June 16, 2009
November 10, 2011
The homeless advocates are blasting away on the VSA lawsuit subject on a patch thread, here is that link http://venice.patch.com/articl…..nforcement
I copied Deborah Lashever’s comment from the patch link:
There are NOT more of your followers than of us! That is a total and complete lie, just like the one Ira told for you at the last VNC meeting. The "100 letters" that Ira stated he recieved from your camp at the VNC meeting…turned out to be only 22. (I have copies of each of them straight from the secretary of the VNC if you'd like to count yourself.) And every one was merely your letter that you emailed to them posted 22 times by your followers--they didn't even take enough interest to write their own! And they didn't even care enough to come to the meeting! You only had 3 people there--and one left early and one was the attorney you pay! We had 24 individuals who spoke from many varied and different organizations and affiliations--not just your one small organization--and many more who supported who didn't comment officially….and we ALL stayed through the whole 3 hour meeting!
Looks like your support is dwindling, actually. Maybe your followers are wising up and think you are going too far lately and being just too much of a bully. Maybe they don't want the rioting and violence in Venice that they have on Skid Row as they "clean up" the area with police brutality and constant harrassing.”
Deborah is a local AK business owner and a homeless advocate that shows up to the VNC meetings with a group of 6 – 15 homeless and homeless advocates. They are very vocal and they have a clear majority representation at the VNC meetings. So the VNC sees and hears this group and can believe that they represent the majority view of the Venice residents.
The VNC in response to the VSA’s lawsuit threat has a new solution to the Venice homeless problem. The VNC has sent an email to the city proposing to allow over night camping at the Rose and Boardwalk parking lots. This is the VNC’s solution to the Venice homeless problem.
We need to get involved to clean up Venice. It is easy. You can have a huge impact. All you have to do is walk away from the computer one night a month and voice your concern at the VNC meetings. We need your support.
The VSA is the only organization that is having a political impact and is making progress for a better Venice. The VSA has legal expenses and does not have a large corporate sponsor. The VSA is funded by regular Venice citizens. Please donate to the VSA, your donation has a direct impact in Venice , here is the VSA link http://www.venicestakeholdersa…..ation.org/
July 27, 2010
vortex, is this true?
The VNC has sent an email to the city proposing to allow over night camping at the Rose and Boardwalk parking lots.
who sent the letter and when?
isnt this something that needs to be on the agenda? the brown act…?
if so this is real good info for the upcoming election
November 10, 2011
September 21, 2010
Venice Vortex said
FF yes it is true that the VNC is purposing that over night camping be allowed at the Rose and Baordwalk parking lot. The email was originally sent by Barbara Peck and than a follow up email was sent by VNC president Linda Lucks.
IF this is true, they must be out of thier minds.
For one thing, opening a campground really is development and would require a coastal development permit and an EIR, which would never be acceptable for a public park.
October 24, 2008
This is what Barbara Peck suggested and which Linda Lucks endorsed: "As an interim solution, I would like to propose that we set aside an area at Venice beach (Rose Avenue parking lot, for example) where homeless people can camp at night from the hours of 9:00 pm to 6:00 am and use the restrooms that are already available in that location. I would also like to suggest that the city provide a large container that would allow people to store their belongings on a 24 hour basis, if necessary. "
As soon as streets in Hancock Park and Pacific Palisades start hosting campgrounds and squalor hat checks, maybe Venice can consider something like this.
Barbara Peck is a tent city advocate and Linda Lucks doesn't even live inVenice anymore so she's probably out of touch with what we are dealing with on a daily basis. Creating a campground like this at Rose and OFW would CONDEMN the property around it. Lucks knows she'll be voted out of office this fall and it sounds like she's trying to destroy as much progress as possible on her way out.
Nonetheless, the city needs to hear from all of us that we don't support Lucks' bonkers idea to condemn streets in Venice. It matters whether you write a letter in opposition. Please write in to ask Linda to uncategorically retract her support and please voice your opposition to nonsense like this in our beautiful and improving neighborhood:
July 27, 2010
wow, its true, rust never sleeps…
we already had this fight many times, most recently during the road map to homes fiasco, and they are bringing it back?
clearly the people have spoken…"Not in residential neighborhoods, not beachfront either"
and as VSA is currently fighting for… equally throughout CD11
this is why nothing gets done, we keep fighting over the same issues, sometime they are identical, sometimes they are repackaged
people dont have time to attend meeting after meeting after meeting, to be called heartless or hater, when all we want is a clean and safe venice, we have to fight the city for this, really?
BR said during his press release on his battle with cancer
“Most especially, we are going to build affordable housing and provide services and housing to the homeless.”
Is this what we are going to get if he gets reelected?
do the two go together?