Bennett Kayser, outgoing president of the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns., said last week that he will challenge Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Woo in the April, 1989, election in the 13th District, which includes most of Studio City and part of Sherman Oaks.
Kayser, a homeowner activist in the Echo Park-Silver Lake part of the district, ran unsuccessfully for the seat in the 1985 primary, finishing fifth in a field of six candidates with about 1% of the vote. Woo, running as a slow-growth advocate, defeated Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson in the runoff election.
Since then, Kayser said, he has become better known through his activities with the federation, a coalition of 47 homeowner groups from the Santa Monica Mountains stretching from Mount Washington to Woodland Hills. He formally announced his candidacy after his term as president of the federation expired last Wednesday.
"I've just been very frustrated with Mike Woo's performance," Kayser said in an interview. "He's been just as much a representative of the developers as Peggy Stevenson.