Congratulations, Santa Monica Voters!
You have just won the Grand Prize, the enviable opportunity to share the city streets with an additional 27,000 vehicles, Monday to Friday, from 6AM to 7PM, every week, forever, courtesy of the City Council members you elected to represent your wishes!
Six of your ELECTED council members took a brave stand and, despite the overwhelming concerns and opposition expressed by the residents in
numerous public meetings, voted to go forward with Development Agreement negotiations with Hines for the Bergamot Transit Village.
Give yourselves big “atta boys” and send kudos to those Council members who, at great risk to their political lives, chose to ignore your concerns, because THEY know what’s best for the city (not to mention their election coffers).
Kevin McKeown must be the only Council member who, along with the rest of us, objects to sitting in gridlocked, smelly traffic, while the other six seem to “love the smell of napalm ( ie, exhaust fumes) in the morning”…and afternoon…and evening.
With any luck at all, you will continue to re-elect these six brave souls, and we will be able to pass this legacy on to future generations.