Venice Town Council Takes Action Against Over Development

By C.V. Beck

At the Venice Town Council meeting, October 10, a presentation was made by Ms. Lucille Saunders of the La Brea-Willoughby Coalition on a lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles’ City Council, and its Department of Planning, plus John Does 1-10. 

It is a petition for writ of mandate in the public interest to compel the city to follow their own laws and codes in planning and zoning law and the city’s General Plan requirements. The city has not filed the required annual reports for adequacy of infrastructure since 1999. It is therefore in violation and failing to perform the duties it is supposed to do.

In other words, derelict in its duty to the citizens of Los Angeles. Needless to say, this has aroused some interest in the community and people are looking forward to relief from the relentless overdevelopment and crass money-grubbing of the developers, their toadies and hangers-on. 

The next Town Council meeting is 7pm, Friday, Nov. 14 at the United Methodist Church Auditorium, 2210 Lincoln Blvd.