May 13, 2016
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Tues, May 17:  Board of Officers Meeting

Your Neighborhood Council Board of Officers will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 pm.

President Mike Newhouse will preside. The Board will hear an update on development of the Metro Bus Lot and a variety of motions regarding the City's proposed Short Term Rental Ordinance, sidewalk requirements, Ocean Front Walk lighting and other local issues.  It will also consider a number of recommendations from the Land Use and Planning Committee, as well as the Treasurer's monthly report.  

Local government and LAPD representatives will also provide updates on status of work in their respective departments and monthly law enforcement reports and issues.  

Date:   Tuesday, May 17                                                                                                          More. . . 
Time :  7 - 10 pm
Place : Westminster Elementary School Auditorium
   1010 Abbot Kinney - enter on Westminster
   Venice, CA 90291

Tues., May 24:  VNC Board Election Candidate Meet-N-Greet

Meet your future Venice representatives!  

Date :   Tuesday, May 24
Time :   5:30 - 8pm
Place :  The Ale House (Rose Room)
    6 Rose Avenue
     Venice, CA 90291

Thu., May 19:  Community Meetings - Mar Vista ICO

The Department of City Planning is kicking off a series of community meetings for the Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) areas across the City to address the issues confronting single-family neighborhoods. 

This draft ordinance will be the follow-up to the March 25, 2015 Interim Control Ordinance to establish new regulations for neighborhood conservation. 

May 19, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 pm   
at Penmar Recreation Center
1341 Lake St., Venice, CA 90291

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Fri., May 20:  Fuel for Fun!

Nasa's last remaining space shuttle fuel tank, ET-94 will be displayed in water at Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, 18 to 20 May before joining Endeavor at the California Science Center.
Friday, May 20, 5 to 9 pm Department of Beaches and Harbors, will have a space oriented party in the Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, MDR 90292 to welcome ET-94. There will be DJ and live music, food trucks, space-themed carnival games, space-themed activities, and science exhibits.
Sat., May 21:  Home-Sharing Ordinance:  Public Hearing

A public hearing is scheduled for a proposed zoning code amendment initiated by the Department of City Planning.  All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing at City Planning Commission at which you may listen, speak, or submit written information relating to the proposed project. 

Date:    Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:   10am
Place:  Deaton Auditorium
   100 W 1st St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

GVE 2.0 - Make Every Day Earth Day!

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From Pacific Division Community Police Advisory Board

Cool video and web page about the Expo Metro line that is opening on May 20th. There is a neat video that captures the Expo line route; to see the information, just scroll down the page below:

National Night Out:  August 2, 2016 at Venice High School:

Venice Forward:  Dedicated to Ending Homelessness in Venice
Venice Forward, a collaboration of community members, service providers and government, introduces itself with a new video!

Check out the Venice Forward websites! Learn about "Call 211" - an easy way for Venice residents to report homeless individuals needing help!
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VNC working with NC Emergency Preparedness Alliance
Heal Healthy at Home - Meals on Wheels West
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.  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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Venice, CA 90294