James R. Bozajian
Occupation: Calabasas City
Councilmember /Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney
I was first elected to the Calabasas
City Council in 1997, and served as Mayor of Calabasas in
1998-99. Previously, the City Council appointed me to two
terms on the Calabasas Community Policing Commission from 1993 to
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in History from UCLA, and graduated from USC Law School. I
have been employed as a prosecutor at the Los Angeles County
District Attorney's Office since 1990. I am currently serving
my ninth term as an elected board member of the Los Angeles County
Association of Deputy District Attorneys, and was president of the
organization in 1996 and 1997.
Calabasas has enjoyed excellent
financial health through good economic times and bad, having posted
budget surpluses every year since incorporation ten years ago.
Through careful management of its fiscal resources, the City Council
has accumulated a reserve fund of approximately $10 million.
With the help of several innovative community policing initiatives,
our city's crime rate has dropped more than 50% in the last six
Calabasas began its existence with
but one neighborhood park. Today the city operates a diverse
array of nine parks and recreational facilities, including the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, Grape Arbor Park, Juan Bautista
de Anza Park, Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, Gates Canyon
Park, and Calabasas Creekside Park.
The City Council established the
Calabasas Municipal Library, and is moving forward with plans to
build the Calabasas Civic Center. The city has worked
cooperatively with community leaders to bring appropriate private
enterprises to the city, including The Commons in Calabasas Park, Gelson's Village in Mulwood, and a newly renovated Old Town.
Perhaps the most important role of
municipal government falls in the area of land use, which
encompasses both controlling growth within Calabasas and combating
projects outside our borders that may adversely impact us. My
position on these issues --- evidenced not only by what I have said
but by my actions as a Councilmember --- remains unchanged. I
am dedicated to preserving our unique environment and quality of
life by guarding against over-development.
I believe in a local government that
deals honestly and openly with its citizens. I believe in not
only accepting direct citizen input, but in actively soliciting such
input. I have enjoyed the privilege of serving on the City
Council for the past four years. I respectfully request your
support so that I may have the honor of serving you again.