The Venice Neighborhood Council Board of Officers will address a recommendation to the City of Los Angeles regarding pedestrian access to the Oxford Triangle at its meeting Tuesday, January 19th.

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

The proposed recommendation, while not binding on the city, could have a large role in determining the outcome of a long-standing controversy in the Oxford neighborhood, council members say. Two access locations, one at Thatcher and Princeton, the other at Carter and Berkeley will be considered.

In other business, the council will begin a discussion on the planned Los Angeles city budget and its impact on neighborhood council funding. A summary of the city’s 2010 budget situation will be presented and recommendations will be explored. A vote to determine VNC policy will be taken at a board meeting this spring.

The VNC’s 2010-2011 Community Improvement Project funding program and availability of applications will also be announced. This program distributes money to projects based on a competitive application process.

Snacks and coffee will be provided at the meeting. Admission is free and open to the public.