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Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce gives businesses and consumers hope for the future!

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will be educating businesses and consumers how to survive the current economic environment with a Business and Consumer Expo. This event will be held on February 18, 5-8p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Delfina, 530 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. This event will provide information and techniques for businesses on how to grow/maintain in a tight market. It will also showcase businesses and government offices that give local consumers insight to what the community has to offer them. The event is free to the public and will also feature work from local artists.

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Venice Neighborhood Council to Hold Special Election Regarding Overnight Parking Districts

Stakeholders of the Venice Neighborhood Council will get a chance on Saturday, February 21, to vote on two stakeholder-originated initiatives regarding Overnight Parking Districts established for Venice by the Los Angeles City Council. The text of the two initiatives can be found below. The election will be held at the Venice Public Library between 12:30pm and 3:30pm and will be governed by rules posted on the VNC website at VeniceNC.org/node/1154.

Text of Initiatives

Initiative A – Rescind OPDs (Over Night Parking Districts) in Venice

To fairly represent Venice, the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) must Rescind any VNC Board Approval of Overnight Parking Districts in Venice and transmit a letter stating such to the Los Angeles City Council Office, the Bureau of Engineering, the Department of Transportation, and the California Coastal Commission.

Initiative B – Affirm Venice Stakeholders Right to form OPDs

Venice stakeholders re-affirm that Venice residents have the same democratic right as other L.A. residents to establish, by 2/3 petition signatures, OPDs for their blocks to preserve parking for residents and for night-time security, and call upon the VNC to communicate affirmation of this right to pertinent governmental bodies.

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