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Venice RV Parking Restriction Makes List of 10 Most Ridiculous Anti-Homeless Laws

July 30, 2011 in Driving, Law, Law Enforcement, Real Estate, Social issues, Transportation, West Side

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Some of the RVs and campers along 3rd Avenue in Venice

Consider this a parting shot from homeless advocates who have lost the latest battle in the long-running Venice parking war: the National Coalition for the Homeless has named Venice’s “oversize” vehicle nighttime parking restriction one of The 10 Most Ridiculous Anti-Homeless Laws in America.

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Venice RV Parking War Heats Up

February 19, 2009 in Driving, Law Enforcement, Social issues, West Side

img_0801While Venice residents await the world’s best coffee shop, they are dealing with a more bitter tasting issue.  As the Los Angeles Times reported last month, the problem of overnight camping in recreational vehicles (“RVs”) in Venice is boiling over. Los Angeles Metblogs has covered the issue of overnight RV camping in Los Angeles area neighborhoods for some time.  The latest development in Venice is the proposal, credited to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, to create so-called “special zones” away from the neighborhood streets, where people would be able to spend the night in their vehicles.  According to the Times, Santa Barbara, CA and Eugene, OR have such parking zones.

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