are Kerry Morrison, David Ambroz, Miguel Santana, and Beatrice Hsu. The other three members of the Citizens Oversight Committee have been appointed by the City Council: Blair Besten, Tiffany Boyd, and Tunua Thrash-Ntuk.

“Angelenos approved Prop. HHH because residents want to take part in ending our homelessness crisis,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The measure was designed to give everyone in our City the opportunity to have a say in how and where dollars are spent and housing is built. The Citizen’s Oversight Committee is made up of thoughtful, dedicated people with the integrity to help guide that process — and to make sure resources are allocated equitably and transparently. We’re building a great team that can be counted on to keep the best interests of our people and L.A.’s neighborhoods at heart.”

Last November, Angelenos approved the Homelessness Reduction and Prevention, Housing, and Facilities Bond (Proposition HHH), authorizing the City to issue up to $1.2 billion in general obligation bonds for up to 10,000 units of housing and support facilities for unsheltered Angelenos over the next 10 years.  

The Citizen’s Oversight Committee will provide input, review plans, and make recommendations on bond proceed expenditures and proposed projects to the Proposition HHH Administrative Oversight Committee — which will be comprised of members of Offices of the Mayor, the City Administrative Officer, and the City Legislative Analyst.

Morrison currently serves as the Executive Director for the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance. She was a Commissioner at the Los Angeles Homeless Services (LAHSA) from 2011-2016. She is also on the board for the United Way Home for Good Business Leaders Task Force, and for The Center at Blessed Sacrament.  

Ambroz is the Director of Corporate Citizenship & Social Responsibility at Disney. He also serves as the President of the Citywide Planning Commission.

Santana served as the City’s Administrative Officer and recently left the City to lead the Los Angeles County Fair Association. He helped lead the City in assembling its comprehensive Homelessness Strategy Report. 

Bea Hsu is Senior Vice President for Development at Brookfield Properties, responsible for Brookfield’s multifamily development activities on the west coast. She is a member of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, a former Vice Chair of the City of Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Larchmont Charter Schools. She is a member of the Planning Program Advisory Board of the University Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.