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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

April 30, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Friday:  Free e-Waste Collection

Free of charge, every first Friday, the Electronic Recycling Solutions Truck collects your e-waste at the Venice Farmers' Market, 7am to 11am, 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. 


This earth-friendly program comes to you from your Venice Neighborhood Council and its Environmental Committee. 

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Saturday!  Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive
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Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive is happening again and is endorsed by the VNC, Councilmember Mike Bonin and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke. 
Last year, more than three thousand diapers were collected for local agencies to distribute to families in need. CCTD is hoping to double that this time!
You can help immediately by liking Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive on Facebook.


Collection Boxes are now at CD11 Westchester office, Inglewood City Hall (Autumn),  HUZZAH!, Electric Lodge, St Clements Church Office, First Lutheran Church of Venice  and LAPD Pacific Division for you to drop off diapers from now through April 30 .

Date:   Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time:   10:00am - 1:00pm
Place:  815 Venice Boulevard, in front of First Lutheran Church
Feel free to contact us if you have questions, want to donate or get involved either by messaging us on Facebook or emailing Nancy.
Councilmember Bonin Addresses VNC Board
The below-referenced letter was sent to the VNC Board and presented at Tuesday's VNC Meeting. The letter addresses the following topics:
  • Short Term Rentals
  • SB1818 (Affordable Housing density bonuses for developers) 
  • Affordable Housing Stock (inventory of units as well as occupancy)
  • Mello Act Compliance
  • Development Conditions
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Building Affordable Housing in Venice

The VNC has taken positions on many of these issues over the years. It was good to get these updates about how the Council Member and his office have been addressing them.              More. . .      

Tue., May 5:  Budget and Finance Committee

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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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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 .