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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

July 23, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Board of Officers Takes Action
With Vice President Marc Saltzberg presiding, our VNC Board of Officers worked through an extended meeting Tuesday night, beginning with an appreciation of longtime VNC Land Use and Planning Chair Challis Macpherson for her robust community service career.  

The Board went on to approve new rankings for community improvement projects.  Neighborhood Committee Chair Marc Saltzberg noted that this year's group of projects was the best he had seen to date.  

In other business, the Board supported a new restaurant on Rose, while recommending denial for a small lot subdivision on Washington Way and two adjacent projects on Oxford.  
Acting President Saltzberg urged Venice residents to attend the 9th Annual Venice BBQ, which will be held Saturday, August 8th from 12-4pm (See below). LAFD Station 63 Fire Fighters will be cooking on the Mother of All Barbeques while residents are urged to bring sides to complement the hundreds of pounds of chicken, burgers, hot dogs and ribs that will be available to all those in attendance.   
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Mayor's Budget Survey - Just One Week to Submit Input

The Mayor's Office, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) are pleased to co-sponsor Budget Day 2015. 

Your input is an essential part of the budget development process, so THANK YOU for taking the time to complete this survey.

Thu, July 23:  Neighborhood Committee

The Neighborhood Committee shall promote greater awareness of available City resources and services and act as a conduit between the Board and Venice neighborhoods, assisting in community outreach and bringing neighborhood issues to the attention of the Board.


Date:  Thu., July 23

Time:  7:30pm - 9pm

Place: Oakwood Recreation Center

   767 California Avenue

   Venice, CA 90291

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Tue, Jul 28:  Sidewalk Repair Public Policy Meeting
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Tue, Aug 4:  National Night Out

Come join us for this incredible celebration of community at our local public high school with civic leaders, city resources, engaged neighbors and community organizations working to make our neighborhoods as safe, supportive and caring as possible.


Date:  Tue., August 4

Time:  6pm - 9pm

Place: Venice High School
          13000 Venice Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Sat, Aug 8:  Venice BBQ!  Ninth Annual Community Picnic


Grille:  Mother of All Barbeques from Firehouse 63

Pot Luck:  You - bring a dish to share!

Booths:  City, State and Federal officials; community organizations

Music:  The Potential Suitors, Ocean Funk Walk, Gumbo Brothers, DJ Lobo Man

Games:  Watermelon-eating contest, tug of war, bouncy house and more!


What: 9th Annual Venice Community Potluck Picnic & BBQ! 
When: 12-4pm, Saturday, August 8th
Where: Oakwood Park, 767 California Ave. located at 7th Ave.


Volunteers welcome!  Contact for further information


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"Homes for Heroes" is a program to engage our landlord community to rent to our veterans. The resource we are using to house our veterans is called the Veterans Assistance for Supportive Housing or VASH.VASH provide homeless veterans with a long-term rental subsidy and supportive services so that the veteran retains and succeeds in housing. The City has over 1,000 VASH vouchers to house homeless veterans in 2015.

For information on how you can be a Hero for Heroes, please contact Ms. Tina Estedabadi of the United Way's Homes for Heroes campaign at or 213 808-6608.

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First Fridays:  Electronic Recyling at Farmers Market

Free of charge, and taking place every first Friday, the Electronic Recycling Solutions Truck will be onsite at the Venice Farmers' Market, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.

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Call for Artists - Power of Art

For centuries, artists have been pushed to the side, disrespected and taken advantage of for their talent. This is especially true in Los Angeles. But enough is enough. It is time to bring opportunity to artists and bring them out of the shadows. 

Power of Art is unveiling LA's soul in the streets. We have successfully fought to secure mural access to over 4,000 signal boxes in Los Angeles.

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Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.  The system, called Alert LA County, will be used by the County's Emergency Operations Center to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations. 

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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.  We are too.  Learn 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 .