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Venice Beach BID Bulletin – April 2024

Venice Beach BID Bulletin – April 2024
May 3, 2024 Jeff Smith

Venice Beach Business Improvement District continues to create and advocate for a Clean & Safe Venice Beach. Take a look!

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Quarterly Recap: Celebrating the Remarkable Work of Our Clean and Safe Teams!

On April 6th, our Safe Team encountered an alarming situation when a 10-year-old child approached them near Muscle Beach, reporting that he had become separated from his mother. Acting swiftly, our team sprang into action to locate and reunite him with his mother. The grateful mother and child expressed their heartfelt thanks, emphasizing the invaluable role our Safe Team plays in our community.

Our Safe Team maintains a close collaboration with the LAPD, ensuring timely information exchange regarding suspicious activities and facilitating connections between crime victims and the relevant authorities within the Venice Beach BID. Recently, our team participated in the LAPD Beach Patrol Summer Training session at Dockweiler Youth Center. During the session, we engaged with the additional LAPD officers that will be patrolling the beach area, providing them with insights into the essential work carried out by the Venice Beach BID and highlighting the crucial partnership between LAPD and the BID.

Each day, our dedicated Clean Team members labor tirelessly to ensure our community remains free from debris, illegal dumps, graffiti, and other forms of waste. Moreover, they diligently uphold the beautification initiatives established by both city authorities and community partners. Whether it’s watering the community planters, conducting weed abatement along our sidewalks, or pressure washing our Clean Team’s commitment to maintaining a welcoming environment is truly commendable. Their dedication significantly enhances the aesthetic appeal and overall quality of life in our district, reinforcing our collective efforts to create a vibrant and welcoming community for all.

Did you know that our Clean Team is composed of Chrysalis clients that are looking to take the next steps in their careers? Most of our team members are actively looking for their next job and we would love for them to continue to work in Venice Beach. Please reach out to Chrysalis at if you are hiring.


Operations Manager, Eswien Faena

We’re thrilled to welcome Eswien Faena to our team as the new Operations Manager at Venice Beach BID! Eswien’s journey in Business Improvement Districts began as a Safe Team officer at the Fashion District BID, where he developed exceptional skills in community safety and crisis management.

From his earliest days as a bike patrol officer to his later role in dispatch and eventual move into management, Eswien demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the community and ensuring safety and security for all. As a safety patrol officer, Eswien honed skills in crime prevention and deterrence, managing aggressive behavior, acting as a community liaison, and providing essential security and safety services.

As an Office Manager/Business Analyst at the Fashion District BID, Eswien excelled in collecting data on foot traffic intelligence and competitive market data, demonstrating a keen ability to leverage insights for informed decision-making.



On April 21st, the Venice community came alive as CicLAvia connected Culver City, Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice. Participants enjoyed a car-free journey along Venice Blvd, spanning nearly 6 miles from Culver City to Windward Ave, ending at the iconic boardwalk on Ocean Front Walk. It was an exhilarating opportunity for riders and attendees to immerse themselves in Venice’s unique culture while exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods during this iconic event.

Upcoming Recs & Parks Events

If you missed CicLAvia, don’t worry! There are still plenty of exciting events happening in Venice, including sponsored events by Rec and Parks. Mark your calendars for the Paddle Tennis Tournament on Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Paddle Tennis Courts. And don’t miss the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Car Show on Sunday, May 5th, from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Windward Plaza in partnership with Rec and Parks.


Our upcoming Board of Directors Meeting will be on May 16th, 2024 at 9am at 1320 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291. Please keep a look out for our email with agenda information and any location updates.

CD 11 will be hosting a Virtual Business Town Hall in partnership with LAPD Pacific Division. The town hall will take place on Thursday, May 9th 2024, starting at 4pm – 5pm. If you would like to take part in the meeting you may RSVP here. Once you have RSVP’d, you will receive a link to the meeting the week of.


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