Bonin Recall Petition Approved | Pacific Palisades
A petition for the recall of Councilmember Mike Bonin was approved for circulation, the City Clerk announced on Tuesday, July 13.
Bonin, who represents Westside neighborhoods, including Pacific Palisades and Venice, was served with a notice of intent to recall on Tuesday, June 15.
“This latest attempt at a recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin wrote in a statement at the time.
The Recall Bonin 2021 website stated that “under Mike Bonin’s watch, the humanitarian crisis of the homeless population is growing exponentially.” It goes on to say that taxpayer money is being “squandered” and local businesses are “struggling.”
“Under Los Angeles’ recall rules, constituents are able to sign petitions to recall councilmembers starting four weeks after the notices were served,” according to a report by City News Service on June 15. “In order to get the recall effort on the ballot, the campaigns have 120 days to obtain verified signatures from 15% of the districts’ registered voters.”
At least 27,387 signatures will be needed to get on the ballot, with a deadline of November 10.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Online Community Meeting | Pacific Palisades
The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness will host its next online community meeting Monday, July 26, between 7 and 8:15 p.m.
During the meeting, featured speaker John Maceri, CEO of The People Concern, will address “A Pending Homelessness State of Emergency? The Perspective of a Comprehensive Service Provider.”
“Los Angeles has a rapidly escalating state of homelessness,” PPTFH representatives shared ahead of the meeting. “Are there immediate public health and safety consequences that require attention now? Will currently proposed city and county strategies solve these public safety issues? What is the role of service agencies tasked with implementing and making the city and county strategies succeed? Who is providing coordinated leadership on these issues?”
PPTFH invites the community to join the group for a discussion about these “critical questions” and more. Participants can submit questions when registering or during the webinar.
For more information or to RSVP, visit pptfh.org.
CinqueTerre WEST Summer Menu | The Village
CinqueTerre WEST Osteria launched a summer menu on Thursday, July 15—which includes chilled soups like Zuppa di Pomodoro Fredda (a chilled heirloom tomato soup) and Zuppa di Piselli, Mais, e Menta (with split pea, corn, mint and Pecorino).
Summer pastas on the menu include Ravioli di Branzino, which features made-from-scratch ravioli that is filled with branzino, sweet corn, saffron and cherry tomatoes. On the entrée list is Astice alla Catalana, a 1.5-pound Maine lobster, which is served with mixed vegetables and a lemon mustard sauce.
Summer sides include Porri & Rapanelli—leeks, watermelon radishes and salsa verde.
For more information, including a complete menu, visit cinqueterrewest.com.
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