Protect Marina Plastic Surgery Associates from Eminent Domain Bullying!
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Cedars-Sinai Hospital, a $3,300,000,000 in revenue and $415,000,000 in profit behemoth, is hiding behind its technical "non-profit" status and claiming power as a "quasi-governmental" entity in order to use an obscure eminent domain law, break legal leases, circumvent contractual rights, and oust community-serving businesses in Marina Del Rey / Del Rey at 4644 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.
This includes Marina Plastic Surgery Associates and Marina MedSPA, which has served the Westside in this location for 32 years since 1986. Cedars is trying to throw Marina Plastic Surgery and its award-winning plastic and reconstructive surgery practice out on the street, even though Marina has THIRTEEN (13) years left on their lease.
Being tossed out without fair compensation by abusing this eminent domain loophole would mean 36 staff members without jobs with no ability to relocate nearby and no way continue to serve West LA and beach cities patients. Marina Plastic Surgery has consistently been ranked Best of the Westside year after year: Best Plastic Surgeon, Best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Practice, Best MedSPA, and Best Skin Care.
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates contributes to their community, serving generations of local families, employing 20+ single mothers, working on countless pro bono cases, and training dozens of fellows. Dr. Grant Stevens has consistently given back to the local community, having received commendations from the City, County, and the State of California for enthusiastic work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice and service on the Medical Board of California. Outside of Los Angeles, Marina Plastic Surgery partners with a hospital in Uganda to fund their medical staff, cutting maternal mortality in half.
Our goal: continuing to serve our patients on the Westside.
All we are asking is one reasonable thing: for Cedars-Sinai to pay our full moving costs, seeing as they are breaking our lease and not currently offering fair compensation. Eminent domain is a constitutional issue, with a requirement of just compensation.
Thomas Priselac, Cedars-Sinai CEO, who makes $3,750,000+ per year, why won't you fairly compensate Marina Plastic Surgery Associates for ousting them from their legitimate lease using a dubious legal tactic usually used by fat cat capitalists who don't care about the public?
Marc Rapaport, Chair of the Cedars-Sinai Board, multi-millionaire financier, why don't you believe in fair business practices on behalf of the "non-profit" board you chair?
Councilmember Mike Bonin (who represents the area where Marina Plastic Surgery resides), Councilmember Paul Koretz (who represents the area where Cedars-Sinai is headquartered), and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (who represents the area where Marina Plastic Surgery resides), WE, your CONSTITUENTS, are asking for YOUR help!
We are asking that you encourage Cedars-Sinai to provide fair compensation to the neighborhood-serving businesses they are trying to eminent domain and that they are kicking out of legitimate leases. YOU can help this be a fair outcome. WE just want Marina Plastic Surgery Associates to be able to continue to provide top-tier medical care to the Westside of Los Angeles and YOU can help.
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