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May 15, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Mon., May 18:  Outreach Committee Meeting

The Outreach and Event Planning Committee promotes stakeholder awareness of Venice community issues and participation in Venice Neighborhood Council activities, organizes quarterly Stakeholder meetings and special events, and performs outreach to Stakeholders.

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Tues., May 19:  Your Board of Officers Meets

The May Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd.  


This event is free and open to the public. Public Comments are encouraged.


A detailed agenda will be posted on the Internet at and at the Abbot Kinney Library, 501 Venice Way, and Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.


The VNC normally holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month and may also call any additional meetings in accordance with its By-Laws and the Brown Act.


Snacks and coffee will be provided at the meeting.


What:   Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting

Where:  Westminster Elementary School Auditorium

             1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd

             Venice CA 90291 (enter from Westminster)       

When:   Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time:    7:00 pm -10:00 pm

 Parking is available in the school staff parking lot. Enter the parking lot off of Westminster Avenue about one block west of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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Tue., May 26:  Venice High School Community Meeting

Join us for a Project Planning Meeting for Comprehensive Modernization of the Venice High School campus.  It is important that Venice High School stakeholders learn about this very substantial project and have the opportunity to attend the meeting.   

Date:   Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time:   6:00pm
Place:  Venice High School Student Cafeteria
           13000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Santa Monica Gets Tough on Short-Term Rentals
SANTA MONICA (  [5/12/15] - The Santa Monica City Council has taken a stand against short-term rentals like those listed on Airbnb after residents complained it was exacerbating the housing shortage.
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Merchandise and Non-Food Street Vending Regulation
A City Council motion was introduced by Councilmember Huizar, asking various departments to look into the feasibility of regulating merchandise and non-food street vending in the City of Los Angeles. 
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Recreation and Parks Report re: Park Supervisor
During its consideration of the 2015-16 Proposed Budget for the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), the Committee asked RAP to report back on the following question: Budget Impact No. 74- Report back on a workload analysis for the Superintendent position for Venice Beach and identify an optimal staffing model.
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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.

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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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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 .