Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ALERT: Send Message to Support VSA Resolution to Return to Enforcement of LAMC 41.18

Congratulations. We did it!  

We produced over 90 signatures on our petition to have the Resolution to return to enforcement of the City's "no lying, sitting or sleeping on a sidewalk" ordinance placed directly on the VNC agenda.

Now, we have to support the VNC in voting to approve this ground-breaking resolution.  The Board has to hear from all of you.

Please do three things:

1.  Send an email to that says:  I support the VSA Resolution to reinstate LAMC 41.18.

2.  It is absolutely critical to its passage that you attend the meeting at the Westminster Elementary School auditorium on Tuesday, August 16th.  The resolution will be heard later in the evening, probably after 9 PM.  I know this is a late hour, but if we ever have a chance to turn the clock back to having safe neighborhoods here in Venice, this is it.  We must get this passed by the VNC Board.

3.  Send this request for emails and attendance to all your friends and neighbors in Venice.

If possible, please make a $100 contribution to the VSA.  I have had to retain the counsel of attorney John Henning to prepare a letter to the VNC refuting a position paper submitted to the VNC by Councilman Bonin's deputy Taylor Bazley that gives an erroneous analysis of the Jones Settlement and the question of whether it will be satisfied if the City submits the list of 1,250 units of new permanent supportive housing units to the court. 

The VNC needs the guidance of our legal counsel to support an affirmative vote on the resolution - and the VSA has to pay for this legal counsel. You can donate using PayPal on the right of this page.

And join us at our hosted party on Sunday, August 14, 5-8 pm, to get to know your neighbors and talk more about improving Venice.  If you have not received the invitation send me your name and email address to

Call me if you have any questions at 310 871 6265. 

Many thanks,