Meet The Candidate Video



James R. Bozajian
Age:     43
Occupation:   Calabasas City Councilmember
                   Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney

I was elected to the Calabasas City Council in 1997, and re-elected in 2001 and 2005.  I have served as Mayor three times.  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 currently serve on the governing boards of the Los Angeles County Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the Calabasas Historical Society, and the California Contract Cities Association.

Calabasas has experienced outstanding financial health throughout its existence.  By prudently managing fiscal resources, the City Council has accumulated an impressive reserve fund of approximately $20 million.  The city has worked cooperatively with community leaders to bring appropriate private enterprises to Calabasas.  With the help of innovative policing initiatives, our city’s crime rate remains low. 

I have consistently demonstrated my dedication to maintaining our unique environment and quality of life by striving to control growth both in and around Calabasas.  I helped lead the successful fights to acquire and preserve Ahmanson Ranch (2003) and Soka University (2005) as public parkland.  I was the primary sponsor of the voter-approved Calabasas Open Space Initiative (2005) and the Calabasas Historic Preservation Ordinance (2008).

Calabasas began its existence with but one park.  Today the city boasts a diverse array of municipal properties, including our new Civic Center along with 10 other recreational facilities.  We have made vast improvements to our roadways 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 providing critical financial support for special programs and adopting creative joint use agreements.  I proudly supported and campaigned for Measure R (1997), Measure E (2004), Measure G (2006), and Measure E (2007) — all of which raised necessary funds to help maintain the excellent quality of our local public school system.

I have enjoyed being a part of the City Council for the past 12 years, during which time I have never missed a meeting and never missed a vote.  I respectfully request your support so that I may have the honor of serving you again. [(818) 878-3945,]




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