Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting Tuesday June 16th


Due to the Coastal Commissions decision today, this might turn into a very politically charged meeting to attend.

From the VNC:

VNC Board to Decide on Motions From Homelessness and Vehicular Occupancy Committee

The Venice Neighborhood Council Board will vote on eight motions placed on the agenda by its Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness and Vehicular Occupancy at its next Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. These motions include a proposal to call on the Los Angeles City Council to create a Vehicle-to-Housing Transition program, a proposal to increase LA City subsidies for affordable housing, a proposal to create a single-room occupancy facility in Venice to house the most at-risk homeless, and others. The meeting will be held at Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, starting at 7:00pm.
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Taste of the Nation Fundraiser This Sunday, June 14th

Tickets are $125, but go to Venice Beach Wines and pick one up for $100! Venice Beach Wines and Johnnie J will be at the event serving up tasty vittles and wine!

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Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Each year, the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at more than 45 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $70 million

Join in Sunday, June 14th for the 21st Annual Taste of the Nation Los Angeles at the Culver City Media Park.

Coastal Commission Votes No on Over Night Parking Restrictions

Saying that it was not consistent with the coastal act to limit use of the beach to only residents between 2-5 am, and what coastal commissioner Mary Shallenberger said was “not (the coastal commissions) job to be the balance between homeless and residents”, the coastal commission voted against overnight parking regulations in Venice today.

OPD Coastal Commision

Other coastal commissioners thoughts were along the same lines. Ben Hueso said he would “advise the community to use other tools to achieve what they want” and Sara Wan said “serious social issues are not coastal act issues.”

Update: read the LATimes Version by clicking here.

Take the debate to the forums!

Councilman Bill Rosendahl looks on after his speech
OPD Coastal Commision

OPD Coastal Commision