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Homeless Committee Meets Tuesday

The Venice Neighborhood Council Homeless Committee will meet Tuesday (1 May), 6 pm at the Venice Public Library, 501 Venice Blvd. Agenda follows:

1. 6:00 pm – Approve Agenda as presented or amended
2. 6:00pm – Approve Minutes of last meeting as presented or amended
3. 6:01 pm — PUBLIC COMMENT – 5 minutes on non-agendized items related to Homeless Committee only
4. 6:05pm – Chairman’s Report
Presentation by Taylor Bazley on Mayor Garcetti’s Homeless Shelter Initiative.
5. 6:15pm – (1) MOTION TO SUPPORT LA OFFICE OF FAMILY REUNIFICATION
6. 6:25pm – (2) MOTION TO SUPPORT WEST LA VA MASTER PLAN
7. 6:35pm – (3) MOTION TO SUPPORT SAFE CAMPING PROGRAM
– See attached for text
8. 6:50pm– (4) MOTION TO SUPPORT RESIDENTIAL SAFE PARKING PROGRAM See attached for text.
9. 7:05pm – (5) MOTION TO SUPPORT HOMELESS ADOPT-A-TENT PROGRAM
– See attached for text.
10.7:20pm – (6) MOTION TO SUPPORT TEMPORARY SHELTER IN VENICE
– See attached for text.
11. 7:34 pm – MOTION TO SUPPORT REQUEST FOR 2018 JONES SETTELEMENT STATUS.
12.Old Business Presentation by Stephen Butler St Joseph Center regarding treatment and services for homeless with mental illness.
13. 8:00pm — ADJOURN

Comment (1)

  1. Stan Becker

    I attended that meeting, and appreciated meeting more neighbors, including dedicated people on the Committee. I’ve been here almost 40 years, but my personal service efforts are neither public nor political historically, tho they are particularly vast these last years due to geographical location and overwhelming conditions in every direction.

    I don’t imagine this Committee an easy job of service, but rather, a demanding one in the face of what seems to be the absence of Mike’s leadership; other than to futher empower and approve major developments here, costing ongoing unaccountable millions forever into the future, into one private owner, without public input at all, in league with ‘service providers’ that provide consistent, serial, documented danger and damage, and not the advertised and contracted PSH ‘Wrap Around Services,’ b ut rather create and enforce slumlord conditions, serial violence, while ensuring protection for stalkers, assaulters and abusers in their ‘professional’ staffing.
    ___
    This is what occured during discussions of a Motion that was tabled, against the wishes of Mr. Hawkins, until further investigation, discussion and input was considered.

    This following brief remarks ocurred along the way:

    “…excuse me William, those services are really just media;
    i mean they don’t really exist;
    and your funneling people to unaccoutable with no oversight…(sic)
    …hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate equity is privately owned by one of these ‘non profits’ and Twenty Million Dollars went to two of theses ‘non profits.’
    Theres no Oversight or Accountability. Before you recommend just putting people into a ‘”control system,” lets have some fair investigation into
    who’s controlling it and what the Billing Codes and Service Units are,
    because that’s the real game; that funds an industry that makes a fortune out of attracting the homeless here and Not,providing services, William.
    The disease is not the cure. I have to stop commenting?
    ok well thank you for this opportunity to speak.”

    ….later:

    “…you’re so far off it’s really sad. You’re not even close.
    (their) case managers are the most unsafe people in town;
    There’s a lot of abuses inherent in that system, William,.
    And you know about it.
    And you should come check it out, since it’s the show-case premier supportive housing…”
    __________________

    Will knows of major disturbances by those he promotes, and does not follow-through or want to know, like Taylor from Mike’s office, and Linda Lucks, the VCH PR person, subsidized many years, even while holding local VNC political position. Her boss a major real estate Developer.

    Hawkins in a half-dozen or more foto-op media PR elements with these Developers and “providers.” Holding signs for Props that will funnel millions, apparently beyond his understanding, directly to highly dysfunctional, at best, St. Joseph Center senior administration for distribution.

    I’m not sure if Linda Lucks was still living in 90291 when she had that position.

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