June 18, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Residents of Venice: Take Your City Back

Tomorrow night, Councilman Bill Rosendahl is holding a Town Hall forum to discuss homeless issues in the 11th Council District.

I Love Venice

You need to be there to have your voice heard.
You need to bring your neighbors to have their voices heard.

This is not a fight against the homeless. This is not a class war. This is a fight against the unchecked and unregulated influence of the social service industry in Venice, which by necessity fights to maintain and enable a large population of homeless in Venice to the detriment of the community at large.

Many of the social service businesses of Venice will lose tons of grant money if they can’t keep Venice full of “clients” aka “The Homeless” aka “the statistics they get grant money from”. For this reason, they will be very organized and vocal. They will make sure they fill seats to tell the politicians that this is simply gentrification and “developer” residents hate the poor. Sorry social service lobbyists: issues of safety are not issues of gentrification. Residents should be able to have safe streets, even if it means you won’t be able to expand and grow your businesses.

These small but politically well connected special interest groups have been representing themselves as “The Voice of Venice” to politicians. It is time to show the politicians that Venice is tired of the social service industry running this town into the ground and actively lobbying to keep a disproportionate population of homeless in Venice for their own needs and agenda.

We need to put the social service industry lobby in check, and stop letting them use the misery of others (both the homeless and residents) to run their businesses.

About the Town Hall forum:

The session will include a series of presentations on ongoing and new efforts to prevent people from living on the streets or in their vehicles. Those efforts include law enforcement strategies, parking enforcement and the “Streets to Homes” program.

Rosendahl will moderate the session, which will include questions from the audience to officials from the Los Angeles Police Department, the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which will manage the “Streets to Homes” program. The program will provide safe parking places and case management to eligible vehicle dwellers.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl, 11th District
Los Angeles Police Department representatives
Los Angeles City Attorney representatives
Los Angeles Department of Transportation representatives
Michael Arnold, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

September 23, 2010. 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Westminster Elementary School
1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291-3312

Related Posts

Venice Neighborhood Council Election Results

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Check back next week for more coverage of the 2021 Venice Neighborhood Council election when the official results are published....

Marina del Rey Dentist Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patients

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Emad Fathy Moawad accused for incidents between 2013 and 2018 By Chad Winthrop A Marina del Rey dentist has been...

KazuNori Opens in Marina del Rey

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

24-seat hand roll counter at the Broadwalk Marina del Rey at Pier 44 By Kerry Slater Popular hand roll bar...

Councilmember Mike Bonin Served Recall Papers

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

Bonin served recall papers Tuesday, over 27,000 signatures must be obtained from constituents  By Sam Catanzaro “Our streets have become...

St. Bernard Senior Chloe Jackson Leads the League in Community Service

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Chloe Jackson has been giving back to her community for as long as she can remember. The St. Bernard High...

Edify TV: Closing Expo Line Bike Path Gap?

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Plans are in the works to close a frustrating gap in the Expo Line Bike Path. Learn more in this...

Sheriff Villanueva’s Plan to Clear Boardwalk Encampments Divides Venice Organizations

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Plan to clear Boardwalk by Fourth of July met with applause, condemnation By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex...

Edify TV: Westside Vandalism Suspect Arrested

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of Westside vandalisms in West L.A., including at a local...

Homeless Man Arrested On Boardwalk After Assault on Senior Street Performer: YO! Venice Show – June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Homeless Man Arrested On Boardwalk After Assault on Senior Street Performer...

Venice Boardwalk Development Appeal Hearing Postponed

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Appeal hearing for mixed development at 811-815 Ocean Front Walk pushed back to August By Chad Winthrop An appeal hearing...

Wood Framing Complete For Mar Vista Affordable Housing Project

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Vista Ballona development expected to be completed later this year with 50 units of affordable housing  By Toi Creel Wood...

Venice Boardwalk Encampment Resident Arrested for Violent Attack Against Elderly Performer

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

LAPD announce the arrest of 45-year-old Macio Harger By Sam Catanzaro Police have arrested a homeless man for the violent...