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More Sewage Dumping Reported on Venice Streets, Residents Call for Police to Enforce, You Know, the Law

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New Venice campaign bumper sticker | Image via Yo! Venice


New Venice campaign bumper sticker | Image via Yo! Venice
RV dwellers allegedly dumping their sewage onto city streets became a big news topic last week after Venice residents began documenting and publishing the incidents online. The city took swift action, arresting one person and creating a working group to address human waste, but the dumping reportedly continued.

Now a group of residents have formed Don't Dump on Venice to call on the city to, for one, enforce existing laws. It is illegal to sleep in a vehicle parked on a pubic street in Los Angeles, but in Venice residents are angered by the lack of enforcement of that law (what is this, some kind of Hamsterdam?).

Also, "The group also demanded immediate release of the City Council’s unanimously approved Oversized Vehicle sign petitions from Councilman Bill Rosendahl and also an immediate reexamination of this issue by the California Coastal Commission," explained Bret at Yo! Venice.

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Venice has become ground zero for RV dwellers living on public streets. According to one user-review website, it's a good place to live because the "police do not enforce city ordinance against lodging in your vehicle.”