February 19, 2016
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Your VNC Board of Officers Takes Action
Metro Bus Depot
At Tuesday's Board meeting, your elected representatives took a number of actions to protect our community on issues of emergency preparedness, sidewalk repair and public art. The Board also heard Metro's initial presentation regarding affordable housing plans for the Main Street bus depot.  

In land use news, Board members narrowly recommended approval of a Land Use Plan amendment to amend the definition of "remodel,' while rejecting a proposal to revise Historical and Cultural Resource listings.  

The evening's marathon hearing concerned LUPC's motion regarding support for an application to change 417 Ocean Front Walk from apartment to hotel use.  With a record number of speaker cards submitted, your Board of Officers voted 10-6-1 to recommend denial of the change of use.

Also addressed was the notable issue regarding violations of Conditions of Approval by a Rose Avenue restaurant, with the Board voting to postpone the Planning Department's "Plan Approval" for one year, to enable the applicant to develop a record of compliance for official review.

Your Board of Officers is scheduled to meet again on Tuesday, March 15, and is always ready to hear neighborhood concerns and solution suggestions.  We carry your voice to City Hall.  
Venice Neighborhood Council Election
Sun., Feb 21:  Big Blue Bus Major Service Changes

In anticipation of the opening of the Expo Light Rail Line in Spring 2016, BBB's next Service Change is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2016 and is the second phase of a major redesign of Big Blue Bus routes. Our goal is to provide greater service, better connectivity and more convenient transportation options for customers throughout the region.
More. . .                          
February:  Street Resurfacing/Striping - Rose Ave. Bike Lane
VNC working with NC Emergency Preparedness Alliance
El Nino is Here!  Are you Prepared?
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.  
More. . .                       

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 .              
Stay Connected
Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter
Venice Neighborhood Council
PO Box 550
Venice, CA 90294