ISSUE FORUMS

Measure H & HH Forum
hosted by NOMA.
  • Thursday, Oct 2, 6:30pm
  • Montana Branch SM Library
  • 1704 Montana Ave, Santa Monica
Measure H, if passed, would increase the transfer tax of any SM property sold for over 1 million from 3% to 9%. Measure HH would set those funds aside for affordable housing.

Proponents believe that these measures will help restore funds to affordable housing after the collapse of the Santa Monica Redevelopment Agency.

Opponents believe that this tax is an exorbitant increase, targets only a few, and will give developers even more money to build high density, multi-floor projects.

SM Daily Press link

City Website link

Measure D & Measure LC (Airport Forum) hosted by WILMONT and NOMA
  • Tues, Oct 7, 7pm
  • Montana Branch Library
  • 1704 Montana Ave. Santa Monica
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.

PREFERENTIAL PARKING TO BE UPDATED 

SM Dispatch
SM Daily Press


PLANNING COMMISSION
APPROVES ALCOHOL LICENSES FOR THREE RESTAURANTS

  • 1213 Wilshire Blvd (formerly Callahan’s Restaurant)
  • 620 Santa Monica Blvd.
  • 1705 Ocean Ave (Starbucks) link







NEXT WILMONT MEETING
Tues, Oct 7, 7pm, (Meet & Greet 6:45)
Community Room
Montana Branch SM Library
AIRPORT FORUM
more info
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
Oct, 14, 6:30 pm, City Hall
PLANNING COMMISSION
Wed, Oct 1, 7:00 pm, City Hall
Decide on LUCE Amendments!!!
ATTENDANCE ENCOURAGED

Important Planning Commission Meeting Wed, Oct 1 - Tomorrow

Wed is probably the biggest Planning Commission meeting of the year for Wilmont - the night they decide on the the 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!

It is important to show up at the meeting at 7pm this Wed night at City Hall. Your presence makes a statement. If you can't attend, please send an email to the Planning Commission and City Council. (Click to addresses)
CANDIDATE FORUMS

Oct 1, Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Santa Monica
  • Wednesday, October 1, 6pm
  • SMMUSD District Office
  • 2nd floor Board Room
  • 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica
The SMC Board of Trustees candidate forum is scheduled for 6 PM, and the SMMUSD Board of Education candidate forum at 7:45 PM. If the Rent Control Board race is competitive this year, the League will also host a forum for those candidates. Santa Monica CityTV will tape these forums for replay on cable, and the videos will also be posted on www.smvote.org

The League encourages community members to submit questions for not only these two forums, but also for their City Council programming. It will include a combination of statements on various issues, a one-on-one interview, and two live round table discussions. Submit questions to league@lwvsantamonica.org. Questions should be issue-focused and phrased in a way that they can be asked of any or all of the candidates. Questions that engage in personal attacks will not be used.

Oct 8 - Council Candidate Forum  sponsored by Northeast Neighbor's
Wednesday, October 8, 7pm,
MLK Auditorium, Main Library, 601 Santa Monica BlvdMore info at NENeighbors.org.
Oct 13 - "Squirm Night" Candidate Forum sponsored by Santa Monica Daily Press
Monday, October 13, 6pm
SMC Broad Stage
1310 11th St, Santa Monica

The SM Daily Press will hold its annual squirm night on Oct 13, at the Broad Stage in partnership with SM College. 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 22 – Candidate “Hometown Forum” sponsored by the Santa Monica Mirror and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 6 PM
  • MLK Auditorium, SM Main Library
  • 601 Santa Monica Blvd , SM
            
    Join
Wilshire  Montana
Neighborhood  Coalition

 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:

Email: wilmontinfo@gmail.com
Phone:       310-359-8238

or come to our next meeting on Oct 7.


Is big bluebus service

bad blue bus service


in WILMONT?

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.































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