Venice Beach BID Community Update - August 2020

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September 15, 2020

AUGUST 2020 


Download a PDF file of the VB BID Services in August 2020

JULY 2020 


Download a PDF file of the VB BID Services in July 2020
Clean Team data is provided by Chrysalis. Safe Team data is provided by Allied Universal.
1. The bags of trash are an estimated 45,333 lbs.
2. Two miscellaneous incidents were recorded that are not represented in the above infographic.
3. Includes noise complaints, misuse of bikes and scooters, and public drinking/smoking/urination/defecation.
4. Includes safety escorts, responding to alarms, medical emergency/accident responses, and lost individuals.

 

VENICE BEACH BID IN THE COMMUNITY
Summer Cleaning In Recap

It’s officially summer at Venice Beach! While summer may be calmer this year due to the global pandemic, the Clean Team crew hasn’t slowed their pace in keeping the district clean. Two larger projects of note so far this summer:

The BID increased capacity to dispose of district waste and bulky items, meaning you can now call for bulky item pickup within 24 hours. BID staff still cannot remove personal property. However, the BID teams are working with unhoused residents to determine what property has been abandoned by others and what items encampments no longer want.

On June 24th the Clean Team did a focused cleaning effort along Speedway and N/S Venice Blvds removing graffiti, stickers, weeds, and debris. Team members painted over graffiti on dumpsters and blue trash cans and removed stickers affixed to light poles. Weeds and debris on the canal walkways were also cleared.

BID staff have noticed an uptick in graffiti throughout the district. Remember that graffiti removal is a service that the BID provides. Regardless of the surface, call dispatch to assess possibilities for removal. If you would like to leave your unique paint color with the BID for as needed touch ups, please call to coordinate with Shira Moch.

The BID is here to help! Please call for assistance with any needs. For questions or feedback, please email the BID at admin@venicebeachbid.com.

BEFORE
AFTER

Please Call Us!

In an EMERGENCY situation, please call 911 before notifying the VB BID.
To request service for non-emergency incidents, call our dispatcher at
310-396-VBID (8243).


JUNE 2020 


VENICE BEACH BID IN THE COMMUNITY
Please Welcome Shira Moch, Our New Project and Operations Manager


With a strong background in urban planning and community development, Shira Moch brings a skill set that will serve our district well. She earned a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA and a B.A. in urban planning, community development, and political science from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Shira comes to us from the City of Santa Monica where she was an assistant planner in the Community and Cultural Services Department.
 





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MAY 2020 


VENICE
 BEACH BID IN THE COMMUNITY

MORE HELP WITH BULKY ITEM PICKUPS IS NOW AVAILABLE WITHIN THE DISTRICT!

We are very aware that extra trash and bulky items have been piling up in the district – and we can help! On or before June 29, we will be increasing our capacity to dispose of district waste. This means that you will be able to call the BID for pickup of bulky items within 24 hours, and as often as possible we will come right away. Please note that we still cannot remove personal property. However, the BID teams are also working with our unhoused residents to determine what property has been abandoned by others and what items encampments no longer want. We understand that sidewalks in many areas have become unwalkable and are doing what we can to assist with this.

Please remember that we are here to help and call on us as needed. If you have feedback or questions for us, please email the BID at: admin@venicebeachbid.com.

These are Our Summer Hours:

Our Clean Team works 7 days a week.
Normal winter hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Issues called in after 4:00 p.m. may not be able to be resolved until the following day.


The Safe Team operates 7 days a week.
Normal winter hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Please Call Us!

In an EMERGENCY situation, please call 911 before notifying the VB BID.
To request service for non-emergency incidents, call our dispatcher at
310-396-VBID (8243).