Venice Neighborhood Council

Venice Place Groundhog Day

The Venice Place project, which would cover almost an entire block with a 78-room & 4-apartment hotel, two restaurants, a liquor store, and a spa, is headed back to the West Area Planning Commission again, if only for a rubber stamp. During eight years of fighting over several versions of this project, support has come...
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Summation of VNC’s Fascistic Removal of Matt Fisher

Venice, CA— Break down of the February VNC board meeting's unhonorable motion to remove preeminent PoC and Unhoused advocate Matt Fisher.
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Editorial on Upcoming 2019 Venice Neighborhood Council Elections

The election for the board of the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019. A big voter turnout is expected and much controversy will surely follow
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VNC Candidates: Anything but George Francisco

Venice, CA - An important candidate consideration for Venice Neighborhood Council Elections 2019

What Needs to Be Said

by Mark Lipman Due to the draconian 1 minute time limit for public comment at the Venice Neighborhood Council – which prevents a calm and respectful conversation on the issues that are most important to the community, here is my full statement for the people of Venice and VNC: I moved to Venice in February...


By Lisa Robins “Everyone wants to help the homeless….but Not In My Backyard!” This is the overwhelming challenge facing the implementation of HHH, the LA City measure approved by 77% of voters providing funding for housing for the homeless. Several months back, there was an opinion piece in the Argonaut titled “Confession of a Venice...

Report on Alleged New Public Art Space on 3rd & Rose Ave.

Venice, CA— Gentrification agents pit marginalized communities against each other in attempt to displace unhoused citizens.
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If George Francisco Could Speak

George Francisco is the Vice President of the Venice Neighborhood Council. Why is it that he doesn’t say much at meetings?

Against The BID – Business Improvement District

Notes from the neighborhood meeting. Dear Venice Friends and Neighbors Opposed to the Venice Private Police Department (BID): THANK YOU for spending Saturday morning together, and raising the important questions and concerns about the proposed Venice Beach BID. Based on the meeting’s discussion, we have summarized the follow up information and actions below. Please let...
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