Los Angeles, CA—The Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the Bruce Family’s decision to sell the Bruce’s Beach property back to the County of Los Angeles for nearly $20 million, the estimated value of the property. This decision comes nearly six months after Supervisor Hahn successfully fought to return Bruce’s Beach to the Bruce Family and nearly a century after the property was taken from Willa and Charles Bruce by the City of Manhattan Beach.
“The Bruce Family has informed the County of Los Angeles that they have decided to sell the Bruce’s Beach property back to the County. The seizure of Bruce’s Beach nearly a century ago was an injustice inflicted upon not just Willa and Charles Bruce but generations of their descendants who almost certainly would have been millionaires. I fought to return Bruce’s Beach because I wanted to right this wrong. This fight has always been about what is best for the Bruce family, and they feel what is best for them is selling this property back to the County for nearly $20 million and finally rebuilding the generational wealth they were denied for nearly a century. This is what reparations look like and it is a model that I hope governments across the country will follow.”