Oct 12 - Candidate Forum sponsored by
SM Mirror and University Synagogue
- Sunday, October 12, 2-4pm,
- University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd, Brentwood
- RSVP required
Candidates discussed include SM City Council, SMMUSD, SMC Board of Trustees, Congress (33rd District), State Senate (26th District), and L.A. County Board of Supervisors (3rd District)
Oct 13 - "Squirm Night" Candidate Forum sponsored by SM Daily Press
The SM Daily Press will hold its annual squirm night on Oct 13, at the Broad Stage in partnership with SM College.
- Monday, October 13, 6pm
- SMC Broad Stage
- 1310 11th St, Santa Monica
Candidates for the Santa Monica Malibu School District, SM College, and City Council will field questions from the moderator, the audience and each other with the goal being to inform the public about important issues in our community.Oct 18
- Yes on LC, No on D House Party
hosted by Sue Hemmelrich & others.
- Sat. Oct 18, 3 - 5 pm
- 337 14th Street, SM 90402
- RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 21 - City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by SM Mirror and SM Chamber of Commerce
Oct 22 – SMMUSD and SMC Board of Trustees Candidate Forum sponsored by SM Mirror
- Tues, October 21, 6-9pm,
- Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Blvd, SM
and SM Chamber of Commerce
- Wed, October 22, 5:30 - 8PM
- MLK Auditorium, SM Main Library
- 601 Santa Monica Blvd, SM
APPROVES ALCOHOL LICENSES FOR THREE RESTAURANTS link
- 1213 Wilshire Blvd (formerly Callahan’s Restaurant)
- 620 Santa Monica Blvd.
- 1705 Ocean Ave (Starbucks) link
The resident organization, Residocracy, made the following endorsements:
Phil Brock - 67.5%
Kevin McKeown - 61.2%
Sue Himmelrich - 52%
LC - YES
D - NO
H - NO
HH - NO
FS - YES
SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION:
Oscar de la Torre
SM COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Maria Loya, Dennis Frisch and Nancy Greenstein
The Planning Commission will meet Oct 1 to decide on the the Zoning Ordinance changes and LUCE Amendments. Most of them will directly impact Wilmont. For example: the two Activity Centers on Wilshire.
Unfortunately, these are not dead issues. Although Staff is recommending that they be deleted, we have to remember several members of the Commission are pro-development and so are several members the City Council. Both groups voted for Hines and could vote for 14th Street Activity Centers!
Even if Commission recommends to delete the Activity Center, many members still want to up- zone the land all along Wilshire. They may still want a hotel on Euclid and now staff is proposing a massive development - 1/2 the size of Village Trailer Park - at 1801 Wilshire.
They also want all of Wilshire to be high and dense, but staff conveniently left that item off the agenda!
CITY COUNCIL PICKS WORTHE GROUP TO DEVELOP BERGAMOT
Against staff's recommendation, SM City Council selected the Worthe Real Estate Group to work with the community to develop Bergamot. This choice was made after over 100 residents and gallery owners came to speak on the issue.
Attention Wilmont Members
Wilmont is working to promote the interests of our residents, such as speaking on behalf of our neighborhood at City Council and Planning Commission meetings and creating new committees to keep you updated on the big issues facing our city. Please take a look at the committees list below and consider spending a few hours a month and taking a more active role in our city’s future.
-DEVELOPMENT-Big Projects like the Miramar, etc.
-TRANSPORTATION-Traffic, Parking, Big Blue Bus, etc.
-OUTREACH-Website, Events, Flyers, Membership, etc
-ELECTIONS-City Council, etc.
-ZONING-Downtown Plan, Zoning Ordinance Update, etc.
Ed Hunsaker, Alin Wall
-WILSHIRE BLVD PLANNING-“Activity Center”, Developments, etc.
-HOUSING-Renters Rights, Taxes, etc.
If you would like to sign up, contact us at:
or come to our next meeting on Oct 7.
Is big bluebus service
bad blue bus service
Complaints by several Wilmont members has focused the board's attention on the poor BBB service in our area. The primary crosstown service for Wilmont is the 41 line which goes from Montana down 20th to SM College and returns via 14th Street. But this service is, in effect, a one way trip to crosstown or to Expo on week nights because the bus stops running at 7:30pm. There's no service at all on weekends and most major holidays. The BBB doesn't have viable cross-town service for the Wilshire Montana Neighborhood.
Take the BBB survey and let them know we need our neighborhood to connect with the rest of the city and with the Expo Line. You can take the survey here.