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The Theft of a Community

By Mark Lipman Remember that everything Hitler did was legal … and it was by design. The problems that we face here in Venice, across this city and country, are created by no less of a design. Any issue you can name can be linked back to the roots of greed and want of power....

What are Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Why Should Venice Community Members Be Concerned?

What is a BID? Business Improvement Districts (“BIDs”) are public-private partnerships, established under State and local laws that give Cities the power to form districts in which all businesses in the district pay assessments to supplement municipal expenditures. More recent statutes greatly expanded the power of BIDs, including authorizing expenditures on private security and sanitation...