LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a motion authored by Chair Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn that will return Bruce’s Beach to the great grandsons of Charles and Willa Bruce. Chair Holly J. Mitchell released the following statement in anticipation of the vote that will take place at the Tuesday, June 28 public meeting of the Board of Supervisors:
“This land should have never been taken from the Bruce family over 90 years ago. Now, we are on the precipice of redemption and justice that is long overdue. I am proud to author this motion with Supervisor Hahn. Getting to this point has required sacrifices from the Bruce family that can never be repaid, it has taken a global coalition of activists who have fought for years to bring justice to the Bruce family, and has required support from the State with the passage of Senate Bill 796 to allow the County to legally be able to return the land. The County has done its due diligence to confirm the legal heirs and engage them in reaching an agreement for returning the land. The directives in this motion make the return of the land to the Bruce family heirs possible and will allow the Bruce family to realize the generational wealth previously denied them. Although we cannot change the past, we have a responsibility to learn from it and to do what is right today. Now it is on the County to get this done. I look forward to standing with my colleagues on the right side of history.”
To read the full motion that will be voted on at the Tuesday, June 28, 2022 public meeting of the Board of Supervisors click here.