Urgent need for support


    I am writing as a new resident of the Malibu community and as chairman of the Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Clinic located next to the post office on Pacific Coast Highway. I got involved in this organization because of what seemed to be an urgent need for a community whose residents are many times handicapped by a variety of impediments that limit access to a major hospital.

    The Malibu Urgent Care Clinic was about to close when a group of residents got together with some emergency room doctors from St. John’s and from Cedars Sinai hospitals to raise sufficient funds to keep it in operation. Also, we have additionally raised money for new state-of-the-art equipment, technology and more doctors who are providing more extended care and coverage.

    The Malibu Bay Company Development Agreement is a foundation upon which we have been able to attract contributors who have the shared belief that urgent medical care along with current technology is essential to a modern day community. Without the approval of the Development Agreement, our work and the community’s needs will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time.

    We at the Friends of Urgent Care Clinic truly believe that the approval of the Development Agreement is critical to effectuating better health care and can save lives. We hope that in deliberating the Development Agreement, the Planning Commission, the City Council and the voters of Malibu can appreciate the positive contained in this agreement.

    Community needs and medical needs are indelibly linked and we hope our community will be healthy and proud to be the kind of populous who can see the future and act toward that end.

    Michael G. Klein, chairman of the board

    Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Clinic