The Verizon subcontractor GSI- Gulbranson Services Inc. has been raising their FIOS control boxes up on the utility poles in South Mar Vista and the entire city as a result of many complaints especially the disability lobby. Now instead of crashing into them at shoulder height we will have to view them up higher.
Hopefully the grafitti kids won’t be able to reach them easily either but if they do it might be harder to get it removed. More visual blight I do see is the new added bracket underneath which looks like it is a slot for the lift equipment (actually used for a ladder support so it won’t tip when worker mounts the pole 3-17-10) that Verizon will now have to use to work on these controls. Will Verizon raise rates to pay for the retrofit? and it does cost more to use service people on lifts. Maybe they are making enough money from FIOS to be able to absorb the greater expenses.
At the MVCC Planning and Land Use Committee Meeting March 16th, 2010 at the Mar Vista Library at 6pm, we will hear about the 99c store on Washington Blvd. and how they developed the parking lot without a conditional use permit. Just another Culver City blunder that we need to oppose. Steve W.
We are still looking for a candidate to represent South Mar Vista Zone 5 as a Zone 5 Director with the Mar Vista Community Council. Time is of the essence, please let me know if you are interested. Steve Wallace
As you know, SoMar dues are due every January no matter what time of year a member joins. We are keeping the dues at a modest $15.00 per household. Please show your support early and send a check to SoMar, PO Box 66756, Mar Vista, CA 90066. For a $50. Patrons donation or a $100. Sponsors donation you will get mentioned in the newsletter and on this website.
The first fifty renewals or new members get a coupon for One free 8 oz cup of coffee at the Venice Grind 12224 Venice Blvd. Owner of the Venice Grind, Demetrios, also an early supporter of South Mar Vista created the coupons just for us as a pilot test for a new program. He also let us know they are utilizing an exciting new vendor for their brew, try it soon on us!