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June 25, 2015
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City Council to Consider SMO Flight Path Impacts

On 6/30/2015, the City Council is scheduled to hear a motion (see: for the complete motion) on SM Airport that calls for:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the Mayor, that by adoption of this resolution, the City of Los Angeles hereby includes in its 2015-16 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for the FAA to adopt Metroplex procedures that seek to eliminate takeoff convergence and conflicts of primary departures flight tracks at LAX and SMO, thereby reducing or making unnecessary the sequencing of LAX and SMO takeoffs, and eliminating the cause for delays at both LAX and SMO; and that if noise and air pollution impacts are to be taken into consideration in the design of air traffic corridors and flight path operations, that such impacts be fairly allocated so as not to shift the full or disproportionate burden of the impacts from Santa Monica's airport on to the residents of City of Los Angeles. 
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Your Neighborhood Committee Announces Community Improvement Application Rankings!
Community Improvement Projects

The VNC Neighborhood Committee congratulates everyone who applied for Community Improvement Project funding. This year's applications were outstanding - and the number of applications received jumped by over 200% from last year! 

The Committee met May 28, 2015, and ranking the CIP Applications according to the eight criteria which can be found on Page D at: 2015 CIP Application Guidelines

The Venice Neighborhood Council Board will vote on July 21, 2015 to confirm the rankings and award funds to the top projects.


To view the project applications, click: 

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Help Design New LAX Transportation System

P lease take this entertaining survey about picking up / dropping off passengers at LAX! Your answers will help planners decide the most important features to be sure to include as they design the People Mover and roadway changes to enhance access to the terminals


"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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Sat, Jun 27:  Neighborhood Council Budget Day 2015

Breakfast Provided 


All are invited to this free event


Date:  Sat., June 27

Time:  7:30am - 2pm

Place: Los Angeles City Hall Board of Public Works Room
          200 N. Spring Street
          Los Angeles, CA 90012 

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Wed, Jul 1:  Notice of Public Hearing

West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission

The hearing involves an appeal from the decision of the Director of Planning.


Date:  Wed., July 1

Time:  After 4:30pm

Place: Henry Medina Parking Enforcement Facility
          11214 Exposition Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90064 

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Thu, Jul 16:  CicLAvia Community Meeting

On August 9, CicLAvia will open certain streets in Culver City and Venice to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9am-4pm for a car-free day.

Join us for a community meeting on Thursday, July 16th to learn about family activities, business opportunities, street closures, volunteer positions and more.

Date:  Thu., July 16

Time:  7pm - 8pm

Place: Beyond Baroque
          681 Venice Boulevard
          Venice, CA 90291

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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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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:

                      Our calendar of upcoming events    
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.

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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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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 .