The Venice Stakeholders Association is dedicated to civic improvement. The VSA supports slow growth, protection of the limits of the Venice Local Coastal Specific Plan, neighborhood safety, better traffic circulation, increased parking for residents, neighborhood beautification projects, historic preservation and protection of coastal waters.
BONIN & GARCETTI CLOSE REGISTRATION TO OCTOBER 17 EVENT
They Plan to Confine Venice Residents to Overflow Space While Admitting Activists
from Other Areas
have just learned that – true to form – Garcetti and Bonin have
for the October 17 “Town Hall” regarding the massive homeless shelter
on the MTA Lot, meaning that many Venice residents will be confined to
an outdoor overflow space even as activists from other areas are
Fight Back, Venice has prepared an easy way to protest these dirty tricks. Click on this link and send an email telling Mayor Garcetti and Councilman Bonin to let Venice speak!
Please attend the Town Hall sponsored by the Mayor and Councilman Bonin on October 17th, 6-8PM, at Westminster Elementary School to oppose the proposal to put a shelter for 100 transients at this location in the midst of a residential neighbor, near three preschools and the elementary school. Venice already carries way more than its fair share compared to every other community in the 11th Council District. RSVP to: http://bit.ly.BridgeHomeVeniceTownHall Here's a super video about the proposal and how it compares to other sites under consideration for Bridge Housing, which are all removed from residential areas. My congratulations to Paul Abascal, the producer, on such a professional production.
Friends, we need 100 original signatures to force the VNC to put on their agenda a resolution calling on the city to enforce the law and stop camping on Venice Beach. The Resolution is below. Print it out and get as many signatures as you can and then drop it off to 1615 Andalusia Avenue. We have until this Friday to submit the signatures to the Administrative Committee to get this on the VNC agenda in October. Otherwise, we will slide until November.
Resolution Calling for the City of Los
Angeles to Clear Venice Beach of All Tents and Personal Possessions Every Night
Whereas, the City of Los Angeles’s Municipal Code section 63.44
prohibits any person from engaging in camping on any beach in the City of Los
Angeles, except those few designated for such purposes; and
Whereas, section 63.44 prohibits any person from erecting a
tent, or using or occupying any tent on any beach in the city; and
Whereas, section 63.44 prohibits a person from entering,
remaining, staying or loitering in any park which consists of an ocean area,
beach, or pier between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 o’clock a.m. of the
following day; and
Whereas, section 63.44 states no person shall bring into any
beach park any bulky item without a permit therefor; and 63.44 defines "Bulky Item" as any item that is
too large to fit in one of the City's 60 gallon trash containers with the lid
closed, including, but not limited to, a mattress, couch, chair or other
furniture or appliance; and
Whereas, section 63.44 states that no person shall store personal
property in any Beach Park and further states:
All Stored Personal
Property remaining in any Beach Park after closing may be removed by the
Personal Property placed
in a Beach Park shall be deemed to be Stored Personal Property if it has
not been removed from the Beach Park prior to the daily closure of the
Beach Park. Moving Personal Property to another location in the same
Beach Park or another Beach Park or any other Public Area as defined in
Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 56.11, shall not be considered removing the Personal
Property from the Beach Park.
The City may remove and
discard any non-permitted Bulky Item from a Beach Park without prior
In the event Personal
Property placed in a Beach Park poses an immediate threat to the health or
safety of the public, the City may remove and discard it without prior
Therefore be it resolved, the Venice Neighborhood Council
calls upon the City of Los Angeles to immediately and continually stop all
camping in the Venice Beach Recreation Area (VBRA) pursuant to LAMC 63.44, to
remove all tents throughout the day and night, prohibit all items that exceed
the size limits of LAMC 63.44 from entering the VBRA at any time, and to remove
all personal possessions upon park closure every night.