Garcetti & Bonin Unveil Plans for Generously Appointed Village at MTA Lot in Advance of October 17 Venice Town Hall
Registration for the event was reopened — under pressure from FBV and others — but Garcetti and Bonin confirmed this morning that many Venice residents will be denied entrance to the Meeting Hall and relegated to an outdoor overflow space.
Send a One-Click Emailto tell Bonin and Garcetti that this is NOT OKAY! All Venice Residents have a right to be FRONT AND CENTER on Wednesday.
You can againRSVP herebut you will not be guaranteed admission to the Meeting Hall.
Village Amenities Include Art Space, Community Gardens, Pet Play Area, Bike Pavilion and Outdoor Lounge Areas with Contemporary Furniture
100 Beds for Adults, Plus 54 Beds for Transition-Age Youth
Cost of Village Not Yet Provided
According to KPCC, Nearly a Quarter of the City’s Existing Shelter Beds Go Unused Every Night
New Media Reports Confirm That City Will Be Unable to Keep Promise to Clean Up Surrounding Area
Information on cost has not yet been released, but as you can see from the following snapshots, the campus will consume the entire 3.1-acre lot, and offer a broad range of desirable amenities not available to the average Venice renter, including an art space, community gardens, a bike pavilion, pet play areas and outdoor lounge areas complete with contemporary furniture and Weber BBQs.
The number of beds (100 adult and 54 youth) will barely make a dent in Venice’s existing 1,000-person unsheltered population, and recent news reports in the LA Times show that (even if they wanted to) Garcetti and Bonin will be unable to keep their “promise” to clean up surrounding areas because of opposition from civil rights attorneys and social services groups.
To maximize visibility for the October 17 Venice Town Hall, we are producing and selling Fight Back, Venice! t-shirts and hats for purchase for $20 each. Buy one here and pick it up on the night of the event at our Westminster Elementary Booth.
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.