January 15th 2014 |
VCA Annual General Membership Meeting
Monday, January 27, 2014
Please join us at 6:30 PM for a Wine & Cheese Social, followed by the General Meeting.
Please note we have a new venue this year:
Marina City Club
Galaxy Ballroom, 4333 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey [map]
Complimentary Valet Parking
Meet our Councilperson Mike Bonin at the Wine and Cheese Social!
If you wish to run for a Board of Directors position, please notify us at email@example.com
or call 310.301.6223 and leave your contact information on or before Friday, January 24th.
The first meeting of the newly elected Board will take place on Monday, February 3, 2013, at 6:30 PM.
- Only General Members in good standing may run for a seat on the Venice Canals Association’s Board of Directors. As per 2004 Amendment to VCA By-Laws, and for purposes of continuity, Board seats are staggered in 2-year terms.
- If you are not currently a general member and would like to become one, please visit our website at www.venicecanalsassociation.org and download a membership application.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday, January 27th!
NOTE: We distributed flyers that list the incorrect date at the bottom. Monday the 27th is the correct date.
November 17th 2013 |
We are delighted to announce our most popular tradition:
The 32nd Annual
Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade
Sunday, December 15
This year’s theme is “It’s A Wonderful Life”
Parade will begin 4:30 pm at the corner of Eastern & Sherman Canals
Pre-registration for boat parade entries is a must to be eligible to win prizes. Info to follow soon.
For further information, or if you have a boat that you will not be entering and are willing to lend it to a neighbor; or you need a boat to enter;or you want some advice or help on how to decorate a boat; contact Sandy Berens at (310) 463-3323.
Light up your home and canal for the
Best Dressed Homes & Bridges Contest
Judging for the Home & Bridge Decorating Competitions will be
Saturday, December 14th
Winners will be announced at the beginning of the Parade on the 15th.
November 4th 2013 |
Lots of spooky little critters arrived for Canalloween this year, full of tricks and treats and pizza. Here are some of our favorite pics:
November 1st 2013 |
Several months ago, the Venice Canals Association applied for and was granted Community Improvement Project funding from the Venice Neighborhood Council for the purchase and planting of 205 new Saltbush Plants (Atriplex Lentiformis Breweri). The Atriplex serves as a city required safety barrier, and is placed along the water way in lieu of any fencing.
Mariposa purchased the plants recently and have been waiting for the right time to do their planting. The plan is to start the work during the last few weeks of October. Initially, Mariposa will care for the new plants.
If you have these new plants in front of your home, you can help with their success after the initial phase by digging a small narrow trench adjacent to the sidewalk. This will allow you to water during the dry periods without having the water run into the canals. Fill the trench with water periodically (at least weekly) depending on the weather.
Thank you to the Venice Neighborhood Council for approving the funding for this important environmental safety barrier planting project. We hope that all canal residents join us in protecting and nurturing these plantings.
August 16th 2013 |
Recently, the Venice Canals Association (VCA) and the Voice of the Canals (VOC) have been informed by the Council Office that complaints have been received about plants encroaching onto the public sidewalks. The Council Office has asked us to bring this problem to the attention of all Canal residents.
The overgrowth of shrubs and flowers onto the narrow Canal walkways is a serious hazard to pedestrians. There are some areas where almost half of the sidewalk is impassable and people have to walk in single file. Older people with canes and walkers, wheelchair bound pedestrians as well as parents with strollers are in danger of personal injury as they attempt to avoid these obstructions.
We would like to remind all residents of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 56.08(a), which addresses the encroachment of trees, hedges and vegetation onto a public sidewalk. For safety and legal reasons, “plantings adjacent to the sidewalks cannot encroach into the walkways.” Tree branches must be 9 feet above the walkways.
The Canals also have a special easement condition. The City has an easement on both sides of the sidewalk, extending 2 feet to the water’s edge and 4 feet towards your residence. The property owner is required to maintain their four foot easement.
Please join with all the Canal residents and look at your garden and perimeter plantings and trees to ensure that they don’t encroach onto the walkway.
The Los Angeles Department of Street Services has issued citations in the past to Canal residents. We have been asked us to inform the community to comply by September 30th to avoid a citation.
If you wish to contact the VCA or the VOC, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.
Download this announcement as a printable flyer (100K PDF)