Meet the Candidates Video

James R. Bozajian
Age: 39
Occupation: Calabasas City Councilmember
                 Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney

I was elected to the Calabasas City Council in 1997, re-elected in 2001, and have served twice as
Mayor.  Previously, the City Council appointed me to two terms on the Calabasas Community
Policing Commission from 1993 to 1997.

I received a Bachelor of Arts 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 13th term as an elected board member of the Los Angeles
County Association of Deputy District Attorneys, and was President in 1996 and 1997.

Calabasas has enjoyed excellent financial health throughout its existence.  By prudently
managing fiscal resources, the City Council has accumulated an impressive reserve fund of more
than $15 million.  With the help of innovative community policing initiatives, our city's crime
rate remains low.

I have consistently demonstrated my dedication to preserving our unique environment and quality
of life by striving to control growth both in and around Calabasas.  I helped lead the successful
fight against the Ahmanson Ranch development in 2003.  The City Council has purchased
hundreds of acres of strategically located property for designation as permanent open space.

Calabasas began its existence with but one neighborhood park.  Today the city boasts a diverse
array of 10 parks and recreational facilities.  We have made vast improvements to our roadways
in order to alleviate traffic congestion and beautify our neighborhoods.  The city also operates a
growing network of shuttles and trolleys to provide better public transportation services.

The City Council has forged a strong relationship with the Las Virgenes Unified School District
by establishing an Education Commission and an Education Fund, and by adopting creative joint
use programs.  I proudly supported and campaigned for Measure R in 1997 and Measure E in
2004, both of which raised necessary funds to help maintain the outstanding quality of our public
school system.

The city has worked cooperatively with community leaders to bring appropriate private
enterprises to Calabasas, including The Commons, Gelson's Village, and Creekside Village.
With the recent acquisition of an $8.2 million grant for the construction of a new library, the City
Council is moving forward with plans to build the Calabasas Civic Center.

I have enjoyed being a part of the City Council for the past eight years.  I respectfully request
your support so that I may have the honor of serving you again. [(818) 878-3945,


City of Calabasas 2017