PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION

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HELP PROTECT THIS RENT-STABILIZED BUILDING FROM BEING CONVERTED INTO A HOTEL! 

The Los Angeles Department of City Planning needs to hear your voice in support of the residential zoning of the 58-unit Ellison Apartments in Venice. Property owner Lance Robbins is appealing the City's decision that The Ellison is and always has been zoned for residential use not commercial use. Over the past several years The Ellison at 15 Paloma Avenue has been stealthily converted into a non-permitted, unlicensed and unregulated short-term hotel. This de facto hotel has removed 48 affordable housing units (except for 10 longterm tenants hanging on) and replaced Venice locals with a never ending flood of strangers.  

Robbins is now asking the City to legalize this unlawful activity by granting his appeal to convert the Ellison into commercial use in the midst of an LA housing crisis and permanently remove all 58 apartments from the rental market. We cannot allow this to happen. 

Hearing
: West Los Angeles Municipal Building, 2nd floor hearing room, 1645 South Corinth Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90025
Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am

Sign our petition to tell the L.A. Department of City Planning to KEEP THE ELLISON zoned as for RESIDENTIAL USE not an illegal hotel!

ALSO, PLEASE CONSIDER SENDING A LETTER TO THE ZOMING ADMINISTRATOR IN SUPPORT OF THE ELLISON TENANTS BY CLICKING HERE 

   

See who else is signing:
Thomas Spillane
Maria Jimenez
cathy green
Carol Thomas
Michelle Williams
Randi Hall
Joslyn Williams
Kelly Day
Lisa Smith
Petra Rudisill
James Schurko
Dawn Schaffner
John Dumlao
Jasmine Blake
Sadie Rucker
sammie
Jill McGraw
Dante Perozzi
David Eaton
Richard Bailey
Josh Stein
Kate Adams
Shannon Steckloff
Zoenda McIntosh
Rebecca Lucas
silvia velasquez
Hailey Leonard
Oliver Rossberg
Jason Burks
Rachel Olson

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Reactions

  • Thomas Spillane
    signed 2019-04-02 04:06:32 -0700
  • Maria Jimenez
    signed 2019-03-29 09:51:11 -0700
  • cathy green
    signed 2019-03-26 00:12:47 -0700
  • Carol Thomas
    signed 2019-03-24 10:38:17 -0700
  • Michelle Williams
    signed 2019-03-22 18:23:54 -0700
    Venice was not made of greed, but of people just wanting a nice place to live. All of these new people that live high and look low need to find somewhere else to spread their dirty money. THEY ARE NOT WELCOME! ONE DAY THEY WILL BE SHOWN THAT.
  • Randi Hall
    signed 2019-03-22 15:30:57 -0700
    I miss my friends who used to live at The Ellison. Our community of neighbors has shrunk. The walk street in front of the Ellison is always littered. Cigarette butts are everywhere. LYFT drivers pull up and block the walk street as do the tourists waiting for them. They don’t consciously do it…they just aren’t aware there are people who actually live and work here.
  • Joslyn Williams
    signed 2019-03-22 15:22:52 -0700
  • Kelly Day
    signed 2019-03-22 13:42:04 -0700
    KELLY DAY
  • Lisa Smith
    signed 2019-03-22 10:56:42 -0700
    LISA K SMITH
  • Petra Rudisill
    signed 2018-10-14 02:02:19 -0700
  • James Schurko
    signed 2018-09-22 12:17:11 -0700
  • Dawn Schaffner
    signed 2018-09-20 17:09:29 -0700
  • John Dumlao
    signed 2018-09-20 15:56:27 -0700
  • Jasmine Blake
    signed 2018-09-20 08:21:04 -0700
  • Sadie Rucker
    signed 2018-09-20 08:13:55 -0700
  • sammie
    signed 2018-09-20 07:59:36 -0700
  • Jill McGraw
    signed 2018-09-20 07:25:11 -0700
  • Dante Perozzi
    signed 2018-09-20 04:45:28 -0700
  • David Eaton
    signed 2018-09-19 21:53:01 -0700
  • Richard Bailey
    signed 2018-09-19 21:36:15 -0700
  • Josh Stein
    signed 2018-09-19 20:58:30 -0700
    Changing the zoning of this building and removing the Venice residents to make room for a glorified AirBnB, would be a slap in the face to the ever dwindling culture of the city.
  • Kate Adams
    signed 2018-09-19 20:39:59 -0700
  • Shannon Steckloff
    signed 2018-09-19 20:24:54 -0700
  • Zoenda McIntosh
    signed 2018-09-19 20:05:43 -0700
    Please protect the safety of the Ellison residents, and prevent greed and negligence to push people out of their homes.
  • Rebecca Lucas
    signed 2018-09-19 19:25:24 -0700
  • silvia velasquez
    signed 2018-09-19 18:22:08 -0700
  • Hailey Leonard
    signed 2018-09-19 17:43:46 -0700
  • Oliver Rossberg
    signed 2018-09-19 17:41:49 -0700
  • Jason Burks
    signed 2018-09-19 17:24:03 -0700
  • Rachel Olson
    signed 2018-09-19 16:40:28 -0700