Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

Westchester Park Is Again under Siege as Transients Keep Setting Up Tents 

  A Westchester resident wrote Circling the News on August 31, “Just when we thought we could breathe a sigh of relief, we were pulled in again.” According to the resident, a Tuff Shed (small storage structure) was delivered to … Continue reading

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Sidewalks Are Public Walkways

A young man gathering signatures for the “Recall Bonin” petition was accosted by Caruso security on the sidewalk along Sunset, near Erewhon, on August 24. Two readers contacted Circling the News and said that “Caruso’s employees are claiming that the sidewalk … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Versions: Councilman Mike Bonin and the Venice Stakeholders Association

According to the August 5 L.A. Times Editorial (“Homeless People on Venice Beach Got Interim Housing. Can’t This Happen All Over the City?”): “Over the course of six weeks, service providers aided by local officials moved 211 homeless people who … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey Leader Issues Statement Opposing Homeless Shelters at Busy Parking Lot

(Editor’s note: Responding to Councilmen Mike Bonin and Mark Ridley-Thomas’ motion to place the homeless at Will Rogers and Dockweiler Beaches, Westchester and Mar Vista Parks, the L.A. Westside Municipal Building, LAX, Marina del Rey Boat Ramp, Dockweiler RV Park … Continue reading

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LA City Clerk Approves Draft of Petition to Recall Councilman Mike Bonin

(Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Venice Current on July 13, and is reprinted with permission.) A petition for the recall of Councilmember Mike Bonin is approved for circulation, the Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk announced … Continue reading

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State Will Fund Potrero/PCH Pedestrian Bridge, Offering Pedestrian Access to the Beach 

State Senator Ben Allen confirmed at the July 8 Community Council meeting that the state will budget $11 million to build a pedestrian bridge over PCH that connects Will Rogers State Beach with the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon. … Continue reading

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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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