VENICE Ca -Councilmember Mike Bonin is asking for the price tag and feasibility of putting temporary shelters in numerous public and [some ] private land in Council District 11. The motion was presented on the same day the city council met in a closed session to discuss the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights lawsuit.
In the motion Bonin presented to the Homelessness and Poverty Committee on Wednesday, March 31, Bonin asked the City Administrative Officer (CAO )and Department of Recreation and Parks to evaluate the feasibility and funding for numerous projects in the district that includes public and private property.
The following proposed locations in Bonin's motion include:
• A temporary site for single-occupancy tiny homes or safe camping at the county-owned parking lot at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades
• A temporary site for single-occupancy tiny homes, safe camping or safe parking site at the county-owned Parking Lot #3 at Dockweiler Beach
• A temporary site specifically for RV safe parking located at the county-owned RV park at Dockweiler Beach
• A temporary site for single-occupancy tiny homes or safe camping site at the county-owned parking lot at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey
Bonin also asked CAO to evaluate and identify funding for a temporary site for single-occupancy tiny homes or safe camping sites at a property owned by Culver City for a joint LA-Culver City program.
Bonin is also looking at a lease agreement for safe camping at a privately-owned parcel at 5000 Beethoven Avenue in Marina del Rey, including providing services where a large tent encampment currently exists.
Along with the CAO, Bonin asked the Department of Recreation and Parks to evaluate the feasibility of identifying a portion of Westchester Park and Mar Vista Park for a safe camping program.
The Airport also seems to be back on the table. Bonin asked the CAO to work with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to identify and fund an airport-owned site the city can use, pending FAA approval, safe camping, safe parking, or tiny homes.
Bonin also asked the Housing and Community and Investment Department (HCID) to work with willing potential sellers to purchase additional hotels or motels, subject to further City Council approval, with additional Project Homekey funds that may become available July 1, 2021.