CITY STAFF SHOULD START LISTENING TO RESIDENTS: TAKE 2

Share with othersTweet About 200 residents gathered Wednesday night in support of the introduction of a ballot measure that would insure local control of the Santa Monica Airport, thus paving the way for the removal of the airport and the subsequent installation of parks, playgrounds and other compatible elements that would complement adjacent residential neighborhoods rather than... Read More

KICK-OFF FOR LOCAL CONTROL OF AIRPORT DRAWS CROWD

Share with othersTweet More than two hundred residents packed a meeting to launch the campaign for Measure LC, to guarantee Local Control of Santa Monica Airport land. Santa Monica City Council Members Ted Winterer and Kevin McKeown drew cheers when they urged residents to work for Measure LC, which would block the aviation lobby’s effort to take control of land the city has owned... Read More

SCAG AWARDED $115 MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Share with othersTweet Los Angeles – Active transportation efforts in Southern California received a major financial boost this month with the awarding of $115.2 million to fund 68 projects, including $2.3 million for a region-wide safety and encouragement campaign. Santa Monica will receive $450,000 for its “Safe Routes to Schools” program. As part of the 2014 Active... Read More

DEBORAH SUSSMAN, DESIGNER OF SANTA MONICA LOGO, DIES

Share with othersTweet LA Observed story Designer Deborah Sussman began her career as an office designer for Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s. She started her own firm, Sussman/Prejza, in 1968. Archinect says Sussman is “perhaps best known for her environmental and graphic design for the 1984 Summer Olympics….[Also] her distinctively colorful and intrepid graphical work... Read More

THE FUTURE OF BERGAMOT STATION IS IN OUR HANDS

Share with othersTweet Several decades ago, Wayne Blank, an art gallery owner, and Tom Patchett, a talented TV producer-writer who’d decided to change lanes, approached City Manager John Jalili with an unusual proposition. They wanted to lease some old warehouses that lined rusted unused train tracks along Olympic Boulevard, combine them with land Blank owned, and create Bergamot... Read More

WRONG Rx FOR CALIFORNIA

Share with othersTweet Lawyers look to line pockets with Proposition 46, which would raise caps on medical injury damages. By Dr. SION ROY Monday, August 11, 2014 As a cardiologist and educator, I care deeply about California families’ ability to access high-quality, affordable health care. I wake up thinking about my patients and am always striving to improve their care. Likewise,... Read More

COMMITTEE FOR LOCAL CONTROL OF AIRPORT LAND MEETS WED.

Share with othersTweet With its campaign kick-off event set for Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, the Committee for Local Control of Santa Monica Airport Land (CLCSMAL) announces that its initiative on the November ballot has been designated Measure LC (for Local Control). CLCSMAL (ItsOurLand.org) was organized to ensure future low-density use of city-owned Santa Monica Airport (SMO)... Read More

DOWNTOWN SM MAKES ANNUAL REPORT TO CITY LEADERS

Share with othersTweet On Thursday, August 21, Downtown Santa Monica. Inc. officials will present the “Year in Review” to “City leaders.” Highlights will include “New Eco-Friendly Parking Structure, the 25th Anniversary of the Third Street Promenade, and Progress on the Exposition Light Rail Line, Downtown Specific Plan, A New Movie Theater and Downtown Specific Plan,... Read More

RESIDENTS SETTLE LAWSUIT WITH CITY OVER BALLOT MEASURE

Share with othersTweet Mathew Millen, founding member of No Taxes to Fund Development (NTFD), has settled his lawsuit with the City of Santa Monica over the ballot argument rebuttals regarding the Transfer Tax, now known as Measures H and HH. The City has agreed to eliminate the illegal signatures and everywhere publish the rebuttals in the correct fashion. “We are happy the... Read More

RESIDOCRACY TAKES ON COUNCIL CANDIDATES IN ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Share with othersTweet By Tricia Crane, Residocracy Advisory Board Armen Melkonians, founder of Residocracy.org, took it seriously when he was dared by Santa Monica City Council candidate Nick Boles to join the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Sunday afternoon Melkonians assembled members of the Residocracy advisory board on the steps of City Hall to publicly challenge the entire... Read More