From the Venice Neighborhood Council:
The Venice Neighborhood Council Board of Officers will hear a report on the impact of a recent court ruling striking down parts of the City’s ordinance (LAMC 42.15) regulating activities on Venice’s Ocean Front Walk. The court ruled that the lottery system used for granting permits to performers and sellers violates the 1st Amendment. Also struck down was a rule barring the use of musical instruments or amplified sound between 9AM and sunset in designated areas.
The report will be made at the VNC’s regularly scheduled Board of Officers meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. starting at 7:00PM.
In addition to hearing the report, the Board will decide on three recommendations that would affect activities on the boardwalk.
One motion recommends that more time be allowed after sunset to tear down and vacate a designated space; another suggests that a regulation governing use according to type of activity be simplified. In a separate motion, a stakeholder asks for increased regulation of dogs in the area.
Also on the Board’s agenda is a report from Dr. Elsa Mendoza, Principal of Venice High on the status of the school and on ways the community can become involved in the school’s plan for improvement and growth. In other business, the Board will hear a motion recommending that several regional pickup sites be reinstated for the City’s Winter Shelter program (which provides shelter for people experiencing homelessness).
Snacks and coffee will be provided.
A detailed agenda will be posted on the internet at www.VeniceNC.org and at posting places in the community.
There is no charge for this event. It is open to the public. Comments are encouraged.
What: Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Where: Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd (enter from Westminster)
When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM