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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

By 10:30 Mayor and Councilman Were a “No-Show” for Door-to-Door MTA Canvassing; Training for Door-to-Door was Given

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People came, they chatted with one another, they waived their signs. The groups for and against were probably equally divided but the group against had more signs. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Mike Bonin were to arrive at 9:30.

People started lining up at 9 am. Registrations started at 9:30 and people went for training. One was not allowed in training room unless he had a name tag, which meant he had registered. Training rooms were set up in three places … one the theatre, one the gift shop and one upstairs. No one seemed to know what happened in the training rooms.

The Mayor and Councilman Bonin were to arrive at 9:30. Time passed. People were sent to the patio for reception of Mayor and Councilman. Scuttlebutt was “they were on their way … they were a no-show.”

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Judy Goldman handed out a sheet of questions Questions to be Asked by a Few Citizens  that several Venetians had worked to assemble. The group for the Bridge Housing passed out two pages of LA CAN Statement on Garcetti’s 49M Emergency Shelter Plan.   Page 2 of LA CAN Statement on Garcetti’s 49M Emergency Shelter Plan.

The only official document regarding Bridge Housing is the draft Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency (LAHSA) has provided of the Scope of the Required Service (SRS) that must be provided homeless participants of Bridge Housing.

There were a few people from out of the area. One was from San Pedro. She was asked why she was attending but got no response. One lady who had a scarf around her head questioned why one participant was wearing the jewelry she was wearing.

Even the homeless attended. David Busch was there to explain to those who would listen how he wanted to house the homeless. Jeremy Minney who has been in Venice for a while had other ideas.

The general talk was that people had questions and there were no available answers. Also Venetians did not like the idea of the Bridge Housing being put in Venice; there are other cities in CD11. Venice has enough homeless and has provided enough. “Time to share,” one said.

Neither the Mayor nor the Councilman had arrived by 10:45. People started to go home.

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Comments (3)

  1. […] the Mayor nor the Councilman had arrived by 10:45. People started to go home,” Venice Update wrote. “The general talk was that people had questions and there were no available answers. Also […]

  2. Nick Antonicello

    Cowards and wimps. They were told there was opposition and they never showed. They waited till the opposition left and then showed up hours later. Leadership from the back of the line. They both lack the ability to build consensus. They are embarrassing themselves and does Garcetti thinks it easier if he even attempts a presidential run? Both are jokes. If the opposition gets organized this can be stopped.

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