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Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Mike Bonin Going Door-to-Door in Venice on Saturday

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Mike Bonin on Saturday will talk to Venice residents during a door-to-door outreach effort.

Both first-term city leaders will gather at 9:30 a.m. at the Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Avenue, and plan to knock on doors in the neighborhood through the morning.

The Venice outreach effort is part of the Access 11 program that Bonin installed after joining the City Council of the nation’s second-largest city in July.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Mike Bonin will meet residents in Venice on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, during a door-to-door outreach effort.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Mike Bonin will meet residents in Venice on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, during a door-to-door outreach effort.

The Access 11 community engagement program focuses on direct personal outreach and the use of emerging technologies to improve relations with city government.

Bonin, 46, in a statement said he started the porgram to “tap into the creativity and experiences of the amazing people living throughout the Westside.”

The councilman last month held his first community walk in the Del Rey neighborhood.

Bonin on Sunday also will host a “Hike with Mike” outreach event in the Santa Monica Mountains. The councilman planned to meet at the intersection of Capri Drive and Amalfi Drive in the Pacific Palisades at 9 a.m. with the event scheduled to end at noon. Participants were reminded to bring water for the hike to the Murphy Ranch site.

Bonin was elected to the City Council in March after fielding 62 percent of the vote in a four-candidate primary election. His 11th Council District includes Venice, Mar Vista, Del Rey, West L.A., Playa del Rey, Westchester, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood.

Garcetti, 42, became the city’s mayor after defeating City Controller Wendy Greuel in a May runoff election. He formerly was a City Councilman representing the 13th District.

–Venice Dispatch

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