Kathryn Wheeler
Because it's Our Mar Vista




Building without sufficient roads, police, water/power, and other important infrastructure components forces a downward trend to the basis of our economic and quality of life for all stakeholders. Everyone, including city officials, need to work together to correct this unnecessary and irresponsible trend.

Home Sweet Home

Homes come in all shapes and sizes within the borders of Mar Vista. Unfortunately, in recent years, it has become harder for them to coexist. Additionally, due to the demolition of RSO apartments, finding affordable housing is even harder. I believe that Mar Vista is ready, willing, and able to join together to find solutions for today's housing needs.


Mar Vista is a safer neighborhood within Los Angeles; yet, in recent months, crime has been increasing at an alarming rate as well as traffic accidents. Whether it be crime, traffic, or earthquake preparedness, safety is an important part of any community. We need to work together to ensure that our city officials provide sufficient safety essentials.

Our Job

-To Work Together-

No one person or committee could keep a community running smoothly. Mar Vista is a thriving community that needs the work and cooperation of all its stakeholders and city officials. Only by listening to one another, and working together, will Mar Vista continue to be the community we love.

Communication is key!

Anonymous ~ "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

The above saying was a favorite of my grandfather's. In fact, my grandparents had it written on a plaque that hung in their breakfast room.

While I have never been able to quote it without crib notes, its truth has stayed with me and has proven invaluable.

My premise is that every Stakeholder cares deeply about Mar Vista; therefore, solutions can be built upon this foundation

by the exchanging of ideas, expressing our concerns, and working together to benefit the entire community.


Ted Turner ~ "The best advice is never to do anything. You'll never get in trouble if you don't do anything. But, on the other hand, you'll never get anywhere either."

This great quote was recently discovered when Turner Classic Movies (TCM) paid tribute to Mr. Turner for creating
TCM that preserved thousands of classic films and shared these treasures with the world.

This truth serves as a reminder that no achievement comes without cost.

Effective communication creates new ideas and solutions. The next step is Action, with a capital "A."
Action produces the desired end product for the issues facing Mar Vista today: resolution.

Hope you'll join me

Mar Vista Park

An ad published on December 5, 1923, part of S. Ravi Tam's book; page 131.


"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." ~ Albert Einstein

Click here to read an excellent book on the history of Mar Vista - Distant Vistas: Exploring the Historic Neighborhood of Mar Vista by S. Ravi Tam.


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