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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Comments — 21 April 2018

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Darryl DuFay
… There is no such thing as a government “temporary” program.
Success of the present encampment clean-up program!  6,000 pending requests.
http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=0ac1b9d5-15f5-427f-a576-4b785af4dbeb

… The LA Times Editorial board speaks out on Garcetti’s homeless proposal.
http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=95b221a7-ee6d-4f23-b2de-582475d9e3f0

… Garrcetti’s Growth and Change
http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=5e70571c-8cab-4ba8-ac86-a1d08aeee082

… LA is out of reach for many.
http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=b047dbf3-f4fc-4d6c-b448-b7f3da93ae66

… This the 14th “Without A Home” LA Times article.  This is on the “health” concerns for the homeless.  It also touches on the major problem of the “unwilling” to use homeless housing and services that become available.
http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=b1c1ef0a-27e0-43ee-bd6e-f033fc7a2aff

… LA Times Editorial page, A12.  The issue of building housing near transit is not going away.  The LA Times just wants a more locally designed suicidal pact.
http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=b834199b-f54e-4656-84c5-c5957f573b90

…”Inclusionary zoning requires or encourages developers to reserve a portion of the housing units in their project for low- income residents as a condition of project approval.”
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2018/18-0315_mot_04-11-2018.pdf

Here is a little news on how they are approaching/reproaching Home Sharing in Japan.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-airbnb/in-japan-new-rules-may-leave-home-sharing-industry-out-in-the-cold-idUSKBN1HU06C

Chris Cerbo
California plan linking new housing to public transit rejected by state lawmakers
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-big-housing-bill-dies-20180417-story.html

Coalition to Preserve LA
SB 827, the neighborhood-killing bill, is dead.  Thank you!

Alexandra Jamison
… The road diet is hitting a wall in many cities and is referred to as Bikelash.
Of course, LA wasn’t one of the cities mentioned; though all the issues were the same…
https://www.wsj.com/articles/creating-bike-lanes-isnt-easy-just-ask-baltimore-or-boulder-or-seattle-1524043800

… A homeless shelter is coming to Billionaires’ Row
The rich and famous who inhabit Gotham’s storied “Billionaires’ Row” will soon have some less well-heeled neighbors following the city’s approval of a 140-bed homeless shelter near Columbus Circle.
https://nypost.com/2018/04/19/a-homeless-shelter-is-coming-to-billionaires-row/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

Preserve LA Says “No” to SB 828
SB 828, another WienerWorld bill, is up for a VOTE next Tuesday, April 24 in Sacramento. This bill again attempts to undermine local planning decisions with a one-size-fits all approach.

This bill would unrealistically increase “RHNA” (the required number of apartment buildings the state expects each city to build) by 200%, that can’t possibly be met by local governments.

City leaders know better than legislators what is needed for equity, quality of life, long-term infrastructure and sustainability.

Coalition to Preserve LA Says “No” to SB 828
SB 828, another WienerWorld bill, is up for a VOTE next Tuesday, April 24 in Sacramento. This bill again attempts to undermine local planning decisions with a one-size-fits all approach.

This bill would unrealistically increase “RHNA” (the required number of apartment buildings the state expects each city to build) by 200%, that can’t possibly be met by local governments.

City leaders know better than legislators what is needed for equity, quality of life, long-term infrastructure and sustainability.

Reta Moser
The 3-acre abandoned Metro Site on Pacific at Sunset is getting ready to talk with neighbors.  This from Metro:  staff will soon be initiating a community engagement and visioning process for this three-acre property located in the heart of Venice. In the meantime environmental assessment is underway to ensure that the site meets the highest standard for reuse. Look for an update in our next newsletter on timing for the community visioning effort.

… Sidewalk vending.  What is your opinion?

… Culver City is considering excluding the Short-term rentals.The Culver City Council will review a proposed short term property rental ordinance at its meeting on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 pm (see Agenda, item #A-2). The proposed ordinance defines “short term” as less than 30 days. The Short Term Rentals subcommittee has made several recommendations, including the following (see checklist for full list):
Owners/Managers of multi-dwelling units are not allowed to rent units for short term rentals
Renters are prohibited from conducting any short term rentals

No person may own more than 1 short term rental in Culver City
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) may not be rented short term
Must have a host (owner occupied) present during the rental
90 day limit per year for short term rental of property
Hosts must be registered annually
All short term rentals must pay a Transit Oriented Tax (TOT)
2 Nights minimum stay required

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