Dear Councilmember Bonin and Mayor Garcetti:
I completely echo the thoughts in the letter from the Venice Stakeholders Association and many others at the Community Open House last Wednesday night. I am willing to support bridge housing and permanent supportive housing when and if such housing:
(1) truly replaces existing encampments throughout Venice and prevents their reestablishment. Without this guarantee, a facility such as proposed is more likely to attract more homeless to Venice, more encampments.
(2) The laws which protect the residents and environment need to be observed, by going through the Coastal Commission, appropriate agencies for zoning changes, and observing CEQA protocols; and
(3) The rest of CD-11 must accept its fair share of this responsibility.
Here is the link to that letter: http://files.constantcontact.com/c052d8bf201/ca53fcd7-762b-47b4-9363-c533e37abe72.pdf
Thank you in advance for your attention.
Eileen Pollack Erickson