Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

The Legality of Using City Email List Questioned

(Editor’s Note: This CTN editor has four emails. One is personal, one is with Circling the News, but two are from prior newspaper jobs from about 2003 to 2017. The emails are not used, but kept for contacts. Prior to … Continue reading

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Westchester Residents Continue to Feel Effects of Bad Policy

(The June 30 letter was sent to Councilmember Mike Bonin and cc’d to Circling the News and the Westside Current.) Just this week, we have had two more incidents in Westchester Park involving a dangerous homeless man approaching children. A … Continue reading

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Discretionary Funding: Transparency Sought: Bonin Uses His for Homeless

(Editor’s note: The Pacific Palisades Community Council asked Councilman Mike Bonin to use discretionary funding to keep the “Beach Patrol” intact.  The patrol is LAPD officers that work with the nonprofit, all-volunteer Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to prevent … Continue reading

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Community Council Asks Councilman Mike Bonin for Additional Police

The Pacific Palisades Community Council passed a motion at its June 9 meeting to approve a letter asking Councilman Mike Bonin to use discretionary funds to allow for additional police officers to the Palisades Beach Detail this summer. The entire … Continue reading

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Buscaino Asks City to Pass Motion to Ban Camping at Libraries

Pacific Palisades residents will be happy to hear about a new motion (LAMC 41-.18 and 56.11) submitted by Councilmember Joe Bucaino on June 3 that would prohibit lying, sleeping and storing personal property within 500 feet of a library. A … Continue reading

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Letter—Could Prop K Pay for a New Playground?

A March 13 story “New Playground Desperately Needed at Palisades Recreation Center,” elicited a letter from a long-time Pacific Palisades resident Barbara Kohn, who wrote: Residents should check with the City as to the amount of Prop K Funds that … Continue reading

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Lack of LAPD Personnel Makes Traffic Enforcement Iffy

  In February 27 Musings, Circling the News reported that Mike Bonin had announced that the City Council was making the city safer for pedestrians by lowering the speed limits on certain roads, including stretches on Palisades Drive. While it’s … Continue reading

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Bonin Proposes Shelters as a “Matter of Right”

Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilmembers Nithya Raman and Marqueece Harris Dawson on February 9, introduced a motion in the Homelessness and Poverty Committee, that has now gone to the Planning and Land Use Committee in increase housing for the homeless. … Continue reading

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Street Repaving Requested for La Cruz – and Other Palisades Streets

A 1953 water pipe ruptured on La Cruz on February 2. A portion of the street needed to be repaved after the repair was made. The street was already in bad shape with alligator cracking and ruts. (Alligator or fatigue … Continue reading

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L.A. County Sheriff Responds to Plea from Residents/Nonprofits

After nearly a year of watching the Ballona Wetlands destroyed by the people living in illegally parked RV’s, who dumped garbage into the water, broke fences, used the area as an outdoor toilet and did drugs unimpeded, residents and nonprofits … Continue reading

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