Measure H & HH Forum hosted by NOMA.
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.
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.
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)
Oct 1, Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Santa Monica
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.