For Immediate Release
January 13, 2020
Keith Sterling, City of Beverly Hills, (714) 600-0952
Lisa Marie Belsanti, City of West Hollywood, (323) 513-7861
Joint Statement from City of Beverly Hills and City of West Hollywood
Regarding 'Log Cabin' Property on N. Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA / West Hollywood, CA - The City of Beverly Hills and the City of West Hollywood are in discussions to determine a shared approach to the current uses at the 'Log Cabin' property, located at 621 N. Robertson Boulevard.
Located in the City of West Hollywood, the property is owned by the City of Beverly Hills. Through a recent audit of its property inventory, the City of Beverly Hills discovered there is no lease in place with the building's current tenant, the Lions Club. In addition, a contractor walked the property and found portions of the building in poor condition.
The property has, for many years, served as a gathering location for recovery meetings.
"Tens of thousands of people have been helped by the 12-step meetings at the Log Cabin on N. Robertson Boulevard over the past four decades; these meetings are a vital resource for the West Hollywood and greater Los Angeles sober community," said West Hollywood Mayor John D'Amico. "The City of West Hollywood is committed to preserving the availability of addiction recovery support group space and will work with our neighbors in the City of Beverly Hills to explore all available options."
"We are committed to continued availability of services. This space serves a significant and valuable role for the recovery community and we will examine all potential options," said West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo.
"Both cities recognize the important work that has occurred at the site and the countless lives that have been changed for the better," said Beverly Hills City Manager George Chavez. "Our concern is the safety of those within the building."
The City of West Hollywood is anticipated to conduct its own audit of the building's conditions in the coming days. In the meantime, the City of Beverly Hills has offered to provide alternative meeting locations for the Lions Club and other organizations that utilize the facility and the City of West Hollywood is exploring options that support the ongoing use and the availability of community and recovery meetings.
The City of Beverly Hills and the City of West Hollywood will provide updates as discussions progress.
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