Rosendahl said he has instructed his staff to work with the Department of Recreation and Parks on the zip line proposal after it became clear that a United Kingdom company’s plans for a giant Ferris wheel on Venice Beach needed more vetting.
A zip line would provide another additional element of fun and excitement, Rosendahl said, and could generate revenue this summer to help the city maintain restrooms and garbage cans on Venice Beach, which attracts roughly 16 million visitors a year.
Rosendahl said that he has asked Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks to put the zip line proposal on the board’s May 15 meeting agenda to see how the community feels about it.
“It’s two towers and wire across it and they say you fly like a bird,” Rosendahl said. “It’s a simple enough concept and easy enough to put on.”
Rosendahl said he was worried about having basic funds for restroom cleanups and garbage collection on Venice Beach given the