Secret Meetings Held By Rosendahl?

Posted: January 11, 2010 in Gentrification
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From: Rick Selan

Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 22:30:09 -0800

Dear Captain Hiltner and CD11 Councilperson Bill Rosendahl,                1-08-10

Enclosed are two letters about meetings held by CD11 Bill Rosendahl to which I request the agenda and minutes as it affects the safety and communications  of the Venice-Mar Vista community. One speaks of a meeting today; one speaks of a meeting two days ago.  Did these meetings truly exist or was this community and Oakwood and all of Venice  again tampered without notification of what was happening? There is a failure to communicate by CD 11 and it needs to be addressed immediately. I am here to address an issue that appears to be dealt with in back rooms rather than with the people. This is wrong!

Strangely, I received two calls yesterday that there was a meeting on Wednesday with CD11 Rosendahl and 100 people attended  but no one knew where the meeting was held. Did police and Officer Skinner  meet with the 100 individuals attending this meeting? Where was this meeting?

The meeting  supposedly was to get input from residents to remove all the RV’s in Oakwood. Yesterday, according to seniors,  Officer Teresa Skinner and four officers and 2 trucks began ticketing RV’s and placing notices on RV’s  informing them they have 72 hours to move their vehicles. Police, according to  seniors, were checking vans to see if people were living in them. Also a senior informed me that police were placing Ordinance 4502 signs on RV’s stating you can’t live in your vehicle. Yesterday’s activities, according to seniors,  were on 7th between California and Broadway upsetting community.

Today there was an ugly robbery in Penmar. Was this related to the alleged meeting and the police action without notification?

There could not have been a meeting today as the letter at the bottom states  as activities started a day or two ago with the police activity in Oakwood. Are these RV’s and individuals being moved out of Oakwood being coming into Penmar and Mar Vista without out advanced notice to Penmar/ Mar Vista  by CD11 or VNC or MVCC or Police ?  Why wasn’t the Oakwood/ Penmar/ Mar Vista community  contacted about this demographic change in population? 

You appear to be less than fair in communications to all Venice and Mar Vista from what appears unilateral decision making. I hope you might prove me wrong, but I sadly do not see it coming.  


Rick Selan

  1. freevenicebeachhead says:

    Worse than that. See the motion Bill made at the Transporation Commitee:
    Rosendahl acts to evade Coastal rules. Motion to ban RVs from 2-6am. Where’s the compassion?


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