Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

VIEWPOINT: Should the Community Council Become a Neighborhood Council?

In one of my Musings on September 29, (“VIBRANT OR HO-HUM?”), I noted that while researching a story about Councilman David Ryu’s motion seeking to halt construction during the fire season in Very High Fire Severity Zones,   I went to … Continue reading

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Hey, Pacific Palisades, Here’s Some Parking Meter Revenue Money (Just Kidding!)

In 2018, residents were informed by the City that Pacific Palisades, as part of a pilot program, would receive a portion of the town’s parking meter revenue to spend on various street beautification efforts in the business district. The money supposedly was set … Continue reading

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Promised Parking Meter Money from 2018 and 2019 Is Likely Gone, Thanks to City Budget Cuts

Whatever happened to the parking-meter money Pacific Palisades was supposed to receive via a City pilot program? Councilman Mike Bonin promised in December 2018 that upwards of $50,000 was coming our way for beautification projects in the business district. In a … Continue reading

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Want Action with the City? Give to a Campaign Committee, Hire a Lobbyist

A Los Angeles City Council Member can receive only $700 in yearly campaign donations from an individual. This individual can also donate $800 to an office holder’s account each year. That means that somebody who wants to support Councilman Mike … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: The Real Results of Mike Bonin’s “Reimagining Public Safety” Survey

By: ALLAN PARSONS Los Angeles District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin recently wrote an Argonaut opinion piece (“Reimagining Public Safety”) in which he presented results of data collected from a June survey of his CD11 constituents. The survey attempted to crowd-source … Continue reading

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Residents Grill Bonin about Highlands Eldercare Facility during PPCC Meeting on Zoom

About half of the 75 people watching the Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting on Zoom on July 23 had questions about the proposed Eldercare building at 1525 Palisades Dr. in the Highlands. Resident Harris Leven asked Councilman Mike Bonin if … Continue reading

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Neighbors Are Angry and Frustrated over Confusing Residential Building Regulations. What Can Be Done?

One resident wrote to Circling the News and said, “During this ‘stay-at-home time’ I’d love to open my doors and let the fresh air come in, save on air conditioning and lighting. But I can’t from 8 a.m. until 5 … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Councilman Bonin Should Advocate Fairness for Everyone If the City Opens Its Beaches

On April 15, Pacific Palisades Community Council Chair David Card and WRAC Chair/PPCC chair emeritus Maryam Zar participated in a Zoom conference with Councilmember Mike Bonin and other CD-11 neighborhood/community councils. Knowing that Mayor Eric Garcetti was going to release … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Have Your Coronavirus Questions Answered by Councilman Mike Bonin

Councilman Mike Bonin sent out the following notice on Thursday: “This Saturday [April 18], I am hosting a telephone Town Hall event about the COVID-19 crisis to answer your questions. The town hall will be held via teleconference on Saturday … Continue reading

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CTN Tries to Gather Information at Three City Recreation Centers; Escorted Out of One Gym by the LAPD

I gave myself a simple reporting task. The media and residents have been told that sheltering the homeless in about a dozen City of L.A. recreation centers has been a success and the program most likely will be expanded to … Continue reading

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