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June 18, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Board of Officers Calls for Release of Brendon Glenn Video, Rejects Interim Control Ordinance

VENICE - The Venice Neighborhood Council ( called for the release of the video regarding the death of Brendon Glenn, a member of the Venice Beach homeless community.


By a vote of 13-0-1, the VNC approved the resolution, sponsored by member Mike Bravo (, calling for release of the video recording.


The board also entertained discussion of the proposed Venice Coastal Zone Interim Control & Interim Control Internal Control Ordinance ( The proposal was rejected by a 9-4-1 vote of the VNC.


In other board business, presentations were made by Venice Bike Share (, Los Angeles Library Services ( and Spotball (


A resolution was also considered urging the Los Angeles City Council to endorse SB 277, which would remove the ability of parents to file a "personal belief exemptions" to receive vaccines for specific communicable diseases prior to admission to any private or public school, child care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center. After considerable public comment, the motion was defeated by a vote of 6-5-3.


An application for a change of use (3018-3025 Washington Blvd.) of an existing 762 square foot retail space with 4 existing parking spaces into a 1,454 square foot restaurant with a beer & wine conditional use (CUB) was also entertained by the board. The application was rejected by LUPC and the VNC voted 6-4-2 to recommend denial the project as well.


In other legislative and community presentations, President Mike Newhouse introduced Jesus "Chuy" Orozco ( as the new field director for the 11th Council District Office who will represent Venice. Mr. Orozco replaces Cecilia Castillo, who served previously as the council office representative.


Senior Lead Officer Kristan Delatori of the Los Angeles Police Department ( also urged those in attendance to lock their homes and vehicles, while reminding Venetians not to leave valuables such as phones, tablets, wallets and other items in vehicles.


The Venice Neighborhood Council holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of the month and may call special meetings in accordance with its Bylaws and the Brown Act. All Venice stakeholders are urged to attend.


The public is requested to fill out Speaker Cards to the address the board on any old or new items on the agenda.


For more information about the Venice Neighborhood Council, contact the VNC at or call (310.421.8627).


Refreshments are donated and served at each meeting of the VNC. 

Neighborhood Committee Announces Community Improvement Application Ranking!
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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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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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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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 .