Category Archives: Councilman Mike Bonin

Bonin Casts Dissenting Vote on Approving $2 Million to Post Signs for Anti-Camping Enforcement

 (Editor’s note: This story, published on November 2 in the Westside Current, is reprinted with permission.) The Los Angeles City Council today [Tuesday] approved spending $2 million from its homeless services fund for the printing and installation of signage to enforce a … Continue reading

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Councilman Bonin Delays Forcing Action at Ballona Wetlands;  Asks for Feasibility Study

Millions of birds fly along a 7,500-mile migratory route between northern Alaska and the southern tip of South America. Wetlands, including the freshwater Ballona Ecological Reserve in Playa Vista, provide vital resting points. Ballona is in an unique location between salt and … Continue reading

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Readers Write Regarding Councilman Mike Bonin

  Circling the News has received several notes from readers regarding the recall petition drive against Councilman Mike Bonin and other actions taken or not taken by the Councilman: RECALL IS A SHAM: One reader wrote: “I would love to … Continue reading

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Villanueva Visits Westchester Park, Bonin Pushes Back On Twitter

(Editor’s note: Circling the News received the following letter from a Westchester resident, which was sent to the the Recreation and Parks Commissioners and RAP General Manager Michael Shull on October 22: “I drove by the park yesterday and saw … Continue reading

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Councilman Mike Bonin Said Judge David Carter Knew the Plan

At the annual Democratic Garden Party, held September 19 via Zoom, Councilman Mike Bonin was one of several City and State officials who was featured. Bonin was asked about his plan to house homeless on beaches and in public parks, … Continue reading

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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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