September 24, 2015
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Tonight:  Neighborhood Committee Meets

The next meeting of the VNC Neighborhood Committee will be on September 24th, starting at 7:30PM. 

The meeting will be held at Oakwood Rec Center, 767 California Ave, Venice, CA. 90291. 

Saturday:  Annual Neighborhood Council Congress 

Take classes and network at City Hall at the 2015  NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL CONGRESS!

Meet City department staff from every major city department, visit exhibits lining the halls, attend workshops relating to city finance, planning and governance.

Breakfast, lunch and free parking are all included with your registration. The Congress runs from  7:45 am - 4:30 pm , but you're welcome to attend as your schedule permits.


Sunday:  Abbot Kinney Festival 
Join us on Sunday, September 27th for the 31st Annual Abbot Kinney Festival

The festival is FREE and has something for everyone!

  • 300 quality, artisan craft vendors

  • 5 live entertainment stages

  • Dozens of top food trucks & booths

  • 3 beer and spirit gardens

  • KidsQuad of games, music, rides & activities

  • Chances to win great prizes and much more!

The Festival is a non-profit event and all proceeds are reinvested into the Venice community. So when you buy a souvenir t-shirt or a drawing ticket, your money is going to support local non-profits.

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Tue., Sep 29:  Short Term Rental Community Listening Session

The Department of City Planning would like to invite you and your constituents to one of three community listening sessions we are holding on the issue of short-term rentals, sometimes known as home sharing or vacation rentals. 

Short term rental is generally defined as a residence or room that is rented to a visitor or guest for less than 30 days.

Also, to help us better understand the various ideas and concerns about short term rentals we have prepared a short questionnaire we would encourage the public to complete. Copies will be available at the listening sessions as well.

Date:  Tuesday, September 29
Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Mar Vista Park Auditorium
           11430 Woodbine Avenue
            Los Angeles, CA 90066
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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'sHomes for Heroes campaign at 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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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, 7:00am - 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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