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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

Sep 17, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Sat., Sep. 19:  Arts Committee Fair

Mon., Sep. 21:  Committee on Mass, Scale and Character
We meet at the Vera Davis Center on California Blvd at Electric Ave every Monday. 

The committee has been compiling a bibliography of works about Venice. If you have any to add, please email your suggestions to the committee chair.  Venice bibliography
Sat., Sep. 26:  Neighborhood Council Congress 2015

Registration Deadline is Sunday! 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.

Sun., Sep. 27:  Abbot Kinney Festival

CD11:  Short-Term Rental Regulations Advance
On August 26, the Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee considered the motion Mike authored with Council President Herb Wesson 
to  regulate short-term rentals in Los Angeles by distinguishing "good" short-term rentals from "bad" short-term rentals.

The proposal would allow residents to share their own homes, while stopping commercial property owners from taking units of the rental market, operating rogue hotels in residential neighborhoods, and worsening our affordable housing crisis.
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CM Bonin's Opinion Letter re: Safe Havens for Homeless
In recent years, Los Angeles has seen more progress in combating homelessness than it ever has - yet the problem is still getting worse.

Since 2011, the region has housed more than 23,000 people - a record number even by national standards. Yet homelessness is on the rise. Encampments are proliferating in our neighborhoods throughout the city. There are villages of tents on sidewalks from Venice to Van Nuys, and shantytowns in neighborhoods from Skid Row to San Pedro.

How is this possible? And how can we fix it?
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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:

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"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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Call for Artists - Power of Art

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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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, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.

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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 .