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OFW Committee

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:31

OFW Committee – January Meeting 2017

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:37
When: January 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Where: Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA

 

VNC Arts Committee Special Meeting

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 21:07

Administratice Committee meeting

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 14:28

Joint Board & Discussion Forum Committee Meeting Agenda

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:26

AGENDA

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Discussion Generator

Discussion Framework

 

In thinking about the agenda for our January 10, 2017 Discussion Forum Committee meeting, I started with the last page of the December 13, 2016 meeting’s Discussion Generator which ends with the following ‘meta-question’:

 

What changes to the current land-use laws would discourage the discouragement and encourage the encouragement of construction of homes in existing residential communities which would become, over time, within the economic reach of ownership by our less wealthy residents?

 

My recent efforts to further broaden this ‘meta-question’ are reflected in my following replacement question:

 

What changes to current laws would discourage the discouragement and encourage the encouragement of efforts to provide more less expensive ‘homes’ in residential communities in a way which would become over time within the economic reach of ownership by less wealthy residents – ‘homes’ where they and their families would feel they ‘belong’ to a ‘community’ without the fears common in ‘ghettos’ – a systemic approach which would create and then maintain a housing supply/demand  balance in all residential communities in which diversity could more naturally evolve?

 

I consider answers to the above ‘meta-question’ critical to developing any strategy capable of implementing the intent of the Diversity Vision Goal which reads as follows:

 

Consider strategies that encourage & facilitate realistic recommendations designed to increase economic diversity, including [affordable 

less expensive*] housing, etc.

[* Clarification inserted November 24, 2014 by Joe Murphy]    

 

By generalizing the question and calling it a ‘meta-question’, I’m hoping that it will make our DFC discussions more deliberative – more likely, as intended by the Board in its Venice Neighborhood Council Vision Goals:

 

.. to promote a more proactive, collaborative vision for VNC Committees to include in their deliberations as they formulate recommendations for Board consideration ..

 

and to thereby implement its

 

.. intent .. to create a working framework of integrated strategies capable of achieving, over time, broader consensus and increased .. [Focus on Children, Participation, Walkability, Diversity, Creativity, Collaboration, Brainstorming]

Public Hearing Notice For January 18 Regarding 1708 North Lincoln Boulevard

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 06:37

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 1708 North Lincoln Boulevard.  It will consider an appeal, in part, of the Zoning Administrator’s Determination to approve a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of beer and wine for on-site and offsite consumption in conjunction with a proposed change of use to restaurant/market with outdoor patios, only as it relates to off-site parking.

Public Hearing Notice For January 18 Regarding 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, and 1910 S. Penmar Avenue

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 06:16

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, and 1910 S. Penmar Avenue.  It will consider an appeal of the Deputy Advisory Agency’s decision to approve the subdivision of a maximum of three (3) small lots and the construction of three (3) new small lot homes, in accordance with the City’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, with deviations of minimum lot areas of not more than 20 percent.

Public Hearing Notice For January 18 Regarding 519-521 East Boccaccio Avenue

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 06:03

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 519-521 East Boccaccio Avenue.  It will consider the demolition of an existing duplex.

Public Hearing Notice for January 18 Regarding 519-521 South Narcisus Court

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 05:53

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 519-521 South Narcisus Court.  It will consider the demolition of an existing duplex.

Public Hearing Notice for January 9 2017 Regarding 515 East Washington Boulevard #109

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 08:31

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 515 East Washington Boulevard #109.  It will consider a Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale and dispensing of beer and wine for on-site consumption, in conjunction with an existing 993 square-foot restaurant with 26 interior seats, with hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Public Hearing Notice for December 19 Regarding 918 E. Milwood Avenue

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 08:19

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 918 E. Milwood Avenue.  It will consider the demolition of a one-story duplex with a detached garage and construction of a new two-story, 2,682 square-foot single-family dwelling with a rooftop deck, attached two-car garage, and a swimming pool.

Public Hearing Notice for December 19 Regarding 676 & 678 E. Marr Street

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 08:04

You are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding 676 & 678 E. Marr Street.  It will consider the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling on two lots and the construction of a three-story, 2,383 square-foot single-family dwelling with a rooftop deck at 678 Marr Street and the construction of a three-story 2, 686 square-foot single-family dwelling with a rooftop deck at 676 Marr Street; each project provides two parking spaces.

Rules & Selections Committee Meeting

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:55

This is a special joint meeting of the VNC Board and Rules and Selections Committee and utlizing the minimum allowed 24 hr notice.

Agenda

Community meeting re: 417 Ocean Front Walk

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:52
Venice Suites, LLC
417 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
31 0-566-5224 Dear Neighbors,
We want  to invite you to a neighbor gathering so that we can seek community feedback and discuss
improvements to Venice Suites located at 417 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291. We are proposing to remodel two units to accommodate disabled people.  We are adding a loading zone
on private property off of Speedway. The building will add fire sprinklers as well.  We are
requesting a paper change of use to transient occupancy residential. There will be no change to the
exterior or an increase in units or square footage. We will host a meeting on December 12, at 5:00 to 6:00 at the Rose room behind the
Venice Ale House at 2 Rose Avenue. We look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions please  feel free to call us at
310-566-5224 or email at Manager@venicesuites.com.
Sincerely, Ethan and Randy
Venice Suites Managers

417-ofw

Joint Board & Discussion Forum Committee Meeting Agenda

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:03

AGENDA

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Discussion Generator

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related LA Times OpEd articles

Zoning Doesn’t Work For A Growing City

Changing Rules of Game to Close California’s Housing Gap

Discussion Framework

 

The attached LA Times OpEd – contributed by two individuals who clearly understand the history of US land use and its zoning underpinnings – challenges both the mayor’s Hoover Style Development & the protectionists’ Neighborhood Integrity Initiative strategies for dealing with the current LA Housing Crisis. It has implications for the VNC’s LUP and Homeless Committees among others.

The authors of the attached propose the following alternative integrated strategy:

    • Instead of trying to preordain exactly what is or isn’t allowed on every single piece of land, we should abandon micromanagement and — simultaneously — think big by funding improvements to infrastructure.
    • We should begin by eliminating parking requirements and easing up restrictions on commerce in residential areas, which can make neighborhoods more walkable and diverse.
    • We should reverse the bans on density that hindered L.A.’s ability to absorb new housing units in the early 1970s, resulting in today’s affordability crises.
    • We should undo community planning policies that exclude low-income residents from “high opportunity” neighborhoods by limiting where multi-family housing can be built.
    • Opening up the city to more small and medium scale projects can empower families, building groups, co-ops and community corporations to become their own developers and city shapers, rather than trying to block change in order to feel heard.
    • But such tweaks will only take us so far. If we want a better city, we as a community need to build a framework for productive growth, more equitable access to opportunity, and a more sustainable future. A safer street grid, expanded transit, well-maintained and shaded sidewalks, sustainable water and energy systems, more parks and adequate city services are the real pathways to a city that works for everyone.
    • If we focus on public projects that benefit us all, a better city will evolve around them.

PCT Meeting

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 08:01

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