The Venice Neighborhood Council has scheduled a town hall meeting to address the needs of the Venice community as a top tourist destination in Southern California.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 in the Westminster Elementary School auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

Neighborhood council members note that Venice has been described as the largest public destination for tourists in Southern California, with visitors coming from around the world.

Along with the millions of visitors come visible impacts to the community’s infrastructure such as long lines at Ocean Front Walk restrooms, overflowing trashcans on the beach and at other destinations, traffic gridlock and lack of parking, neighborhood council members explain.

At its town hall meeting, the Venice Neighborhood Council will ask residents and other stakeholders to express their opinions on whether the city does enough to serve the millions of visitors a year. The focus will be on both identifying the challenges and suggesting solutions.

Snacks and coffee will be provided. There is no charge for this event and it is open to the public. Comments are encouraged.

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