The Venice Neighborhood Council Board of Officers will hear a report on the impact of a recent federal court ruling striking down parts of the Los Angeles law regulating activities on Ocean Front Walk.
A federal judge ruled last month that the lottery system used for granting permits to performers and sellers likely violates the First Amendment. Also struck down by the judge was a rule barring the use of musical instruments or amplified sound between 9 a.m. and sunset in designated areas.
The report will be made at the neighborhood council’s regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Westminster Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
In addition to hearing the report, the board will consider three recommendations that would affect activities on the boardwalk. One motion recommends that more time be allowed after sunset to tear down and vacate a designated space, while another suggests that a regulation governing use according to type of activity be simplified. In a separate motion, a stakeholder has asked for increased regulation of dogs in the area.
Also on the agenda is a report from Dr. Elsa Mendoza, principal of Venice High School, on the status of the school and on ways the community can become involved in the school’s plan for improvement and growth. In other business, the board will hear a motion recommending that several regional pick-up sites be reinstated for the city’s Winter Shelter program, which provides shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
Snacks and coffee will be provided at the meeting.