March 2008 – Fences

The Venice Neighborhood Council on Feb. 19 took up the issue of the maximum height of front fences and hedges.
The meeting took place the same night as the meeting in Oakwood (see page 1), but seemed to be a different city. Most of those in attendance opposed the city ordinance limited front fences and hedges to 3.5 feet. One speaker maintained that higher fences meant higher property values. Several spoke of concerns with crime, and a few, who had apparently never heard of the Venice Specific Plan, said they could do anything they wanted with their property. The VNC passed the buck to a new taskforce that will study the issue.

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