October 29, 2015
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
El Nino:  Be Prepared!
Coastal Venice was spared - so far - from flooding due to confluence of the Gulf of Alaska's northwest swell and a southwest swell causing high surf on our beaches.  
The current Coastal Flood Advisory (minor and shallow flooding is occurring or imminent) remains in effect until Friday afternoon.  
Be prepared!  Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
Fire Station 63 - Venice: Sandbags and sand
1930 Shell Avenue
Fire Station 5 - Westchester / Playa del Rey: Sandbags and sand
8900 S. Emerson Avenue
Fire Station 67 - Playa Vista / Playa del Rey: Sandbags only
5451 Playa Vista Drive
Fire Station 62 - Mar Vista: Sandbags only
11970 Venice Blvd.
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Venice Canals Footbridge Repairs Approved and in Progress
This work was originally requested 9 years ago! Everyone involved in working to make it happen thanks City Council Member Bonin and his team for their efforts in expediting the engineering and rounding up the funding.

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2015 Fall Diaper Drive!
One in three American families is challenged to supply diapers for their babies.  VNC is hosting a drop-off site for diaper collection at our November Board meeting, in association with Assemblywoman Autumn Burke's office and community organizations sponsoring this valuable effort.  Please see the flyer below for further information:

Public Safety Committee Helps Residents Stay Safe
The Public Safety Committee of the VNC has created pressure-sensitive "window clings" for residents to display on the inside of glass doors and windows. The clings are designed to warn away thieves and trespassers looking for homes to burglarize and to serve as a reminder to residents to remember to lock their doors and windows when they leave home. The clings are free to any Venice resident at our VNC Farmer's Market table or any official Neighborhood Watch Block Captains may request them by emailing publicsafety@venicenc.org.

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Tue., Nov. 3:  Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee oversees and administers all VNC financial matters, including the system of financial accountability as required by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the City of Los Angeles.
Its mission is to provide a monthly forum for discussion of long-term matters affecting the Venice Community within the context of the below VNC Standing Rule 20 VNC Vision Goals.
Date :   Tue., Nov. 3
Time :  8:00am - 9:30am
Place: Oakwood Recreation Center
           767 California Avenue 
           Venice, CA 90291
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Mon., Nov. 9:  Administrative Committee
The Administrative Committee sets the agendas for Board and Town Hall meetings. 
The Administrative Committee conducts its business by reviewing and prioritizing agenda requests for Board action (motion or letter) or announcements submitted by Venice Stakeholders, governmental entities and other interested individuals and organizations.
Date :   Mon., Nov. 9
Time :  7:00pm - 10:00pm
PlaceCanal Club
              2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, 90291
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Wed., Dec. 9:  El Nino Town Hall Meeting
The City's Emergency Management Department (EMD) is pleased to host a series of Town Hall Meetings regarding the predicted El NIno severe weather conditions.  Representatives from LAFD, LAPD, LA City Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will make formal presentations at these meetings.  Representatives from other key City departments will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.  

One Town Hall Meeting will be held in each of the City's four Disaster Management Bureaus. A flyer showing meeting dates and locations is attached.  Disaster Management Bureaus have the same boundaries as LAPD's and LAFD's Bureaus. A map showing council district boundaries and Disaster Management Bureau boundaries is also attached.  

WESTSIDE Meeting:  
Date :   Wed., Dec. 9
Time :  6:30pm - 8:30pm 
PlaceWestchester Recreation Center
              9100 Lincoln Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90045 
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Councilmember Bonin's Petition to FAA re:  SMO
If you are concerned about the harmful impact Santa Monica Airport has on your neighborhood, your time to act is now.

Councilmember Bonin has posted a petition to the Federal Aviation Administration:

Be a Hero to Our Homeless Heroes
"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 homesforheroes@unitedwayla.org or 213 808-6608.

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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Friday:  Electronic Recycling 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, 7:00am - 11:00am , 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.

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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