About the Organization
The Studio City Residents Association (SCRA) is an all-volunteer membership organization whose goal it is to help protect and enhance the quality of life in Studio City. The SCRA is the only organization in Studio City to be solely dedicated to working on behalf of its residents, who are homeowners, condo owners or renters. The SCRA also endeavors to provide a platform for the interests, concerns and passions of its members when it comes to quality of life issues in Studio City. The SCRA currently has 1,400 households as members, representing an estimated 2,500 constituents.
As such, the SCRA is an advocate for Studio City.
The SCRA is registered as a not-for-profit corporation as of September 1977. Its articles of incorporation confirm that the specific and primary purpose of the SCRA is the education of its membership on issues that affect their property and well being and to inform public officials and departments of its members’ perspectives on those issues.
SCRA volunteers attend hearings, meet with local elected officials, distribute breaking news on issues impacting residents, produce a monthly community newsletter and carry out many other activities on behalf of its members. The SCRA is proud to have created and launched two separate non-profit organizations that remain its sister associations: Studio City Beautification Association and Save Los Angeles River Open Space.
The SCRA is highly engaged in areas of importance to its members including:
· The SCRA is proud to bring the community the highly successful weekly Studio City Farmers Market, which the SCRA co-manages along with the Studio City Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The market is organized as a Mutual Benefit Corporation whose purpose is to build, strengthen and maintain the Studio City Community by promotion and support of community programs and events.
· The Studio City Beautification Association (SCBA), one of the SCRA sister organizations and funded in great part by the SCRA, is responsible for landscaping medians, maintaining the landscaping and planting street trees in certain areas in the community. Save LA River Open Space, formally known as Save Studio City Golf and Tennis, a SCRA sister organization, remains committed to preserving the Weddington Golf & Tennis facility with grants from the SCRA, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Studio City Neighborhood Council and other local organizations.
· The SCRA is active on key land use and development issues that impact the community, such as the proposed development at the MTA/Universal site
· The SCRA leads and supports a number of celebratory events in the community and serves as the producer of the annual "Winter Family Festival + Taste of the Holidays"