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Development/Gentrification

March 2008 – Fences

The Venice Neighborhood Council on Feb. 19 took up the issue of the maximum height of front fences and hedges. The meeting took place the same night as the meeting in Oakwood (see page 1), but seemed to be a different city. Most of those in attendance opposed the city ordinance limited front fences and...

March 2008 – Chain Stores Be Gone

A Venice free of chain stores came one step closer to reality, Feb. 20, thanks to the tireless efforts of Venice Unchained. A City Planning Department meeting on the subject was held at Westminster Auditorium at the urging of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl. The 50-plus Venetians in attendance supported the plan to ban “formula retail stores”...

February 2008 – The Manhattanization of Venice

By Jim Smith The tallest building ever proposed in Venice is on the drawing boards and planning committee agendas. At 31 stories, the building will tower over anything for miles around. It will be a landmark for approaching airliners and ships at sea. It will be reviled by motorists struck in gridlocked traffic on Lincoln...

February 2008 – Law Abiding Citizens Vow Crime Spree Over Fencing Regulations

By Georgie Gravel Always, just always, it amazes me how people will move to Venice, attracted by the openness, airy, loose lifestyle, and freedom of expression, and then put up fences to keep all that good stuff out.  I am an innocuous-looking gent that observes, asks questions and listens. Listening is key. Listened to people...

February 2008 – Los Angeles Practices LCP Interruptus

By John Davis The City of Los Angeles is flouting the law, to the detriment of all of us coastal dwellers.  Chapter 1, Section 30006, of the California Coastal Act reads as follows: “The Legislature further finds and declares that the public has a right to fully participate in decisions affecting coastal planning, conservation and...
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