Posts Tagged ‘permits’

On March 11, 2015 the Institute for Public Strategies gave a 2 hour workshop at Oakwood Receation Center, in Venice.  Tricia Keane, Planning Director for CD11 and Claudia Martin, Westside Neighborhood Prosecuter spoke and answered questions.  The event was well attended by Venetians interested in, and frustrated by, the alcohol licensing process that is currently creating an over-concentration of alcohol outlets in Venice (108 to date), immediately adjacent family neighborhoods, causing a nuisance problem for the community.

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KEEP VENICE STREETS FREE — HEARING @ CA COASTAL COMMISSION – THURS. JUNE 13

JATAUN_NOPDJune 6, 2013 at 5.00 pm, was the last day to submit letters, emails & petitions opposing Overnight Parking Districts (OPDs) in Venice.

BUT…we can still make our voices heard by attending the CA Coastal Commission (CCC) hearing next Thurs. June 13 which begins @ 8:30 am in Long Beach, CA.

If you are available on that day PLEASE join us in telling the CCC that you want to keep coastal access to Venice beach free and open to all, as stipulated by the 1976 CA Coastal Act; and, if you live in Venice, that you don’t want to have to pay to park on your street!

NOPDs supporters are meeting @ 7:00 am on Thurs. June 13 at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 –

We will be busing and/or carpooling to Long Beach – contact David Busch for info. about bus/carpools.

PLEASE COME IF YOU CAN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN VENICE.

The hearing will be held at City of Long Beach, City Council CHAMBERS, 333 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802 (415) 407-3211

Go here to view the CCC agenda, scroll down to Thurs. June 13: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html

Go here – CCC_NOPD-6-2013 to view the May 31, 2013 report made by CCC staff, Charles Posner, who states: 

“Staff is recommending that the Commission approve the coastal development permits for the proposed permit parking program with special conditions to ensure that the public will continue to be able to access the shoreline recreation areas in the early morning hours. The recommended special conditions begin on Page Three.”

For more info. on this topic go here: https://spiritofvenice.wordpress.com/nopd/

Hope to see you there — it will be well worth the effort 🙂

Best,
SOV

VENICE VOTES by CLAY CLAIBORNE

DISSATISFIED WITH THE WAY THE FEB. 21, 2009 OVERNIGHT PERMIT PARKING ELECTION WAS RUN? SEND COMPLAINTS TO THE DEPT. OF NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT (DONE) and VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (VNC) : 

D.O.N.E  ~ Deanna Stevenson (deanna.stevenson@lacity.org)

D.O.N.E. ~ Leyla Campos (Leyla.Campos@lacity.org)

V.N.C. ~ secretary@venicenc.org

Here is the D.O.N.E. website for those wishing to check out more info ~ http://www.lacityneighborhoods.com/page2.cfm?doc=home

Here is the D.O.N.E. Election Procedures webpage ~ http://www.lacityneighborhoods.com/electionProcs.htm  

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Below is a copy of the mail Mark Lipman sent to the VNC board and president:

Hi Mike,

I’m sure you are aware of the final results of the election by now and of the series of complaints that are going to be filed from different sources over the election itself. What happens from that happens.

So you know, there are three complaints that I will support:

1:  That after the second initiative was filed that the ballot was not simplified for a straight YES or NO vote on permit parking.  This objection was made several times during the process of setting up the rules for the election and was ignored by both the Rules and Elections Committee and Adcom.

2: That by having both initiatives on the same ballot, it sufficiently confused the issue for voters that it had the effect of denying me my rights as a stakeholder in Venice to have a fair election on the initiative I presented under article 5 section A on the VNC ByLaws.

3: That initiative B, was not valid to begin with as it was submitted by a sitting board member.  As board members you give up certain rights as stakeholders – as clearly explained when running for a seat on the board.  Ivan Spiegel, chair of the elections committee also agrees with me on this point and has said so to me verbally. 

In fairness, I would call for a new election with a straight forward YES or NO vote on parking permits for Venice in a more neutral location, at a time that would be open to a greater diversity of our community.  

By looking at the demographics of the vote, Saturday afternoons at the library (which is located closely to the more affluent section of Venice), highly favors the pro-permit parking side and therefore is too biased to be considered valid.

Alternatively, if we considered holding a supplementary election at say the Oakwood Recreation Center, for the rest of the Venice population that did not get to vote yesterday, solely on initiative A, I would consider valid the results of the two vote totals combined.

This would in effect be an expansion of the democratic process by including more of the population while at the same time counting the votes of those who already cast a ballot on this issue.

Either solution is acceptable to me.

Best regards,

Mark Lipman

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D.O.N.E. website:  http://www.lacityneighborhoods.com/page2.cfm?doc=home

(SOV)

Dear Friends,

We have received the following update on the Venice Overnight Parking Districts.

Today, the Bureau of Engineering (BOE) issued its Notice of Decision and Final Staff Reports for the 5 Overnight Parking Districts (OPD) for the Venice area. These documents are available for your review at http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg/Environmental_Review_Documents.htm.

The five areas are:
Oxford Triangle Area (OPD No. 520)
East Venice Area (OPD No. 523)
West Venice Area (OPD No. 522)
Presidents Row Area (OPD No. 521)
Villa Marina Community (OPD No. 526)

The Notice of Decision for each is being issued today by BOE and the notices are being mailed out to all interested parties (everyone who has contacted the consultant or Bureau of Engineering about the Coastal Development Permits).

This starts a 10 calendar day appeal period.

Following that, the Board of Public Works has 30 calendar days to hear the appeals and make a final decision on the local permits.

Then everything is sent to the California Coastal Commission (the Commission). There is a 20 working day appeal period, which starts the day the notice is received by the Commission. The Commission also will need to issue permits for the East and West Venice OPDs. They generally hear and decide on the appeals and permits at the same time.

The Commission meets monthly, but the meetings alternate between northern and southern California locations. We have requested that this matter be heard at a Southern California meeting, which may extend it a month.

If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Meyer at (949) 930-7259, or if you require an appeal form, please contact Julie Van Wagner at BOE, (213) 485-5754 or via e-mail at Julie.VanWagner@lacity.org

Thank you,

Nate Kaplan
Communications Deputy
Office of Councilman Bill Rosendahl
213.978.0770
213.400.1142 (cell)
www.councilmanrosendahl.com