The Westside Tenants Union held a meeting at the Venice Community Housing Corp. (720 Rose). 39 people were in attendance and some of the issues discussed were:
Causta Hawkins: state law that should be overturned
Stopping evictions for seniors and handicapped
Taking pictures or calling 311 when you see a green fenced property
The importance of showing up for meetings
Historic Preservation Overlay Zones
Pattern impractice lawsuit
Crashing secret meetings ( page 1: Business As Usual)
There was also an exercise on how to make important points in under a minute when speaking to the media or to city officials.
The W.T.U. also held a Rally earlier last month at the abandoned Senior Recreational Center (Westminster & Pacific), the dog park, is also located here. The building has been vacant for over 3 years and could be used as a storage facility for the “houseless”.
Mark and I spoke during a campaign garden party on April 24th held by he and his wife at Beyond Baroque (681 N. Venice blvd.) Although optimistic about the Senior Center expansion the project is still pending after 3 years of trying. – Minister Saffron
Categories: Housing, Tenants/Lincoln Place
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