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Rosendahl Moves to Expedite Venice Beach Zip Line

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl introduces a motion to get permits in place for a 720-foot zip line this summer on Venice Beach.

A motion by Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl was introduced Friday directing the city to move "in the most expedient fashion possible" in order to install a zip line ride this summer on Venice Beach.

The motion calls for the city's Bureau of Engineering to conduct the necessary public hearings and prepare reports required for a coastal development permit from the California Coastal Commission. The motion calls for the zip line project to be on the commission's agenda for their July meeting in Chula Vista.

It also directed the Department of Recreation and Parks to provide all necessary background information so the permitting process can be completed as quickly as possible to hold the event this summer.

The Venice Neighborhood Council in May voted in support of the proposal by a Canadian-based company to install a 720-foot zipline ride this summer on Venice Beach. The plan has been endorsed by Rosendahl and the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Rides will cost $20 with the city's portion of revenues staying within the Department of Recreation and Parks, which has pledged to spend two-thirds of it to increase restroom cleaning and trash removal this summer at Venice Beach.

The proposal also calls for youth classics in acrobatics and free public performances throughout the summer.

The zip line proposal replaced earlier plans for a 175-foot tall Ferris wheel that a United Kingdom-based company wanted to erect on Windward Plaza this summer.

Plans had called for the zip line to start July 1, but the motion said the Coastal Development Permit was "now needed to be able to allow the three month event to take place this summer."

RDJ June 09, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Thanks Bill for working to expedite something that is great benefit to no one that lives in Venice. Why don't you work to expedite to clean up the mess we have with the homeless, reduce the cost of governing this City as well as taxes, pension reform and instead of trying to shut down the Santa Monica Airport be creative in retaining this historical site that can benefit all; not just the complaining home owners that made a decision to live adjacent an operating airport.
Terry Hendrickson June 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM
What can those of us in venice do to help get the permit from the california coastal commission? Terry
venicebeachpress.com June 12, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Once again, Bill Rosendahl shows he cares nothing about traffic in Venice. Here he shows his true colors. He will do anything to make a buck for the city while leaving the Venetians with even more traffic than before.
Richard B June 14, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Hey Rosendahl when are you getting your Attorneys to go to court with the FAA and close SMO ? We are waiting ?

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