The Venice Neighborhood Council will hear a presentation on healthcare reform from Dr. Susie Baldwin, a member of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), at its meeting Tuesday, August 18th.

The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Westminster Elementary School auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

PNHP is an organization of over 16,000 American physicians advocating for single-payer national health insurance. Baldwin plans to give a slide presentation covering some of the advantages of a single-payer healthcare system.

Baldwin’s presentation will follow statements from community members who are seeking to fill a vacancy on the neighborhood council resulting from the resignation of Dexter O’Connell from the position of community officer. A vote to select one of the nominees will take place at the council’s board meeting next month.

In other business, the council will hear motions to rescind its earlier approval of four previously adopted motions brought by the Homelessness and Vehicular Occupancy Committee. These motions to rescind, brought separately from two board members, result from the form and presentation of the motions adopted. If the motions to rescind are passed, substitute language will be considered at the September meeting.

A motion asking the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to increase the amount of power it provides from solar sources will be considered, as well as approval of the neighborhood council Land Use and Planning Committee’s recommendation to deny a hotel project in the 300 block of Ocean Front Walk.

Snacks and coffee will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.