State Representative Autumn Burke speaks about SB 50

There will be a homeowners association meeting for another zone of the MVCC taking place on April 25th. State Representative Autumn Burke will be there speaking about SB 50 - and it would be great for the members of our community there as well to listen to what she has to say and give her feedback about our opposition to it.

We have two very important issues at this meeting.

First, the 7-story, 83-foot tall 12444 Venice project is back - with a new developer! Please come and hear about the new developer’s proposal. Once built, the project will become a “blueprint” for our area’s future development.

Second, we will hear from a representative of our Assembly Member, Autumn Burke, about Senate Bill 50 which will create a right for developers to buy a single-family home, knock it down and build a multi-story apartment building housing dozens of people on the same small lot, if the lot is within a half-mile of a “major transit corridor”. In our area, preliminary analysis shows, homes within a half mile of Venice Boulevard, between roughly Palms and Zanja, from Centinela to Lincoln, will be affected. City Councils will lose most authority to regulate such new uses and neighbors will lose most of their current ability to seek a development appropriate for their neighborhood.

A copy of the agenda is also enclosed. It will also be posted on their website -

SB50 Opposition Email Campaign

Livable California has an email campaign and here are the details and link. I just did it. Easy. 

We need about 10,000 emails from around the state to make an impression. 

Here’s a quick way to Oppose SB 50.

Use the link below to email your Opposition to SB50 with the Senate Governance and Finance Committee before April 17. Your opposition will be recorded in the Committee Report for the Hearing on April 24th.

It’s simple. You can edit the message or just send Oppose as it’s written. 
Please send this to all concerned and interested neighbors, friends and family.  

LADOT Transit Launches Demand-Response, Shared Ride Pilot Program in Los Angeles’ Westside

LADOT Transit Launches Demand-Response, Shared Ride Pilot Program in Los Angeles’ Westside

LAnow, a mobile application-based, on demand shared-ride pilot program, will offer a transportation alternative on the Westside 

Los Angeles (March 7, 2019) -- LADOT Transit announced the launch of an on-demand transportation service pilot program called LAnow that will serve the Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles beginning March 11, 2019. LAnow is a shared-ride service that matches passengers traveling to, from, and within Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms service areas. The new service offers residents, visitors, and commuters of these areas the opportunity to hail a ride using a convenient mobile application on their smartphones, on a computer, or by phone.