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File #: 21-925    Version: 1 Name: "Venice Boulevard for All" Support Letter
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 4/21/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 4/26/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Discussion of a Letter of Support for the "Venice Boulevard for All" Project; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 2021-04-26__ATT__Draft Letter of Support from Mayor Fisch for Venice Boulevard for All Project.pdf
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CC - (1) Discussion of a Letter of Support for the "Venice Boulevard for All" Project; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: April 26, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office
Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Michael Schneider (Streets for All) and Meetings and Agendas - City Council (04/21/2021).

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar (04/21/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss a Letter of Support for the "Venice Boulevard for All" project; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On April 12, 2021, Michael Schneider from "Streets for All" provided a presentation to the City Council regarding the "Venice Boulevard for All" initiative. Mayor Fisch received City Council consensus to join neighbors in signing a letter of support for the project to be brought back for approval at the April 26, 2021 City Council meeting.

About "Venice Boulevard for All" Project

The website for "Venice Boulevard for All", states:

Venice Boulevard was formerly a state highway (CA-187) and administered by Caltrans. Recently, the stretch between Lincoln Boulevard and Cadillac Avenue (near Fairfax Avenue) was returned to the City of Los Angeles, and the City is now working on a plan to bring the road up to a "good state of repair." Along with the street itself, Caltrans gave the City $14M to improve this stretch of Venice Boulevard. Project supporters want the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) along with neighboring Los Angeles City Councilmembers to implement the City's own Mobility Plan for this stretch...

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