Support for California Coastal Commission to allow Overnight Parking Districts in Venice, California.
Re: Support for Settlement of /Venice Stakeholders Association vs Coastal Commission/ lawsuit/Coastal Development Permit for Venice Overnight Parking District/
Application Nos. 5-08-313, A-5-VEN-08-343 & A-5-VEN-08-344
We the undersigned urge you to adopt the settlement in the above lawsuit.
This compromise agreement will allow Venice residents to finally exercise control of late-night parking on their blocks and enhance neighborhood security while also providing additional beach access for visitors.
This agreement is supported by the majority of Venetians, as demonstrated by the February 21, 2009 Neighborhood Council plebiscite in which almost 60% of residents voted in support of residents having the option to implement overnight restricted parking on their blocks.
Many Venetians have had to live for years with the noxious impacts of those who camp on our doorsteps in RVs and campers. It is time for your commission to honor the requirement in the Coastal Act that the Commission balance resident concerns and needs with those of beach visitors.
The settlement agreement strikes just the right balance.
Please vote for the settlement!