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Blog Calls for a 'Public Health Alert' in Venice Area

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Alleged fecal wastewater dumped at a street corner in Marina Peninsula | Photo via Yo! Venice


Alleged fecal wastewater dumped at a street corner in Marina Peninsula | Photo via Yo! Venice
Controversy over the mobile RV homeless population in the RV area is nothing new, but it looks like the ante has been raised. This weekend a couple living in an RV in the Venice area allegedly dumped their "black water' onto a city street, prompting the local blog Yo! Venice to issue their own style of a health alert.

"It appears that the recent RV Dweller 'victory' (with The Coastal Commission decision to refuse overnight parking districts in Venice) has given the RV Dwellers a sense of entitlement and empowerment, as they are now brazenly dumping their fecal waste on the streets of Venice in total disregard for the law, public health concerns and common decency," explained the blogger named Bret about the alleged dumping at Pacific and Fleet, which is in L.A.'s official Marina Peninsula neighborhood. "Whereas in the past RV Dwellers 'sneakily' emptied their septic tanks directly down the storm drains, these days they are taunting homeowners and renters by dumping their human waste directly into the streets."

Bret recommends not walking barefoot and to be careful in general. "This public health alert from YoVenice will remain in effect until the politicians stop arguing semantics and actually try and get the residents of Venice some relief from these lawless street dwellers by enforcing existing laws," he continued.

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Earlier this month an RV dweller was caught on video going throwing debris at a Fox News reporter who was covering a July California Coastal Commission ruling that Los Angeles filed a lawsuit over. The commission said the city could not place overnight parking restrictions, which could solve residents' problems with their new neighbors.

In the meantime, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl hopes a proposed overnight parking program called Streets to Home will help ease tensions. For background on the issue, KCET summed it up nicely in 2009.