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by Venice Artist
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Take a walk down the Venice Boardwalk and be surprised ! the re-sale cheap commercial merchandise is not long proliferating and crowding the area with hawkers and flea-market-junk being the main things there. Now all sorts of art and artists are the west-sidewalk displays. What a change !
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An open letter has been seen to LA City Council, Venice Neighborhood Council and others involved in the process of clearing up the abuse and mess that flea-junk-sold by commercial vendors monopolized on the Venice Ocean Front Walk.
See whole letter at www.WowVeniceIsActive.wordpress.com
After so much effort by many activists and many residents from Venice, a new ordinance has been not only written but also is being ENFORCED by the LAPD. Surprise !
More is still needed but the main clean up - of what has long been an eyesore and a misuse of free city spaces - is cleaned up.
The LA City Parks and Rec dept listened and put into action with other agencies what has long been a grievance to those who want Venice Ocean Front Walk to be scenic, healthy, clean, artistic and a family-beach friendly place to visit.
Not a flea market any more. Not unexpected violence or threats and bullying or usurping sidewalk and grassy knoll spaces to 'save spaces to vend rent-free' bought and sold.
Now, it is more like what the tourist books used to describe as Venice Beach, =a place for everyone to visit [not to buy buy more junk]. With the ocean in view and not blocked by tents.
With the sidewalk space opened up for pedestrians instead of
commercial resale-vendors blocking on both side of walkway.
What an accomplishment has occurred here!
Come see for yourself and maybe write about your experiences there too ...share with others, not just complaints because changes are happening, but actual 'reviews' of what you see or find there [like YELP has reviews that are helpful information maybe ?]
Some of us, artists, creative positive people, are glad to see that all kinds of 'art' are now the main displays allowed, plus political expressions and the feeding the disabled/homeless spots are also permitted.
A clean up of those who bicycle or skateboard on the sidewalk is still needed to prevent injuries to pedestrians, children walking and even pets who are hurt by fast-moving objects rushing on sidewalk made for people walking.
Come and see for yourself !
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