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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

VNC Passes Motion to Request EIR for Venice Median Project

A special Venice Neighborhood Council meeting was held 15 January to consider a motion covering 86 reasons “why Venetians want an Environmental Impact Report for the Venice Median Project.”

Jay Handel, co-chair of the Los Angeles  Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates opened by explaining that an environmental impact report is “What can happen in a neighborhood that is going to affect me.”

The motion passed unanimously so a letter will be sent to  Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mike Bonin, Vince Berto, Kevin Keller, Johnny Le and the Los Angeles Planning Commission to urge full and formal attention be paid to the items listed in preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed development on the Venice Median (aka Reese-Davidson ‘Community’) project.

The Venice Median project consists of 140 affordable housing units that are planned for the parking lot between North and South Venice Blvd, between Dell and Pacific.

Several items were added to the list, such as request an impact report from fire and police as to how this project would affect their ability to serve Venetians; how would deviating from the Venice Specific Plan affect other construction projects; how would adding more homeless to the community affect drug trafficking in Venice, etc.

These are the items presented and the other items will be added.  EIR Board Special Meeting Agenda January 2019 (1)







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