Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

Bonin’s Office Talked to a Coastal Commission Director in December about Tiny Homes for the Homeless on Beach Parking Lots 

  How long has Councilman Mike Bonin been communicating with Coastal Commission representatives about his desire to house the homeless at beach parking lots and City parks? Since at least December 2020. Following are the December 2, 2020 emails obtained … 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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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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Letter to a Midwesterner Explaining the Palisades Fire and Homelessness

Dear Mom, You may have heard that we had a brush fire in Pacific Palisades. Even though the brush hadn’t burned in nearly 60 years, we were lucky because there were no winds and no structures burned. They caught a … Continue reading

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Letter: Resident Points Out City Does Not Own Beaches

Hon. Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles Hon. Nury Martinez, President, Los Angeles City Council Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chair, City Council Homelessness & Poverty Committee (HPC) Hon. Kevin de León, Hon. Joe Buscaino, Hon. Monica Rodriguez & Hon. Nithya … Continue reading

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Organizers Cancel Fourth of July 5/10K Races After Inaction by City Officials

Covid-19 restrictions have been rapidly easing across Los Angeles County, but apparently not fast enough to save this year’s Fourth of July Will Rogers 5/10K Race. At the least, said Race Director and Co-Founder Bian Shea, it takes several months to organize … Continue reading

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City Council Committee Hearing on Thursday Will Address Using Beaches and Parks to House Homeless

On March 31, without alerting neighborhoods in City Council District 11, Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas sent the following motion (Council File 21-0350). The proposal seeks to provide temporary-style housing for the homeless at several sites, including Will Rogers State Beach, … Continue reading

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Email Invite: ‘Grassroots Kickoff and Fundraiser for Justice Champion Mike Bonin’

Circling the News received an email titled “Grassroots Kickoff and Fundraiser,” announcing that CD-11 Councilman Mike Bonin has launched his fundraising for re-election in 2022. The text reads: “Councilmember Mike Bonin is not your typical public official, and that often … Continue reading

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Members of Community Council’s Executive Board Are Perturbed about City/County Inaction

The Pacific Palisades Community Council sent a letter on April 29 to County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Mike Bonin asking them, “Will you reject or withdraw any proposal to use the public state beach parking lots for … Continue reading

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