Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join City Councilman Mike Bonin on Saturday for a canvass of Mar Vista, knocking on doors to invite residents and business owners to attend a Jan. 25 information session about improvement plans for Venice Boulevard.

Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative aims to revitalize key neighborhood corridors as pedestrian- and small business-friendly public gathering places through infrastructure upgrades and community networking.

The mayor and Bonin have chosen the 0.8-mile stretch of Venice Boulevard between Beethoven Street and Inglewood Boulevard as the Westside pilot project for Great Streets. Both have emphasized that public participation will guide the Mar Vista project’s work plan.

Volunteers assisting with Saturday’s canvass will gather at 9:30 a.m. at Fire Station 62 (11970 Venice Blvd.) and begin walking at 10 a.m. Register to volunteer at 11thdistrict.com.

The Jan. 25 gathering takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mar Vista Farmers Market, 3826 Grand View Blvd.

Call (310) 575-8461 or email do@lacity.org for info.

— Gary Walker