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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Venice Local Coastal Program Crew Recaps 2019; Lists Events to Come

We look forward to working together in the new year and are excited to plan more engaging community events in 2020!  In this email, we would like to provide you with a recap of the Venice Planning Working Sessions and information on other upcoming events.

Last fall 2019, a total of 50 community members joined LA City Planning at the Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library for working sessions focused on the Mixed Use Corridors in Venice.

The working sessions invited participants to share ideas for how future development could be shaped on mixed use corridors. For more detailed information on the Fall 2019 Venice Mixed Use Corridor Working Sessions please see the following links (which are located on our updated LA City Planning website):

Working Session Material
1. Venice Planning Working Sessions October and November 2019 Summary
2. Venice Planning Working Session October and November 2019 Presentation
3. Break Out Session + Prompt Cards

Cue Card Responses
2. Easel Write Up + Maps

If you missed the working sessions we’d love to hear from you so please reach out with any questions/comments/suggestions here.

The Venice Planning teams will be continuing these collaborative sessions and are working on future Summer 2020 workshops to further examine additional mixed use corridors as well as residential areas. If you are interested in being a part of these future workshops, please be sure to join our mailing list!

We want to take the time to once again thank all of the stakeholders who participated in outreach events in 2019! We extend a warm welcome to those who wish to get involved in 2020!

Best regards,
The Venice Planning Team

Upcoming events:

  • Mello ordinance: Los Angeles City Planning is proposing an ordinance to implement California Government Code Sections 65590 – 65590.1, also known as the Mello Act. The Mello Act seeks to preserve and expand the number of affordable dwelling units in Coastal Zone areas of the State of California.

        A copy of the proposed draft ordinance, map of affected area, and
Summary/FAQ can be found

        City Planning will be hosting two information sessions regarding the
draft ordinance, one of which is being hosted in Venice. The
information sessions will include a brief presentation by City
Planning staff followed by an opportunity for community members
to ask questions.

Venice Meeting
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Venice Abbot Kinney Branch Memorial Library
501 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291
5:30pm – 7:30pm

        Additional Information:

The Mello Act Draft Ordinance

Ordinance Background and FAQ (December 2019)

Boundary Map

        If you have questions, please email Jonathan Hershey, Senior City
Planner (

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