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Hal Bernson Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. Hal Bernson was a former LA Councilman who led the city to establish historic seismic safety laws during his 24 years on the Los Angeles City Council. He passed away on July 20 at the age of 89.

As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Hal Bernson.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

Hal Bernson was our councilman and an amazing man. I was lucky to work on his earthquake reenactments 3 years in a row in Junior high. We always knew he had our backs and years later his niece would become one of my very best friends that I love so much. For her privacy I won’t name names but being involved taught me so much about how I loved volunteering and giving back to my community. These are lessons we need more of he was a great leader and the valley and LA will miss his spirit and guidance. Thank you Hal
You made buildings safer in Los Angeles and taught us about much needed preparation.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson, who served the northwestern San Fernando Valley for 24 years, has died at the age of 89, City Attorney Mike Feuer said Tuesday. “I knew Hal Bernson for over quarter of a century, having served with him on the City Council,” Feuer said. “His const…

Former LA City Councilmember Hal Bernson has passed away.

I knew Hal for over quarter of a century, having served with him on the City Council. His constituents strongly supported him, and no one in the Council’s history did more to prepare LA for the next major earthquake. My thoughts go out to his wife Robyn and his daughters Nicole and Sarah whom he adored. He will be missed. – Mike Feuer, City Attorney

Saddened to hear about the passing of former LA City Councilmember Hal Bernson. Hal was best known for his no-nonsense approach and leading voice in getting our city prepared for earthquakes.

After the 1971 Sylmar quake, then- Councilmember Bernson pushed for retrofitting thousands of the city’s oldest buildings. The seismic safety paid off and prepared the Valley in the Northridge earthquake. His legacy lives on.

Sending my condolences to his family and loved ones.

“Seismic safety was an issue that most politicians wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole, because it could only alienate building owners,” said former County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “He gravitated toward it like it was a life-and-death issue. And it was”


In his decades of service on the L.A. City Council, Hal Bernson represented and left his mark on the San Fernando Valley. One lasting legacy is the Chatsworth Nature Preserve, which he fought so hard to maintain as open space. My condolences to the Bernson family.


Our local Iconic councilman Hal Berson has passes away. I was lucky enough to work on his earthquake reenactments programs. All of Los Angeles should thank him for a safer LA for all of us because of his work on earthquake safe buildings.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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