March 4, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

VNC Board Meeting for 4/20/2010

VNC

VNC Board Meeting on Tuesday (4/20) Considers Items of Significant Impact to Venice:

The next Board Meeting of the Venice Neighborhood Council will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in the Westminster Elementary School Auditorium – 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (enter from Westchester). The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm – and there is a lot on the agenda! Everyone is welcome – and encouraged to speak on the issues that face Venice!

Support for Use of $2.1 Million from the Venice Surplus Property Fund for Community Projects & Establishment of a Safe Parking Program

LA City Council Member Bill Rosendahl has asked the VNC to support two City Council motions that will use funds reserved for Venice before they can be swept into the city’s General Fund.

Motion one: Utilize almost $700,000 dollars from the Venice Surplus Property Fund for 7 projects. The projects and the amounts are contained in the following motion:
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2010/10-0576_MOT_04-07-10.pdf

Motion two: Allocate almost $1,432,000 from the Venice Surplus Property Fund (and other sources) to establish a Safe Parking Program for Venice and CD-11. You can view this motion at:
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2010/10-0011-S15_MOT_04-07-10.pdf

Council Member Rosendahl has sent a letter explaining both motions which can be viewed at: http://venicenc.org/files/CC_2010_04_15_Rosendahl_Ltr.pdf.

Motion to Oppose Bill that Restricts Coastal Commission’s Review of Overnight Parking Districts in Venice

In another item that could have long term implications for Venice, State Assembly Member Ted Lieu has introduced AB2228, which states:

“Notwithstanding any other law, the City of Los Angeles, regulating overnight parking pursuant to this section, shall not be required to obtain a permit or approval from the California Coastal Commission to establish an overnight parking restriction on public streets by nonresidents between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the Venice coastal zone.”

The VNC will hear a motion opposing this bill on the grounds that it sets a precedent that would allow any local government the ability to prevent Coastal Commission review of local decisions regarding public, coastal-zone parking.

Report on St. Joseph Service Registry Project

Last March the VNC heard a proposal from St. Joseph Center on its plan to establish a “Service Registry” of the homeless population of Venice and we approved a motion supporting their plan.

In August, St. Joseph Center presented an update us on their progress (see http://venicenc.org/files/StJosephCenter_07022009_VCHIP_Presentation.pdf and http://venicenc.org/files/StJosephCenter_07022009_Vulnerability_Index.pdf).

At our meeting on April 20th, representatives from St. Joseph will provide us with a one year update on the Service Registry Project.

Other Items on the Agenda

Three other items on the agenda stand out due to their potential for long term effects in Venice:

Appointment of VNC Representative to Address Parking on Abbot Kinney – this motion seeks to appoint an advocate for parking issues along Abbot Kinney Blvd. Those issues include the limited parking situation for patrons of Abbot Kinney businesses, the use of residential parking by valets operating on Abbot Kinney and the recent increase in Food Trucks that park on Abbot Kinney (and in Abbot Kinney parking lots).

Cyclists’ Bill of Rights – The VNC Board has been asked to approve a list of rights that apply bicyclers. These rights relate to street safety, legal redress when safety is impaired, access to governmental processes that effect cycling and access to public transportation.

Let There Be Light in Venice – The VNC Board will consider a motion to establish a public safety campaign in Venice encouraging stakeholders to purchase and install motion detector lights for the perimeter of their homes and find ways to assist low income people to obtain such lighting.


Related Posts

LA Unified Increasing Vaccinations as it Negotiates With Teachers Union

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Over 40,000 vaccines allotted to LAUSD as teachers union calls for slower return By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles school officials...

Puppy Stolen at Gunpoint Near Venice Beach Boardwalk

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Shepherd puppy stolen over weekend in Venice A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the safe return...

First Baptist Church Of Venice Receives A Black Lives Matter Street Mural: YO! Venice Show – March, 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Amazon Prime Show ‘Bosch’ Hosting Stakeout Event * First Baptist Church...

‘Safe Camping’ at the VA is Open To All Homeless Veterans

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

The “safe camping” program is geared toward getting homeless Veterans off the streets and provides a way to transition from...

Video: Closing Streets to Allow for More Outdoor Dining?

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

A drunk driver recently crashed into a Santa Monica outdoor dining area, bringing attention to a proposal that would close...

Venice Family Clinic Merges With Local Community Health Center

February 23, 2021

February 23, 2021

Local community health centers Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care to merge later this year By Kerry...

Lifeguards Make Over 70 Rescues During Weekend

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Wind swells, inshore holes, warm weather result in buys weekend for lifeguards Summer-esque weather combined with a combination of hazardous...

Sneakers and Stuff Cancels in Store Launch of New Nike: YO! Venice Show – February, 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Sneakers and Stuff Cancels in Store Launch of New Nike *...

Housing Backers Start Facing Post-Pandemic Reality

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The mysterious blindness that apparently affected California’s top legislative housing advocates all through 2020 seems to...

Venice Hotel to Homeless Shelter Sparks Debate

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

The city and Project Home Key are working together to turn the Ramada Inn on Washington Blvd in Venice into...

Asian Woman Verbally Assaulted in Racially Motivated Attack

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

While walking near the intersection of Bundy and Montana an Asian woman was verbally assaulted by a man walking his...

Suspect in Police Chase Runs Across the Marina Freeway

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Police chase weaves across Westside Tuesday. By Toi Creel A police chase that began in Ladera Heights weaved all across...

Volunteers Needed for Venice Cleaning Crew This Weekend

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Chamber in Action Pop-up Cleaning Crew on Washington Boulevard this weekend By Staff Writer Volunteers are needed for pop-up cleaning...

Venice Restaurant Looking to Expand to East

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Great White cafe adding Hancock Park location By Kerry Slater A Venice restaurant is opening a second location in the...

Food Review: Highway Robbery on PCH

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

An unmemorable breakfast burrito at Rockwell Kitchen By Kerry Slater A gourmet food truck on Pacific Coast Highway near the...