At 9:30am on Wednesday of the first full week of every month, the Ocean Front Walk Task Force convenes at James Beach restaurant.

The meetings are convened by Arturo Piña, Field Deputy to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, and include representatives from County Beaches and Harbors, Recreations and Parks, the LAPD, and the City Attorney, as well as local merchants, artists, business owners and residents.

At the September meeting, topics of discussion included the opening of the skate park on October 3, and the Recreation and Parks Department’s intention to continue the P-Zone lottery throughout the year.  Local artists, objecting to commercial vending on the boardwalk, passed out copies the ordinance that governs vending on Ocean Front Walk, while City Attourney Gita O’Neill did her best to explain what it means in layman’s terms.

According to Piña, the task force began in the ‘90’s, and Rosendahl brought it back when he became Councilman for the district.  The next meeting will be held on October 7. It is free, and open to anyone interested in Ocean Front Walk.

–Ian Lovett

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