Robin Rudisill

LUPC Chair Candidate Statement

WHY VOTE FOR ROBIN?

EMPOWERMENT IS MY PRIORITY – my most important role is to empower others

WE MUST BRING ETHICS BACK  we need better controls so that we can trust the processes; we must demand that ethics be brought back to the forefront of all land use decisions

I’M PROVEN TO BE FAIR & IMPARTIAL – I don’t have a vested interest in outcomes or any built in conflicts of interest. I come from a profession where integrity was an absolute requirement and I’m committed to run a fair process

I’M INSPIRED – the many community heroes inspire me to continue the successful efforts we’ve all had together

THE LCP  it’s a critical time to have someone with deep knowledge of city/coastal laws, as well as the public’s trust, looking after Venice land use matters—the LCP (Local Coastal Program) will result not only in the policies and zoning rules being updated, but the land use decision processes will be completely changed, and there will be much less Coastal Commission oversight

YOU KNOW ME – having spent the past two years as Chair of the Venice Land Use and Planning Committee, you – Venice residents – have become familiar with my passionate work ethic and have witnessed firsthand the powerful and positive impact of my efforts

 

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MORE RESULTS OF ROBIN’S EFFORTS TO EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY

VENICE PROPERTY OWNER’S PUBLIC HEARING TESTIMONY:

The Venice Coastal Zone Specific Plan’s second Finding for a Coastal Development Project permit is that the project would not be materially detrimental to adjoining lots or the immediate neighborhood.

Here is an example of testimony at a public hearing from a property owner who was significantly adversely impacted by projects on the adjoining lots:

HIGHLY ESTEEMED LAND USE LAWYER ALAN SELTZER GIVES TALK/Q&A AT 2015 VENICE LUPC MEETING:

Click on the below link for a 30-minute talk by Alan Seltzer, a highly esteemed land use lawyer who has worked for the City of Santa Monica as well as the City of Santa Barbara, among other positions. Alan gave an excellent talk and Q&A at a Venice LUPC meeting last year. He focused mainly on the Venice Coastal Zone Specific Plan’s first Finding for a Coastal Development Project, which is that the project is compatible in mass, scale and character with the existing neighborhood.

This is a “must hear” in order to better understand this critical component of the permitting process:

https://www.hightail.com/download/bXBhRm93TXZqY3JLd01UQw

COASTAL COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, STEVE KINSEY, TO L.A. CITY PLANNING:

When neither emails and phone calls from residents nor letters with requests for improvement from the Venice Neighborhood Council to City Planning resulted in any changes to the coastal exemption process, numerous Venetians worked together to present appeals to the Coastal Commission for various projects that had not been correctly processed.

The result was this Press Release from the Coastal Commission and letter from the Chairman of the Commission, Steve Kinsey, to L.A. City Planning:

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