PICO-CENTINELA PROJECT FLUNKS FLOAT-UP

Share with othersTweet City Council wrap-up for 11/27/12, posted at http://www.smgov.net/departments/council/wrapup.aspx – By Zina Josephs “DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FLOAT-UP FOR A NEW MIXED-USE PROJECT AT 3402 PICO BOULEVARD – Council discussed the applicant’s Development Agreement proposal and provided direction regarding the appropriateness of the site development and potential community benefits. Council encouraged the applicant to return after evaluating alternative... Read More

DEVELOPER, CITY SENT BACK TO DRAWING BOARD

Share with othersTweet We’ve covered more City Council meetings for more years than we can count, but last night we saw something we’d never seen before. Over 40 residents spoke about a proposed mega-project, and every single one of the speakers opposed the project – on valid grounds. The site of Trammell Crow’s proposed project consists of three large contiguous parcels, totaling 112,056 square feet on the south side of Pico between 34th Street and Centinela Ave. It’s... Read More

COUNCIL APPROVES TRAILER PARK ORDINANCE

Share with othersTweet Last night’s City Council meeting began with sort of a tribute to Mayor Richard Bloom and Council member Bobby Shriver, both of whom were ending their Council runs. Each of them was presented with a large gift-wrapped box, which they chose not to open. All of their fellow Council members – except Kevin Mckeown – complimented them vaguely for their service. And that was that. As it turned out, the semi-tribute was the high point of the meeting.The... Read More

BRENDA BARNES/APROPOS

Share with othersTweet Decided to send another comment, since this one I wrote for the Santa Monica Patch (www.santamonicapatch.com) seemed so apropos. I want to give credit to Cris McLeod of the Mountain View Mobile home Inn tenants association for giving me the idea to look at value of a mobile home park to renters this way. We who own houses at VTP all have affordable housing, averaging $416 a month UNDER RENT CONTROL for space for homes we own and housing services of water... Read More

SUNSET PARK IS NOT NEW YORK

Share with othersTweet Dear Council members, I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO VOTE NO to the proposed redevelopment of 3402 Pico Boulevard – agenda item 8-B for tonight’s meeting. I am a Santa Monica homeowner who has resided between Ocean Park and Pearl Avenue on 21st since 1991 and have watched our quiet and “sleepy” neighborhood become over run with cars, smog and just too much traffic as increasing number of large scale projects have come to our neighborhood.... Read More

BAD MATH = BAD PLAN

Share with othersTweet To: City Council From: The Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City (“SMCLC”) RE: Item 7-A: VTP Development Agreement Must Be Rejected Until the AHPP Affordable Housing Requirements for this Site Are Properly Calculated at 25% In addition to the serious objections SMCLC previously raised to the Council’s approval of the Development Agreement for the Luzzatto Village Trailer Park project, SMCLC joins in the legal objections raised by... Read More

CITY AT POINT OF ENOUGH

Share with othersTweet CITY AT POINT OF ENOUGH To the City Council: I am writing to request that the Santa Monica City Council vote to reject the proposed project at 3402 Pico Blvd. The City of Santa Monica has reached the point of enough. We have enough housing, we have enough stores, we have enough schools, and we have enough people. Our population is diverse. We have residents of all ethnicities, incomes, ages and sexual preference. This is what makes our city great. There... Read More

TO THE COUNCIL: SCALE IT DOWN

Share with othersTweet Dear City Council Members, To think that you could approve the behemoth East Village Project as currently proposed is heartbreaking to me. I beseech you to do all that you can to approve a scaled-down version. To do otherwise is grievously cynical. This is forever. The proposal as it stands, reminds me of Robert Moses’ projects in the 1960’s. History does not look well upon him. Please help to maintain the livability of Santa Monica and its character.... Read More

PICO TRAFFIC ALREADY INTOLERABLE

Share with othersTweet Dear City Council members, Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to tonight’s meeting but as a resident of Santa Monica for 20 years, 10 years in the Pico Neighborhood and 10 years in Sunset Park, I strongly agree with the letter from the Friends of Sunset Park and urge you to reject the proposal for the Development Agreement for a new mixed-use project at 3402 Pico Boulevard. The traffic at rush hour on Pico is currently intolerable. Last... Read More

TO THE CITY COUNCIL

Share with othersTweet Dear Santa Monica City Council for the Moment, viz. Richard Bloom, Robert Holbrook, Pam O’Connor, and Terry O’Day, plus Jing Yeo, David Martin, Marsha Moutrie, and Alan Seltzer: I have a few last things to say to you. These are about our futures together. My husband and I and a neighbor have already filed three practice suits about smallish issues against you and the land speculator Luzzatto (“LS”) and assorted co-conspirators. These we did... Read More

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