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Venice Residents Sue the California Coastal Commission

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Image via KCET's SoCal Connected short documentary on the issue
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Earlier this year when Venice residents were fed up with the vehicular homeless taking up the streets with RVs and allegedly dumping water illegally onto lawns and into the streets, the local neighborhood council held an election, ultimately approving overnight parking districts that would limit such activity. But the true legal authority in the manner was the California Coastal Commission who balked, voting against the proposal saying it was not there place to decide on social issues.

The lawsuit contends that the Commission does not have the authority on where people can park or not in coastal areas. After all, Santa Barbara passed a similar ordinance about a similar issue without going through the Commission. Residents would rather see RVs park in areas such as campgrounds where sewer hookups exist.

Catch Up on the Issue with this video from KCET's SoCal Connected.