Category Archives: City/Councilman Mike Bonin

Porta-Potties for the Homeless: City Dollars Hard at Work

  When people drive by homeless encampments at different sites, near the V.A., in West L.A. or in Venice, at almost all of them there is a porta-potty or a portable sink. The City, during the pandemic, installed portable hand-washing stations … Continue reading

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Personal Delivery Devices for Restaurants May Soon Arrive in the Palisades

A personal robotic delivery device that looks like a beverage/food cooler on wheels may soon come to Pacific Palisades. Councilmember Mike Bonin’s transportation deputy Eric Bruins appeared before the Pacific Palisades Community Council on June 10 to answer questions about … Continue reading

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Letter: Residents Urged to Oppose $5 Million Proposal by Councilman Mike Bonin

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter regarding a motion that will come before the homeless and poverty committee on Monday. Residents in different neighborhoods in Mike Bonin’s Council District 11 have started to share information that may … Continue reading

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Letter from Pacific Palisades Community Council to LA City Explaining Why Will Rogers Should Not Be Used for Homeless

(Editor’s note: the following letter was sent on June 10 from the Pacific Palisades Community Council to Richard H. Lewellyn, Jr., City Administrative Officer (CAO) and to Matt Szabo, CAO appointee (effective 7/4/21), who is current Deputy Chief of Staff … Continue reading

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Kamer’s Study Highlights Traffic/Pedestrian Dangers in Will Rogers Beach Area

  Resident Lou Kamer shared a preliminary traffic study he conducted in the Will Rogers State Beach Area, where Councilman Mike Bonin is proposing to house the homeless. “I am putting out a call to residents, businesses, etc., to gather … Continue reading

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City Council Votes 13 to 1 to Pursue Homeless Feasibility Study

  The L.A. City Council voted today to approve a motion by Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas (Motion 21-0350) to study the feasibility of using Will Rogers State Beach, Dockweiler Beach, LAX land and two city parks, Mar Vista and … Continue reading

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Westchester Neighborhood Council Opposes Bonin Motion

(Editor’s note: Paula Gerez, president of the Westchester Neighborhood Council, spoke eloquently at today’s City Council hearing regarding the Bonin/Ridley-Thomas motion that seeks to house homeless individuals on two County-owned beach parking lots and in several City parks. She has … Continue reading

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OPINION: Times Editorial Calls Bonin Enterprising, Shames Pacific Palisades Residents

The Los Angeles Times editorial on Sunday (“Shelter Next to the Beach?”) stated that Councilman Mike Bonin’s idea of turning the Will Rogers Beach parking lot into a village for the homeless should be considered. Since many Circling the News … Continue reading

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Opinion: Bonin Doesn’t Address Mentally Ill Homeless with “A Budget to Build Back Better”

  Councilman Mike Bonin sent a May 23 Newsletter to residents, “A Budget to Build Back Better,” detailing how he would spend $1 billion to fight the homeless crisis. The solutions and money centered almost solely on housing. He noted: … Continue reading

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Two Councilman’s Different Views on the Palisades Fire

Councilmember Mike Bonin in CD 11 wrote on Twitter: “Arson is a heinous felony and the person responsible for setting the #PalisadesFire and risking the lives of residents and firefighters should be prosecuted and held fully accountable. Intentionally setting a … Continue reading

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