VNC Meeting: March 15, 2011



From the Venice Neighborhood Council:

VNC to Consider Changes to Westminster Elementary School Campus and Learn about Proposal to Alter LA City Ordinance that Prohibits Sleeping in Vehicles

The Venice Neighborhood Council will hear from its Education Committee regarding LAUSD’s decision to temporarily allocate four rooms from the Westminster elementary school campus to a charter middle school that is seeking space. The Board will consider a motion brought by parents and activists opposing the co-location of the middle school on Westminster’s campus. LAUSD School Board Member Steve Zimmer (at the meeting to give a presentation on “the state of education in… Venice and Mar Vista”) will listen-in on the discussion, which is expected to draw parents, children, teachers and representatives from Westminster Elementary, other local and charter schools, and LAUSD.

The discussion and motion will be heard at the VNC’s regularly scheduled Board of Officers meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in the Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd. starting at 7:00PM.

In other business, the VNC will hear a presentation from City Council District 11 staff members on possible revisions to LA City Ordinance 85.02 (which prohibits sleeping in vehicles). The revision (expected to be a new ordinance replacing 85.02) is scheduled for a hearing by the City’s Transportation Committee on March 23rd. The presentation, including an update on the Vehicles to Homes contract between Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), will take the form of a report to the Neighborhood Council; no discussion will be heard at the VNC’s March 15th board meeting. Note: Depending on the report and proposed revisions to 85.02, a special meeting of the VNC may be called in advance of the City’s Transportation Committee meeting to hear from the public and to consider motions

Two motions from the VNC’s Land Use and Planning Committee will be considered by the Board; one to approve a beer-and-wine beverage license for Santino’s Restaurant, at 1611 Pacific, and one to approve the legalization and continued use of a 7-unit building at 14 Jib on the Marina Del Rey Peninsula originally constructed in 1975 as 2-unit building with guest rooms.

Additional reports and motions will be heard regarding the City’s budget problems as they relate to Neighborhood Council funding and possible revisions to City procedures for Neighborhood Council elections (aimed at reducing the cost of such elections).

Snacks and coffee will be provided.

A detailed agenda will be posted on the internet at 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, March 15, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Contact: [email protected] or call 310-421-8627