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Fight Back, Venice!

Fight Back, Venice! is an group of Venice neighbors committed to informing, engaging, empowering and mobilizing our community to ensure the equal application of the law for all who live, work and play in Venice.

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The Reese-Davidson Community on the Venice Canals

The biggest development in Venice since the days of Abbot Kinney, the Reese-Davidson Community on the Venice Canals will be constructed on a 2.65-acre parcel in a residential area straddling Grand Canal at the Venice Boulevard entrance to Venice Beach, a block from the southern edge of the Venice Boardwalk.

Venice is a containment zone ... and working families are paying the price.

Massive Homeless Population Growth

Between 2016 and 2020 (the most recent year for which an official count is available), the homeless population grew by 133% in Venice but just 45% in the City of Los Angeles as a whole.

Disproportionate Population

Consequently, in 2020, Venice accounted for 4% of the land but 59% of the homeless population in beach communities along the Santa Monica Bay, and 5% of the land but nearly 60% of the homeless population in Bonin’s Council District 11.

Unfair Distribution

Moreover, at just 3-square-miles, Venice accounts for 15 time more affordable housing than Brentwood and Pacific Palisades combined and has a dozen new or pending housing projects, yet the City is openly using Venice’s high rates of homelessness to justify yet more housing projects here.

Fiscal Harm

According to Compass, the average sale price in Santa Monica and surrounding communities (Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, etc.) increased by more than 37% in Q2 2021, while the average sale price in Venice increased by only 4.97% (less than the long run annual average growth rate in the hottest housing market in modern history). Days on market, similarly, climbed by nearly 10% in Venice against an average decrease of 17.4% in surrounding neighborhoods.

In short, Venice working families are paying the price for Bonin’s containment policy with their most valuable assets.

Heard Around Venice

When I first heard about this project I thought it was a joke. The amount of anger Venice residents have towards this project is creating deep wounds in our community.

R. F.

Venice Resident

Mr. Bonin ...consider that you are at the apex of a profound failure of civic leadership on the westside, the results of which we are seeing and living daily via assaults, robberies, burglaries, and increasing lawlessness.

R. G.

Venice Resident

As a Venice resident, taxpayer and voter in all national, state and local elections, I am so deeply disappointed to realize how irrelevant my safety, wellbeing, and voice are to you, Council Member Bonin.

S. F.

Venice Resident

I don't feel safe at night anymore, as they wonder the streets late a night, stealing whatever they can in order to sell it the next day or so on the boardwalk (such as my amazon packages, plants, etc).

S. C.

Venice Resident

This is just a call for Bonin to further punish Venice for not supporting him. Why should 200+ homeless transients live on the canals for free when I, as a local resident , could not afford the taxes, let alone the purchase price ???

H. G.

Venice Resident

This project is nothing more than a handout to developers and the expense of the taxpayers and the community at large. It isn't serious about improving the lives of the incompetent...

A. U.

Venice Resident

Documenting the Battle for Venice

over four years of fighting for Venice

Be Heard: I Oppose the Massive Reese-Davidson Community on the Venice Canals

Take Action Now - SIGN AND SEND THE EMAIL BELOW TO OPPOSE THE REESE-DAVIDSON COMMUNITY ON THE VENICE...

Be Heard: VNC Letter – I Oppose the Venice Median Zone Change from Open Space to Commercial!

Take Action Now - USE THE FORM BELOW TO SEND AN EMAIL TO THE VNC IN SUPPORT OF...

Be Heard: City Letter – I Oppose AB1197 and the Legal and Environmental Abuses It Represents

Take Action Now - USE THE FORM BELOW TO SEND AN EMAIL TELLING THE CITY YOU OPPOSE AB1197...

Be Heard: City Letter – I Demand an EIR for the Reese Davidson Project

Take Action Now - USE THE FORM BELOW TO SEND AN EMAIL TELLING THE CITY YOU DEMAND A...

Update: Special VNC Meeting Tonight to Approve Motion on Scope of EIR for Monster on the Median

Update: The motion was unanimously approved. A letter will now be sent to  Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mike...

3 Massive Housing Projects on 8 Acres

Mike Bonin currently has 3 housing projects – covering more than 8 acres – planned for Venice on publicly owned land, positioning Bonin to become the largest developer in Venice since Abbot Kinney himself.