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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:
Tighe Barry
Chelsea Kammeyer
Leigh Jacoby
William Wood
Kelli Ancar
oni adunni
Robin Rudisill
Mark Beccaria
Mark Lee
Erika Schiff
John Mooney
Michael Chamness
Edward Ferrer
Mark Rago
Robert Yeager
Margaret Ross
Angela Slaff
Maria Skelly
Emily Winters
Greta Covar
Simon Jefferies
Molly Lambert
Steve Sann
Sharon Kilbride
Matthew DeMerritt
Barbara Mastej
Vreni Merriam
scott mayers

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  • Tighe Barry
    signed 2018-09-17 15:53:00 -0700
    My community is being destroyed in the name of greed. I have lived in Venice and its environs for 35 years and the city has never been “tenant friendly”. Time to change that. STOP THE GREED.
  • Chelsea Kammeyer
    signed 2018-09-17 14:34:01 -0700
  • Leigh Jacoby
    signed 2018-09-17 14:22:51 -0700
  • William Wood
    signed 2018-09-17 13:10:16 -0700
  • Kelli Ancar
    signed 2018-09-17 12:45:34 -0700
  • oni adunni
    signed 2018-09-17 11:15:36 -0700
    As a person who deeeeeeeeeeply cares about plight of lives disrupted because of greeeeeeeeeeed of forcing them out of their homes, and yes, with years and years of dwelling, it is indeed their homes, I totally support the very very very right action that would allow the Ellison to continue be zoned for residential use.
  • Robin Rudisill
    signed 2018-09-17 10:46:11 -0700
  • Mark Beccaria
    signed 2018-09-17 09:26:18 -0700
    You must stop allowing apartments and residences to be run as hotels.
  • Mark Lee
    signed 2018-09-17 09:18:03 -0700
  • Erika Schiff
    signed 2018-09-17 09:06:24 -0700
    This case represents a much much bigger problem that is spreading not only throughout Venice but beyond. The rate of homelessness is increasing every single day, it is quite obvious around the entire city. A problem of epidemic proportions, not only affecting the residents of the Ellison but rather anyone who lives in a rented property. This petition is a statement of collective awareness and action that we are not going away!
  • Erika Schiff
    followed this page 2018-09-17 08:59:00 -0700
  • John Mooney
    signed 2018-09-17 08:24:46 -0700
  • Michael Chamness
    signed 2018-09-17 05:35:42 -0700
  • Edward Ferrer
    signed 2018-09-17 00:54:29 -0700
  • Mark Rago
    signed 2018-09-16 21:15:28 -0700
  • Robert Yeager
    signed 2018-09-16 21:08:27 -0700
  • Margaret Ross
    signed 2018-09-16 20:15:22 -0700
    I live in a different one of Lance’s buildings it wasnt until very recently, that they are trying to get me and my boyfriend to move out and evict us because they are also trying to turn our building into a hotel as well!!!!!! Our building is a RSO rent control building as well!!!! I fully support and stand by the left over tenants that live at the Ellison building !!!! This is despicable and is contributing to the LA housing crisis and we must take a stand against this.
  • Angela Slaff
    signed 2018-09-16 19:59:39 -0700
  • Maria Skelly
    signed 2018-09-16 19:49:55 -0700
    It’s a shame that this historic building is now a hotel. Current tenants should be compensated for dealing with incompetent landlords.
  • Emily Winters
    signed 2018-09-16 17:30:44 -0700
    Venice is in a housing crisis and cannot loose any more housing, especially affordable housing. We have lost a tremendous amount of housing in Venice to AirB& B and apartments being made into hotels.

    WHEN YOU LOOSE HOUSING, YOU LOOSE COMMUNITY!!!!!!!
  • Greta Covar
    signed 2018-09-16 17:04:02 -0700
  • Simon Jefferies
    signed 2018-09-16 15:08:49 -0700
  • Molly Lambert
    signed 2018-09-16 13:10:48 -0700
    Molly Lambert
  • Steve Sann
    signed 2018-09-16 12:38:55 -0700
    Please protect the renters in Venice and throughout the City of Los Angeles from being forced from their homes! Do not “legalize” this deliberate and illegal conversion of R zoned property to unpermitted Commercial Use! This would be a very dangerous precedent to establish citywide. Protect HOMES, not ILLEGAL HOTELS! Thank you.
  • Sharon Kilbride
    signed 2018-09-16 11:37:04 -0700
  • Matthew DeMerritt
    signed 2018-09-16 11:25:01 -0700
    Matthew Reynolds DeMerritt
  • Barbara Mastej
    signed 2018-09-16 11:21:26 -0700
  • ben bela böhm
    @benbelaboehm tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-16 11:02:03 -0700
  • Vreni Merriam
    signed 2018-09-16 10:54:56 -0700
    Vreni Merriam
  • scott mayers
    signed 2018-09-16 10:54:15 -0700