A Venice Blvd. road diet, under attack, defended for now by democratic rule in the Mar Vista City Council.
Mar Vista City Council Zone 2 Director and Streetsblog LA Editor Damien Newton contextualizes a public Mar Vista City Council meeting. Data hungry measure L, asking for evaluations from bike orgs, an ADA consultant, regular CD1 surveys, and that LAPD, LAFD, City of LA, and LADOT data be shared by certain deadlines, passes. Measure M asks for an immediate reversal of Venice Blvd.’s lane reductions. At-Large Director Rob Kadota uses a rule against resubmitting failed measures to table Measure M at 9:00. MVCC Zone 1 Director Ken Alpern, who along with MVCC member Sherri Akers submitted both measures, responds to this as a personal attack. Claiming a record of promoting bikeways, Alpern warns Kadota to “watch it” at 23:45. He may be threatening a recall of Kadota, as his constituents are threatening to progressive City Council 11 member Mike Bonin over the Venice and Playa Vista road diets. Newton explains the recall effort and how you as a non-councilmember can begin to stand up to Alpern and his anti-road diet constituents’ recall efforts at 37:55.