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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

June 11, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Saturday!  LADWP Customer Service Saturdays

Customers who attend Customer Service Saturday at any of the four locations can expect assistance from staff who are able to take payments, process service order requests, answer billing questions and resolve billing issues. There will be informational tables and displays with helpful information on LADWP programs and services available to customers, as well as sign-up materials.

Date:       Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time:       9am - 1pm
Place:      West Los Angeles Customer Service Center
1394 S. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Tuesday, June 16:  Board of Officers Meeting

Join us Tuesday!  Your Board members will consider a number of resolutions and land use proposals, starting at 7pm at  Westminster Elementary School Auditorium.

Among the agenda items are  a request to release the video relating to the recent shooting death of Brendon "Dizzle" Glenn during a May 5 altercation on Windward with a police officer; a proposal to approve VNC's 2016 Strategic Plan and consideration of a new restaurant to replace Fiesta Brava at 425 Rose.  

This event is free and open to the public. Public Comments are encouraged.


A detailed agenda will be posted on the Internet at and at the Abbot Kinney Library, 501 Venice Way, and Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.


The VNC normally holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month and may also call any additional meetings in accordance with its By-Laws and the Brown Act.

Date:       Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time:       7:00pm - 10:00pm
Place:      Westminster Elementary School Auditorium
1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
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Wed, Jun 17:  FAA Public Meeting - EIR on Flight Paths

On June 10, the FAA published a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on impacts of the SoCal Metroplex airspace, including aircraft arrival/departure procedures and flight paths.  

The final report will include public input submitted during the thirty-day review period.  

Venice stakeholders are encouraged to attend the June 17 meeting at Santa Monica Public Library, both to hear about possible flight path changes and to submit comments regarding Santa Monica Airport impacts on Venice.

Date:   Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time:   Anytime between 4 PM and 7 PM
Place:  Santa Monica Public Library Multipurpose Room
     601 Santa Monica  Boulevard
      Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Mon, Jun 22:  Open House:  Proposed Live/Work Zone


The Los Angeles Department of City Planning is preparing a Zoning Code amendment to create a new Hybrid Industrial Live/Work (HI) Zone.  


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LAUSD Superintendent Informative on Mandarin Program

LAUSD Superintendent has issued a memorandum regarding the Mandarin Foreign Language Immersion Program at Broadway Elementary School and construction at Mark Twain Middle School.

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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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What is VNC Doing?!?

Find out:  schedule of all of our committee meetings and other details pertaining to VNC and other local events can be found on our calendar:

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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

Attention Artists! We would like you to be a part of the largest art project in the history of Los Angeles, Power of Art. We are physically turning LA into the largest art gallery in the world and we would be honored if you submitted your work for consideration.

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.

                                               For more information, click here...
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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ReCode LA Moving Forward
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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 .