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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

LUPC Unable to Vote on MTA Bridge Housing

By Angela McGregor (6 September 2019)The Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) meeting began with an announcement from the Chairman Alix Gucovsky that,...

Encampment Update — 5 September 2019

Encampment Update — 5 September 2019

The big changes this week are Ocean Ave and its Venice Blvd surroundings and the Miskon Temple preschool now has an armed guard on Hampton Drive, north...

Mayor Proposes Exempting CEQA from All Homeless Housing Projects

Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed a resolution that all homeless housing projects be exempt from providing CEQA in support of AB1197. The California Environmental...

More LA Times Articles Where are the Results Regarding Housing, Helping the Homeless

Scathing new audit finds operational failures at LA’s top homeless outreach agency (27 August 2018) “The homeless outreach agency (LAHSA) that...

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s Email Address

(26 August 2019) The weekly email address for Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org.

Mayor Proposes Ordinance to Protect Brush Areas from Encampments

(26 August 2019) Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed an ordinance that would allow police to remove trespassers in areas where there is a risk of a fire by...

PLUM to Hear New HSO Data Sharing Platform

(24 August 2019) A PLUM hearing is tentatively set for 10 September 10 at 2:30 pm, City Hall, to hear the Home Sharing Ordinance (HSO) platform for sharing...

Scooters Prevented from Canals by Geo Fencing

Scooters Prevented from Canals by Geo Fencing

By Darryl DuFay The Venice Canals now have a geo fence, controlled by GPS, eliminating scooter operation on the narrow alleys and sidewalks.  A scooter...

CEO Tara Devin of BID Resigns

(24 August 2019) Tara Devine, chief executive officer of the Venice BID (Business Improvement District), has resigned as consultant for the Venice BID....

City Wants to Restrict Where Homeless Can Be, Such As Not Within 500 Feet of School

(23 August 2019) In order to bring some semblance of order to the homelessness on the streets of Los Angeles, a revision has been proposed to the municipal...