Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

Letter: Marina del Rey Public Boat Launch Is a Disaster Evacuation Site

(Editor’s note: L.A. City Administrative Officer Matthew Szabo released an August 10 feasibility study stating that several City beaches and parks – including Will Rogers State Beach — were not good locations for proposed homeless villages. But Councilman Mike Bonin’s proposal … Continue reading

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Water and Power Bills Too High? Call Ratepayer Advocate Pickel

Residents continue to be dismayed over the dramatically rising utility bills and register complaints with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Other residents feel there is nothing they can do to fight DWP, and just pay the bills. … Continue reading

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DWP Gives the City an Annual Donation to Meet Its Budget 

At the annual Palisades Democratic Club meeting on January 31, one person complained on Zoom about his high DWP bills. Mayor Eric Garcetti asked that person to contact his office and he would help. How helpful will the Mayor be? Circling … Continue reading

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A Local Victory: City Beaches and Parks Are Not Feasible to House Homeless

The City of L.A.’s Chief Administrative Officer recommended on Tuesday that the city not pursue tiny homes or safe camping sites at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey, or at a … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Beach a Valuable Resource for All Angelinos

(Editor’s note: On May 26 Councilman Mike Bonin co-proposed using parking lots at two popular beaches — Will Rogers State Beach and Dockweiler — a parking lot at the Marina del Rey Boat Ramps and two Recreation Centers to house … Continue reading

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Hyperion Investigation Shows Breakdown Worse than Reported: Catastrophe Barely Avoided: Sewage Sent to the Ocean

(Editor’s note: Published by permission by the Westside Current.) On July 11, the Hyperion Water Plant began to receive a “very high volume of trash pieces” even though it was a typical summer day with no rain. Trash started to overwhelm … Continue reading

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Beaches and Parks 4 All Group Opposes City Council Intentions; Releases Survey Results

Beaches and Parks 4 All is an alliance of citizens from Council District 11 who are fighting for continued access to beaches and parks for children and families. A virtual meeting was held on July 19 and statistics were released … Continue reading

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City Zoning Administrator Hears Shell Station Convenience Store Arguments

The L.A. Department of City Planning held a virtual public hearing July 7 regarding the proposed convenience store at the Shell station, corner of Sunset and Via de la Paz. CTN had asked the planning department about the status of … Continue reading

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Beach Parking Lots Have Already Been Analyzed for Housing the Homeless

The City Council voted 13-1 on a motion by Councilman Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas to study the feasibility of using Will Rogers State Beach, Dockweiler Beach, LAX land and two city parks, Mar Vista and Westchester, as sites to … Continue reading

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City Planning to Hear Shell Station Mini-Mart Plans Wednesday Morning on Zoom

The Department of City Planning will hold a public hearing on Zoom regarding the Shell Station’s proposed convenience store tomorrow, July 7, at 10 a.m. Owner Saeed Kohonoff purchased the corner station (at Via and Sunset) after selling his Mobil … Continue reading

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