Venice Blvd. Improvements Project Concerns/Withhold Support

Venice Blvd. Improvements Project Concerns/Withhold Support

Proposed by Jay Handal and MTC on October 24, 2022
Formally adopted by WRAC in February 2023 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Brentwood Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council


Refers to City Council file 22-0694

The ______ CC/NC, a member of the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils, is concerned that removing one vehicle lane in each direction on Venice Blvd. between Inglewood Blvd and National Blvd. will divert traffic onto other adjacent local, collector and arterial streets. Until such time as LADOT conducts modeling studies to predict the volume of vehicular traffic that will be diverted off Venice Blvd. when the road diet component of this project is installed, our Council will be withholding its support for Phase One of the Venice Blvd Mobility Improvements project.

The member Councils directly affected by this project are: Venice, Mar Vista, Palms and South Robertson. The member Councils which may be affected by redirected traffic include: Del Rey, WLA/Sawtelle and Westside.

(relevant Council File: Council File: 22-0694)


Background Information

Contact Selena Inouye (MTC Chair) or Jay Handal (WLASNC Treasurer/rep to WRAC) with any questions.


WNC modified version: replaced phrase “withholds support” with “opposes,” per Jane Wishon, WNC rep to WRAC.

WLASNC modified version:  See item 13d.ii of 11/30/22 minutes.

MVCC passed motion on 3/15/23 requesting post-implementation studies of impacts of the first phase of the program:  See motion.

Go to Top