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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

July 9, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Mayor's Budget Survey - Thirty Days to Submit Input

The Mayor's Office, the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) are pleased to co-sponsor Budget Day 2015. 

Your input is an essential part of the budget development process, so THANK YOU for taking the time to complete this survey.

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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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Mon, Jul 13:  Administrative Committee Meeting


The Administrative Committee sets the agendas for Board and Town Hall meetings. It consists of eight (8) Officers, including the President (chair), Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four (4) Community Officers.  


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Thu, Jul 16:  CicLAvia Community Meeting

On August 9, CicLAvia will open certain streets in Culver City and Venice to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9am-4pm for a car-free day.

Join us for a community meeting on Thursday, July 16th to learn about family activities, business opportunities, street closures, volunteer positions and more.

Date:  Thu., July 16

Time:  7pm - 8pm

Place: Beyond Baroque
          681 Venice Boulevard
          Venice, CA 90291

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Tue, July 21:  Community Improvement Project Vote
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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Tue, Aug 4:  National Night Out

Come join us for this incredible celebration of community at our local public high school with civic leaders, city resources, engaged neighbors and community organizations working to make our neighborhoods as safe, supportive and caring as possible.


Date:  Tue., August 4

Time:  6pm - 9pm

Place: Venice High School
          13000 Venice Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Sat, Aug 8:  Venice BBQ!  Ninth Annual Community Picnic
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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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:

                      Our calendar of upcoming events    
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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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 .