March 24, 2016
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
VNC Election:  Candidate Filing Interest Continues to Climb!


It's Not Too Late To Be A CANDIDATE!

If you want to also make a difference in the Venice community, you can still sign up to run for one of the 21 Board Offices  right now - go to EmpowerLA.org/elections .

Not sure what office to run for?  How about Secretary.

The Secretary is responsible for producing accurate minutes of Stakeholder, Board of Officers and Administrative Committee meetings and for submitting the minutes for public posting. Also maintains all public records of the VNC and receives and logs all submissions and correspondence to the VNC and refers them to the appropriate Officer or Committee.

That is the official description of the responsibilities of the Secretary. 

In a Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) election, the candidate for Secretary who receives the most votes wins. Only people who live, work, or own property within the VNC area may vote for this Board Office.

There will be a recruitment town hall "Politics Ain't for Sissies" on March 31, 2016, at which you will be able to sign up to run and be certified as a candidate on the spot. Be sure to bring documentation that verifies that you are you, and that you live, work, own property, or have an ongoing interest within the VNC area.

Green Venice Expo 2.0!

Sponsored by WHOLE FOODS MARKET of Venice and in partnership with Surfrider Foundation, this day-long gathering on green sustainability will feature exhibitors and organizations dedicated to Mother Earth.

Strategies, speakers and demonstrations on how to keep Venice green will be the emphasis of this solutions-based conclave of green sustainability and eco-preservation.

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Today:  BOSS Repairs Streets
The Bureau of Street Services scheduled a Small Asphalt Repairs (SAR) truck for the Venice Neighborhood Council District to perform small asphalt repairs on 3/24/16.  

We will be in Venice on Thursday, 3/24/16, at the following locations:

3009 Ocean Av 2908 Dell Av 119 Driftwood St E/O Pacific Av
2917 Ocean Av 2814 Dell Av 3611 S Pacific Av @ Fleet St
2412 Ocean Av 2800 Dell Av 28/17/16/7 Fleet St
3009 Dell Av 315/19/25/29/35/ 28th Av 1 Driftwood St
3000 Dell Av 409/11/23/31/49/59/65 28th Av

We are still inspecting the rest of locations on the list and will refer appropriately.   Please let me know at bss.nci@lacity.org if you would like to meet on site.  

Tentatively, we will return on 9/16/16 .

Metro Bus Yard Outreach:  Friday Farmers Market
Metro would like to thank the Venice Neighborhood Council for inviting us to its February meeting; and allowing us the opportunity to make a presentation regarding our immediate plans for Division 6 on Main Street.  As you may know by now, Metro stopped operating busses out of Division 6 in late 2015.  In a succeeding Board Action, the Metro Board designated the land to be developed consistent with the agency's Joint Development Policy. Before the Joint Development process may begin, Metro must complete environmental testing on the site.  Results of this testing will determine the next environmental-related steps. We plan to come back to the Neighborhood Council in May and provide an update of our activities.  In the interim, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Eric Geier at (213) 922-4229 or geiere@metro.net.

Metro representatives will be at Venice Farmers Market on Friday, March 25, to discuss plans for the former bus yard located between Main and Pacific near Sunset.
Mon., Mar. 28:  Mass, Scale and Character Committee

We meet at the Vera Davis Center on California Blvd at Electric Ave every Monday.

DRAFT COMMITTEE REPORT WILL BE RELEASED APRIL 1. IT WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBPAGE OR YOU MAY REQUEST IT THROUGH CHAIR EMAIL

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Tue., Mar 29:  Venice Beach Homelessness Solutions Meeting
BBB Seeks Outreach Avenues

After the recent community meeting organized to address concerns about Big Blue Bus route changes, the organization 
is reaching out to request contact information for local organizations.  

To date, contact information for a number of local business and residential groups has been provided to Big Blue Bus.  

For further information, please click the following link:     More. . .
VNC working with NC Emergency Preparedness Alliance
Heal Healthy at Home - Meals on Wheels West
Receive Bi-Weekly City Planning Early Notification Reports
One way to avoid the surprise of sudden construction next door is to learn about it in advance.
You can make your voice known to the City and to building permit applicants before it's too late to appeal!

Sign up to receive the City Planning Department's bi-weekly email, which lists new applications filed for construction in Venice.  
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Your Venice Neighborhood Council Wants You!
The Neighborhood Council system is growing.  VNC is, too.  Learn more about us  here .

In addition to seeking new Board members and Committee Chairs, we are always looking for good people to serve on VNC committees.  

Now is the perfect time to get involved!  

For more information, contact  Mike Newhouse  or  Marc Saltzberg .              
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