From Councilman Bill Rosendahl:
August 9, 2012
ATTN: Commissioners of the Board of Public Works
RE: Letter of Support for the Venice Zip Line
I am writing to respectfully request you deny the appeal and approve the issuance of the Local Coastal Development Permit (CDP) 12-03 in connection with the Venice Zip Line Project.
During this economic crisis, all City departments have had to learn to do more with less. Permitting the Venice Zip Line would be a wonderful opportunity for a private-public partnership that could generate some much needed revenue for Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks to maintain Venice Beach. If approved, the Zip Line would be permitted for a three month trial period which will allow the City to assess whether there are traffic, noise or other issues attributed to this project.
I have requested the majority of the revenue collected by Recreation and Parks to go directly to Venice Beach for improved maintenance operations at the restrooms and boardwalk. I believe the Venice Zip Line will minimize the impact of the current budget on Venice Beach.
This project has my support because businesses and residents have expressed a need for additional maintenance at the Venice Beach Recreation Center.
Councilmember, 11th District