Some Disgruntled South Mar Vista Residents Want to Be Annexed to Culver City

The residents say they are pouring money into the City of Los Angeles’ coffers and getting nothing in return, reports 'The Argonaut.'

A group of disgruntled residents in the South Mar Vista neighborhood say they are fed up with the lack of infrastructure support they are receiving from the City of Los Angeles and have conducted a poll to float the idea of being annexed to Culver City, according to a report in The Argonaut.

Part of an email written by the residents obtained by The Argonaut reads:

Some of the items that have been the topic of discussion is that south Mar Vistans put millions of tax dollars in the city of Los Angeles’ coffers and basically get nothing in return. The streets are full of potholes, you can’t drive down most alleyways without damaging your car; the streets are filthy and some are not even cleaned on a weekly basis… and we have a mayor working about one hour per day to run this city.

The Argonaut interviewed South Mar Vista residents both for and against the idea of seceding from the City of Los Angeles, as well as representatives from Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office (whose 11th Los Angeles City District covers Mar Vista).

Culver City City Manager John Nachbar told The Argonaut he has not been formally approached by anyone about the idea.

Click here to read the full story in The Argonaut.

How do you feel about South Mar Vista wanting to become a part of Culver City? Tell us in the comments section, below.

Christopher McKinnon August 18, 2012 at 03:49 AM
There are at least 3 names including mine in the Argonaut article. It doesn't matter if there is an organized group or not yet. It matters if the issues raised are valid.
steve August 19, 2012 at 05:04 PM
The councilman is out of touch with what his community needs, this is proof of that. When you are part of most if not all of the infrastructure comity's on the LA City Council and we can not get stuff done, we have no chance. The City is wasting money, lots of it, the Pot Hole King (Mayor)is pacifying you the tax payer filling holes now and again and the Councilman is standing by watching it happen, we all know a band aid does not work when the limb is cut off. Fix the problems, being on every committee is not working, talking about it is not working and getting stuff done, having your photo in the paper stating less important issues is not getting stuff done, Bill, stop being the politician and start being the Mar Vista Neighbor you tell everyone you are. When your neighbors are more vocal than you are about the infrastructure issues that matter and your neighbors want someone else to fix them (Culver City)there is something wrong with this picture. Get well soon and go to work for your neighbors, your Mar Vista Neighbors, or will it be business as usual? Front page news in any news paper is a wake up call!
Peter Nott August 20, 2012 at 08:54 PM
The whole of Venice should be annexed to Culver City. Just compare the medium strip of Venice Bl to the medium strip of Culver Bl. It says it all about who cares for their citizens and whether the money comes back in services to the taxpayers.
Another WorldView August 22, 2012 at 11:53 PM
How about HOMERULE - once again - for Venice??? Not only are you a sell-out to the cops and City of LA - now you're claiming Culver City!?!?! You better hope the that gangsters aren't reading this board, dude. Venice for VENETIANS!
Another WorldView August 23, 2012 at 09:46 AM
It turns out that there actually IS another candidate that has filed in the CD 11 race. A FREE Venice has been an aspiration for some Venetians for decades. It remains to be seen if this erstwhile seccessionist-movement in Mar Vista, would represent a logical alliance for the Free Venice folks - or just another example of what they're trying to get away from. There IS such a thing as 'benevolent neglect'.


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