Sunday, January 10, 2016

ALERT: Please Oppose Storage Facitily at Westminster Senior Center

Venice Neighborhood Council to Consider Converting Senior Center to Homeless Storage/Services Facility

Please send an email opposing the use of the Westminster Senior Center on Pacific Avenue as a homeless storage and services facility.

The message should be sent to: 

with copies to: and

Suggested message:

I oppose the use of the Westminster Senior Center as a storage facility and homeless services center.

The Center is across the street from an elementary school, increasing the danger to school children from transients, and right near many residences.  The park area surrounding the Center has already been a serious nuisance and crime generator for nearby residents when camping was allowed there.  The provision of storage and services to the homeless will just attract more transients to the area and to Venice and enable them to more easily live in our community.  Any storage facilities, which are of questionable value in getting homeless persons off the street, should be located away from residential areas and should draw transients away from our community, not to it.

I urge you to vote NO on this proposal.