At its meeting this month the Venice Neighborhood Council will hear from its Education Committee regarding the Los Angeles Unified School District’s decision to temporarily allocate four rooms from the Westminster Elementary School campus to a charter middle school seeking space.
The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the Westminster Elementary School auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.
The board will consider a motion brought by parents and activists opposing the co-location of the middle school on Westminster’s campus. LAUSD School Board Member Steve Zimmer is scheduled to give a presentation on the “state of education” in the Venice/Mar Vista area.
In other business, the board will hear a presentation from City Council District 11 staff member Arturo Pi—a on possible revisions to city ordinance 85.02, which prohibits sleeping in vehicles. The proposed revision is scheduled for a hearing by the city’s Transportation Committee Wednesday, March 23.
The presentation will include an update on the contract for the Vehicles to Homes program between Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and People Assisting the Homeless (PATH). No public discussion will be heard at the meeting.
Two other motions from the Land Use and Planning Committee will be considered by the board; one to approve a beer-and-wine beverage license for Santino’s Restaurant, at 1611 Pacific, and one to approve the legalization and continued use of a 7-unit building at 14 Jib on the Marina Peninsula originally constructed in 1975 as a 2-unit building with guest rooms.
Additional reports and motions will be heard regarding the city’s budget problems as they relate to neighborhood council funding and possible revisions to city procedures for neighborhood council elections.
Admission is free and open to the public. Snacks and coffee will be provided.