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May 08, 2012

Thank You For Your Support

I have decided to withdraw from the Los Angeles Mayoral Race. While everything I’ve learned exploring the possibility has reinforced my view of how much our city needs leadership who will solve problems, it has also reminded me of my responsibilities as a husband and father. My family has been my biggest supporter in this effort, but my ow...

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April 18, 2012

Austin Beutner Drives Mammoth Mountain Invitational

The driving force behind the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and the Mammoth Invitational is someone most Mammothites wouldn’t recognize even if they knocked him over on the slopes. He is Austin Beutner. Read More at Mammoth Mountain Times

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April 10, 2012

60,000 Angelenos Can't Be Wrong

A few weeks ago I shared my concerns about worsening response times in the Los Angeles Fire Department, the impact on the safety of Angelenos, and offered a plan to address the problem. The response from people throughout Los Angeles has been overwhelming -- more than 60,000 have viewed the information we shared. For those keeping score, that's...

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March 26, 2012

Crisis in the LAFD - The Press Takes Notice

Two weeks ago, Austin Beutner started to ask some simple questions about the Los Angeles Fire Department and the answers are troubling. The reaction from City Hall was as expected -- expressions of “outrage” and “surprise,” calls for “audits,” and probably soon enough they’ll try to find someone in the ...

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March 23, 2012

City Maven Radio Hour

Austin Beutner joins journalist Alice M. Walton and political consultant Brendan Huffman on The City Maven Radio Hour. Listen Here.

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March 21, 2012

Crisis in the LAFD - Which Way LA?

What Does the LA Fire Department Have to Hide? (7:00PM) The Los Angeles City Fire Chief Brian Cummings admits he issued misleading statistics on whether his department has been responding to emergency calls in time to save lives. Now he's announced that he's limiting public updates on emergency calls, saying he's acting on advice from City Attor...

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March 20, 2012

This Emergency Needs a Response

Just 12 days ago I challenged Los Angeles City Hall to make public safety a priority. City Hall data showed the Los Angeles Fire Department with a dramatic worsening in response times, getting to an emergency in less than five minutes only 59 percent of the time versus 86 percentin 2008, and against a stated goal of 90 percent. City Hall has si...

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March 19, 2012

Beutner Unearths Troubling Valley LAFD Response Times

Fire crews arrived within five minutes to emergency calls in Encino 15 percent of the time, and to Westchester 38 percent of the time. The National Fire Protection Association's guidelines say departments should reach emergencies within five minutes 90 percent of the time. "If I was in Encino or Westchester, I'd be worried," Beutner said Monda...

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March 19, 2012

Beutner Mayor Campaign Theme: LAFD Response Times

Putting the growing controversy over Fire Department response times at the center of his Los Angeles mayoral campaign, candidate Austin Beutner on Monday called for a citizens task force to look into delays in emergency response and into what he sees as mismanagement of the department. In an online column that he said would be published on the ...

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March 19, 2012

Austin Beutner Aims to Light Fire Under LAFD Response Times

Today, Beutner followed up his initial release, saying residents in some communities are in far more danger than others, and again took aim at three of his mayoral competitors: City Council members Jan Perry and Eric Garcetti, and Controller Wendy Gruel. Fire departments typically gauge response times using a five-minute window, with the goal o...

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