LAST CALL: RESIDOCRACY VOTE TO ENDORSE COUNCIL CANDIDATES

MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 IS DEADLINE

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to Developers and fight for you !!!

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This is our first endorsement process and it is your opportunity to let
your voice be heard. Tell us who you want Residocracy to endorse for
the Santa Monica City Council elections.

We have circulated a questionnaire for candidates to complete that focuses
on issue of concern to residents. All of the questionnaires we received
from candidates are posted at the site. Only those candidates who returned
the questionnaires are eligible for endorsement by Residocracy and our Com-
munity Network of Residents.

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Also posted are the recommendations of the Residocracy Advisory Board and brief descriptions of how the Board-supported candidates reflect the Residocracy vision.

Voting will end at midnight on Tuesday Sept. 30, so please make sure that you submit your vote by then.

All Residocracy members who joined our Community Network of Residents before our City Council Candidates Forum on July 28, 2014 are eligible to vote.

Again, Thank you for your support and for being a valued member of our Community Network of Residents.

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ABB 1999 MUST BE SIGNED TODAY, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

The long-awaited State Historic Tax Credit, AB 1999, will create an
important new incentive for preservation and economic development
through the rehabilitation of historic buildings. It was passed unan-
imously with bipartisan support in both the California Senate and
Assembly and now is on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The Santa Monica
Conservancy Board urges you to join us in asking Governor Brown to
sign this important bipartisan legislation today.

* Call the main number (916) 445-2841 or
* Email the Governor’s legislative director Gareth Elliott at gareth.elliott@gov.ca.gov

What will this bill do for our state and our community? The bill
amends several sections of the state tax code to allow for a basic
20% or, in certain limited areas, 25% investment tax credit for
qualified rehabilitation of income-producing commercial and for
owner-occupied residential properties.

If signed by Governor Brown, AB 1999 will create an important new
incentive for economic development through the rehabilitation of
historic buildings. Taking effect in January of 2015, it will gen-
erate more revenue for the state than it expends, stimulate rehabi
litation and adaptive reuse, generate income to the local economy,
and increase public safety:

* The tax credit pays for itself. This is a financial incentive
that leverages private investment in historic rehabilitation pro-
jects and generates more revenues to the state than it spends.
In California, from 2001 to 2012, $329.8 million in federal tax
credits generated $347.5 million in federal taxes, 27,673 jobs,
$1.5 billion in Gross State Product and $111.2 million in state
and local taxes.

* Historic tax credits are a stimulus to encourage preservation
and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Studies in other states
conclude that as many as 2/3 of projects would not have been und-
ertaken without state historic tax credits. A study for the Com-
monwealth of Virginia highlights that 67% of developers would NOT
have undertaken projects if it weren’t for their state historic
tax credit.

* Rehabilitation is a local activity, with real benefits to local
economies. A study of the State of Ohio tax credit program demons-
trates that for every $1 in tax credits, $3 is returned to the lo-
cal economy.

* A rehabilitated building is a safer building. Rehabilitation
typically improves the fire and life safety features in a build-
ing, including seismic safety. The recent 6.0 earthquake in Napa
points to the benefit of improving seismic safety and the work
yet to be done.

What can you do to help? Contact Governor Brown today!

See the California Preservation Foundation website for more in-
formation and a sample letter.

Thank you for your support of this important statewide incentive
for preservation!

CITY’S DECEPTIVE LAND GAME CONTINUES

Dear Planning Commissioners:

As chair of the Residents Coalition, I am deeply disturbed by Staff’s recent
release of an additional 31 “inconsistent” parcels.

On December 10, 2013, neighborhood groups began requesting in writing that
Staff re-designate all improperly converted “A” lots back to residential use.
At that time, residents and the Planning Commission were told that the LUCE
map contained all converted parcels. In January 2014, a “new” map was re-
leased with more parcels. When Staff published a list of 89 “A” lots and residentially zoned properties, residents were again assured that the list
was complete. Over months, the Director toured neighborhood groups with a comprehensive PowerPoint. When residents specifically asked if there were
other properties of any kind that Staff would recommend for re-designation,
we were again assured that the list was complete.

Now, shortly before the Planning Commission’s discussion of LUCE Amendments,
Staff has released 31 additional “inconsistent” parcels. These properties
equate to multiple acres across the city.

For nine months, at Neighborhood Council, Wilmont, NOMA, Northeast Neighbors, Planning Commission and other meetings, the Director of Planning has told
residents that all inconsistent parcels (not just “A” lots and residentially
zoned properties) have been revealed to the public. Four months ago, he was
also asked specifically – in writing and verbally – to clarify the rezoning
of the YWCA property. He did not respond. Resident leaders meet with Staff
often and in good faith. But it has become utterly clear to us that the zon-
ing process lacks transparency and that we are unwelcome to fully partici-
pate.

It is highly inappropriate that a discussion about these 31 “inconsistent”
parcels take place at the October 1 Planning Commission meeting. Neither
residents nor the Planning Commission have the time to identify each prop-
erty, much less explore the ramifications of land use changes to adjacent
residential neighborhoods.

Please postpone the discussion of the 31 new “inconsistent” parcels and re-
quest that Staff hold a public meeting with the neighborhood groups to permit residents to ask questions and clarify Staff’s recommendations. Without clarification,the public cannot provide the Commission with informed public
comment and residents cannot take part in the process. A Staff PowerPoint
on the night of the Planning Commission discussion does not allow the public
to participate in any meaningful way.

Again, I am disappointed in our city’s lack of transparency.

Regards,

Taffy Patton, Chair, Residents’ Coalition

HURRY! LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR WHOM YOU WANT RESIDOCRACY TO ENDORSE FOR CITY COUNCIL

Voting stops at midnight Tuesday, September 30th

It’s your last chance to vote for Residocracy’s E-Endorsement of
City Council Candidates for the November 4 elections.

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Residocracy is Taking Our Town Back from Developer Interests one giant
step at a time. Help us elect City Council Members who will stand up
to Developers and fight for you !!!

This is our first endorsement process and it is your opportunity to
let your voice be heard. Tell us who you want Residocracy to endorse
for the Santa Monica City Council elections.

We have circulated a questionnaire for candidates to complete that
focuses on issues of concern to residents. All of the questionnaires
we received from candidates are posted at the site. Only those candi-
dates who returned the questionnaires are eligible for endorsement by
Residocracy and our Community Network of Residents.

Click to read candidates’ responses to our questionnaire

Also posted are the recommendations of the Residocracy Advisory Board
and brief descriptions of how the Board-supported candidates reflect
the Residocracy vision.

The voting period will end at midnight on Tuesday Sept. 30, so please
make sure that you submit your vote by then.

All Residocracy members who joined our Community Network of Residents
before our City Council Candidates Forum on July 28, 2014 are eligible
to vote.

Again, Thank you for your support and for being a valued member of our
Community Network of Residents.

Sincerely,

The Residocracy Advisory Board

RESIDENT CALLS ON SMPD TO STOP PROTESTERS AT EDISON

A building contractor (Superior Wall Systems – Richard Hudson president)
from Orange County who has some sort of labor dispute with the school
district has decided to hire extras to protest at Edison Elementary accus-
ing the district of racial bias.

These hired protesters with their signs have reached the threshold under
the criminal statute for having intimidated and annoyed the children there
who expressed to their parents their fears.

I call upon the SMPD to enforce this statute by what ever means at the
city’s disposal to assure these children are neither hindered nor put in
fear as they attend this schoolas a matter of their routine.

Mr. Hudson has determined to use the low road and demagoguery by race
baiting in this example and the good folk of Santa Monica will have no
sympathy for such tactics preying upon children and their families.

This company can avail themselves of redress through the court if they
choose or demonstrate at the school board or city hall, but not where
children learn and play regardless of race creed color or religion as
this despicable company alleges.

Stewart Resmer
Santa Monica