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January 22, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Kingdom Day - VNC Represents!

 From left to right:  Vice-President Marc Saltzberg, Nancy Reifel, Education Committee member Ruthie Seroussi, Community Officer Tommy Walker, President Mike Newhouse

Jan. 26 - Start of Construction:  Marina Waterline

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Marina del Rey Water System, has issued a contract to Minco Construction to construct the Marina del Rey 18-Inch Waterline Replacement Phase IIIB project.  

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Feb. 3 - VNC Budget and Finance Committee

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Feb. 6 - Free E-Waste pickup at Farmers Market

Every first Friday, the Electronic Recycling Solutions Truck will be onsite at the Venice Farmers' Market, 7:00A.M. - 11:00 a.m., 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.  For further Information:    
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Feb. 28 - Green Venice Expo
Actor, Activist Ed Begley to keynote Green Venice Expo

Actor and Sustainable Green Activist Ed Begley, Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker at the first annual Green Venice Expo:

Where:  Mark Twain Middle School
             2224 Walgrove Avenue
When:   Saturday, February 28th
Time:    12 noon to 6pm
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Community Improvement Application Now Available!
Do you have an idea for a Community Improvement Project? A project that will improve the quality of life in Venice? Would you like up to $5000 to implement your idea?

Click HERE to find out about the new round of Community Improvement Projects!

Fill out the form you'll find linked to the page and submit it before 4/1/15 for consideration!

This is a unique opportunity - in past years we've limited our maximum project funding to less than half that available this year. So take advantage and apply NOW. Click on the 2015-2016 Community Improvement Project Page today to find out the details and download your application!

Questions? Contact Ivan Spiegel at for more information.                                
LADWP Offers $10 to Go Paperless
LOS ANGELES - For a limited time, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is offering a $10 bill credit for new paperless billing customers. Customers who currently receive printed LADWP bills, and who sign up for paperless billing through, will receive a $10 credit on their next bill.
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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.                                                                               More. . .                                   

City Council Acts on Short Term Rentals


The City Council has taken the following actions regarding Short Term Vacation Rentals

 1. DIRECT the Office of Finance to send a notice to each host listed on the Airbnb site and all similar sites to inform the hosts of their existing obligation to pay TOT.
2. DIRECT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to identify any existing contractual
relationships between cities and Airbnb/Airbnb competitors and report back to the Budget
and Finance Committee with a proposal for similar agreements for the City of Los

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Register to Receive City Planning Bi-Weekly Early Notification Reports
Do you want to avoid a surprise when construction starts next door to you?  Do you want a chance to make your voice known to the City and to the applicants for City Planning permits before the deadline for appeal? 

Sign up to receive a bi-weekly email from the Department of City Planning, which lists all of the applications filed in Venice since the prior email. 
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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.

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