April 28, 2016
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Tonight:  Mass, Scale & Character Committee Public Comment
As you may know, the deadline for submitting public comments on our  Ad Hoc Committee on Mass, Scale and Character 's Draft Report has been extended to May 3.  

The committee's revised  meeting schedule for hearing  public comments is as follows:

(No meeting Wednesday, April 27)

Date:       Thursday,, April 28, 2016
Time :     7:30 - 9:30pm
Place :    Foursquare Church, 1400 Riviera Avenue, 90291

Date:      Monday, May 2, 2016 (coincides with weekly meeting)
Time:     7:30 - 9:30pm
Place:    Vera Davis Center, 681 California Avenue, 90291

You may also email your comments to msc-comments@venicenc.org.  Comments sent to this address are received both by the committee Chair and your VNC Board.

You are invited to review the report, available on the  Committee's webpage:

Sat., Apr. 30:  National Preparathon Day

America's PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness! 

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GVE 2.0 - Make Every Day Earth Day!



























Great thanks to Secretary John Kerry for bringing his granddaughter to the Paris Agreement signing on Earth Day, so that she can see that leaders care about the world she will inherit.

Venice does, too!  

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From Pacific Division Community Police Advisory Board:


National Night Out:  August 2, 2016 at Venice High School: https://natw.org/

VNC Board Election Campaign Moves Forward  
The candidate registration and withdrawal deadlines have passed.  All candidates currently registered will be listed on the June 5 ballot for you to elect the next Venice Neighborhood Council Board of Officers.  

Date:      Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time:     10am - 6pm
Place:    Oakwood Recreation Center
Action:  VOTE!
Sat., May 7:  Community Meetings - East Venice ICO

The Department of City Planning is kicking off a series of community meetings for the Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) areas across the City to address the issues confronting single-family neighborhoods. 

This draft ordinance will be the follow-up to the March 25, 2015 Interim Control Ordinance to establish new regulations for neighborhood conservation. 

EAST VENICE ICO AREA COMMUNITY MEETING
 
Sat., May 7, 2016
9:00 am - 12 noon
at Penmar Recreation Center
1341 Lake St., Venice, CA 90291





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Thu., May 19:  Community Meetings - Mar Vista ICO

The Department of City Planning is kicking off a series of community meetings for the Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) areas across the City to address the issues confronting single-family neighborhoods. 

This draft ordinance will be the follow-up to the March 25, 2015 Interim Control Ordinance to establish new regulations for neighborhood conservation. 

MAR VISTA ICO AREA COMMUNITY MEETING
 
May 19, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 pm   
at Penmar Recreation Center
1341 Lake St., Venice, CA 90291





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Fri., May 20:  Fuel for Fun!

Nasa's last remaining space shuttle fuel tank, ET-94 will be displayed in water at Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 18 to 20 May before joining Endeavor at the California Science Center.
   
Friday, May 20, 5 to 9 pm Department of Beaches and Harbors, will have a space oriented party in the Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, MDR 90292 to welcome ET-94. There will be DJ and live music, food trucks, space-themed carnival games, space-themed activities, and science exhibits.
Sat., May 21:  Home-Sharing Ordinance:  Public Hearing

A public hearing is scheduled for a proposed zoning code amendment initiated by the Department of City Planning.  All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing at City Planning Commission at which you may listen, speak, or submit written information relating to the proposed project. 


Date:    Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:   10am
Place:  Deaton Auditorium
   100 W 1st St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

Venice Forward:  Dedicated to Ending Homelessness in Venice
Venice Forward, a collaboration of community members, service providers and government, introduces itself with a new video!

Check out the Venice Forward websites! Learn about "Call 211" - an easy way for Venice residents to report homeless individuals needing help!
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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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