The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously against Overnight Parking Districts in Venice at its meeting on Thursday.
The 14-0 vote was welcomed by many organizations that made the trek down to Long Beach to voice their opposition.
While many Venice residents were in favor of OPDs, they were outnumbered at the hearing by those that opposed them.
Following the meeting, Venice resident Cindy Chambers wrote the following on her Facebook page:
Thank you, California Coastal Commission for doing the right thing!!
Well done, Venice!!!!! No OPDs once again!!!! Thank you, Linda Lucks, Colleen Saro, Lydia Ponce, Debra Gavlak, Daryl Barnett, Steve Clare, Peggy Kennedy, Preacher, Sue Kaplan, Sylvia Aroth, Jed Parker, Jim Smith, Frank Lutz, David Busch, Kay Gallin, Deborah Lashever, Jataun Valenin, Barbara Peck, Bill Pryzlucki, POWER, Surfriders Foundation, Beachhead and all the others who got out there, walked the streets, spread the TRUTH, fought the good fight and made this happen!!!!!!! Without your selfless efforts, time, commitment, energy and in some cases, money, we wouldn't have won today!!! I'm with you in spirit and so thrilled to hear the news!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
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