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:
Leslie Schiff
Teresa Barnett
Amy Doering
Jeffrey Cooper
David Busch
Joanne Lenhoff
Elena Lerma
Donald Wasson
Lori McBrayer
Steve Bevilacqua
Alexandra Nagy
margaret molloy
Michelle Ramsey
Michael Rapkin
Jed Pauker
Jennifer Vandeweerd
Andy Rovins
Kendall Mayhew
Eric Ahlberg
maria botti
Timothy Hayes
Kristina Jolly
Stacy Wright
Bruce Kijewski
Marie Kennedy
Slobodan Dimitrov
Catherine Hess
Jennifer Porzio
Tracey Landworth

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  • Leslie Schiff
    signed 2018-09-11 11:43:15 -0700
    Leslie Schiff
  • Teresa Barnett
    signed 2018-09-11 10:08:42 -0700
    Teresa Barnett
  • Amy Doering
    signed 2018-09-10 21:48:07 -0700
    Please save this building and all the affordable housing it would provide, we need every unit in Venice for tenants. I have lived in Venice for over 20 years and recently got Ellis evicted before that I have seen so many people of my community displaced and even have to move out of State because they couldn’t find any affordable housing. My whole street on Pisani turned into Air B&B, we do not need hotels in Venice we need living units as they are disappearing at a very rapid rate.
  • Jeffrey Cooper
    signed 2018-09-10 20:15:32 -0700
  • David Busch
    signed 2018-09-10 19:38:32 -0700
  • Joanne Lenhoff
    signed 2018-09-10 19:32:24 -0700
  • Elena Lerma
    signed 2018-09-10 16:52:32 -0700
  • Donald Wasson
    signed 2018-09-10 16:06:59 -0700
  • Lori McBrayer
    signed 2018-09-10 14:49:01 -0700
  • Steve Bevilacqua
    signed 2018-09-10 13:28:35 -0700
  • Alexandra Nagy
    signed 2018-09-10 12:34:47 -0700
  • margaret molloy
    signed 2018-09-10 10:18:43 -0700
    Property owners operating pseudo-hotels in Rent Stabilized apartment buildings need to be prosecuted for violation of the RSO, pubic nuisance, false advertising and unfair advantage in business. Add tenant harassment & an unsafe building for this property owner. Coastal development permits are required for a change-of-intensity of use in the coastal zone. Return this property to longterm tenants only!
  • Michelle Ramsey
    signed 2018-09-10 10:15:58 -0700
    I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 20+ years , within the past five years, I’very seen rent double and triple forcing the working class on to the streets. Please keep those apartment rent stabilize as prevent homeless population from growing. Every united states citizens deserve a safe clean place to live. There already countless hotel & shelters that cater to transient housing. Is is truly feasible to overburden the system further by displacing more people.
  • Michael Rapkin
    signed 2018-09-10 09:22:34 -0700
  • Jed Pauker
    signed 2018-09-10 09:10:22 -0700
  • Jennifer Vandeweerd
    signed 2018-09-10 01:00:45 -0700
    The Ellison has been my home for over 9 years. Thanks to everyone for signing.
  • Andy Rovins
    @soundtwist tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-10 00:14:55 -0700
  • Andy Rovins
    signed 2018-09-10 00:14:40 -0700
    I’m surprised that the Ellison does not have Historical Preservation status; it certainly merits it. This building has been the location for quite a few films because of its distinctive architecture.
  • Kendall Mayhew
    signed 2018-09-09 23:13:21 -0700
    Kendall Mayhew
  • Eric Ahlberg
    signed 2018-09-09 22:56:26 -0700
    Eric Ahlberg
  • maria botti
    signed 2018-09-09 16:15:27 -0700
  • Timothy Hayes
    signed 2018-09-09 15:59:28 -0700
  • Kristina Jolly
    signed 2018-09-09 15:59:02 -0700
  • Stacy Wright
    signed 2018-09-09 15:54:14 -0700
  • Bruce Kijewski
    signed 2018-09-09 15:47:07 -0700
  • Marie Kennedy
    signed 2018-09-09 15:15:00 -0700
  • Slobodan Dimitrov
    signed 2018-09-09 14:59:08 -0700
  • Catherine Hess
    signed 2018-09-09 14:06:43 -0700
  • Jennifer Porzio
    signed 2018-09-09 13:49:03 -0700
    Jennifer Porzio
  • Tracey Landworth
    signed 2018-09-09 13:35:24 -0700
    we don’t need more hotels.. we need rent stabilize housing