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News, City Council, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

City-Backed Santa Monica Airport Initiative Remains In Holding Pattern

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:54 am

An attempt to place a City-backed initiative on the November ballot to maintain the City Council’s power to determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is still held at the gate and not yet ready for takeoff, as council members were in a holding pattern on Tuesday night in trying to figure out how best compete with another voter measure backed by a national pilot’s group.

A rendering of the MINI dealership that will bring a 35-foot high building to 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Business, Santa Monica

MINI Dealership Given Green Light In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:47 am

A rare moment occurred at Santa Monica City Hall on Tuesday night. A development agreement (DA) bringing more vehicles to Santa Monica was not only approved, but no one opposed the project on its actual merits.

The Santa Monica City Council will weigh in on a MINI dealership proposing to bring a 35-foot high building to 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Development, Business, Santa Monica

MINI Dealership In Line For Santa Monica City Council Green Light

Posted Jul. 8, 2014, 8:48 am

A new car dealership could soon zig and zag its way to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 14th Street. The proposed dealership has already handled a few tough corners en route to the City Council, but before MINI crosses the finish line and opens up shop in Santa Monica, the group proposing the auto company’s arrival must still win over the City Council.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Rent Control

Nominations Open July 14 For Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD Board, SMC Board

Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:30 am

Want to serve on the Santa Monica City Council? Or maybe the Rent Control Board, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, or Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education?

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Proposal To Limit Heights Of Santa Monica Beachfront Buildings Fails

Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am

The Councilmember Discussion Items section of the bi-monthly Santa Monica City Council agenda is rarely a time for fireworks. Requested items placed on the second to last section of the agenda are usually quickly – and casually – discussed before moving forward to public comment.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Sacramento, Politics, California Assembly, Legislation

Hit-And-Run Bill Gains Support Of City Council

Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

Assembly Bill 1532 (AB 1532) would create a penalty for a driver who strikes a person and flees the scene without stopping, even if the person struck is not injured.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo, Airport

City Hall Seeks Competing SMO Voter Initiative

Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a direction on Tuesday to find some sort of middle ground with a ballot measure that could compete with another initiative aiming to limit the elected panel’s powers on airport issues.

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday directed City staff to put together an ordinance that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes (pictured right) wherever traditional cigarettes are also banned.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Electronic Cigarettes, Vaping

E-Cigarette Regulation Puffs Ahead

Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday the drafting of an ordinance to regulate the use of vaporizers the same way as traditional cigarettes.

News, City Council, Venice, Transportation, Santa Monica

Segway Ban On Venice's Ocean Front Walk Strengthened

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:05 am

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to close a loophole in the city's ban on the use of Segways and other similar personal vehicles or scooters on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

City Council, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica City Council In Midst Of An Identity Crisis

Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 9:18 am

It appears that our Santa Monica City Council is in the midst of an identity crisis, our identity. They believe that both we and they live or should live in a different much denser urban place.

E-cigarettes may soon be regulated the same way as cigarettes in Santa Monica.

News, City Council, Health, Santa Monica

E-Cigarettes Could Be Regulated Same As Real Cigarettes In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 9:16 am

The act of vaping might soon be no different than smoking under the eyes of the law, as the Santa Monica City Council will be discussing this Tuesday the possibility of an ordinance to regulate e-cigarettes the same way as cigarettes.

Former Santa Monica mayor Michael Feinstein, who served on the City Council more than 10 years ago, announced Tuesday his bid for the year’s November election.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Michael Feinstein Launches His Santa Monica City Council Bid

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:28 am

A walk in the park, a vegan meal in the shade, and an after party at Santa Monica landmark Chez Jay: these activities were part of Michael Feinstein’s announcement that he is seeking a return to the City Council, where he once served as mayor more than 10 years ago.

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously opted to figure out how to make a 148-foot proposal work for a development between Fourth and Fifth Street on the south side of Arizona Avenue ahead of an alternate 84-foot high proposal.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Tall Downtown Santa Monica Project Receives Initial Support

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 8:55 am

If all goes as planned, there could soon be a new 148-foot building in downtown Santa Monica. Then again, considering the current political climate, a referendum might sprout up before a shovel is ever placed into the dirt.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Michael Feinstein To Launch City Council Campaign Today

Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 4:10 am

Former Santa Monica mayor and Council member Michael Feinstein will announce his 2014 City Council campaign today.

A rendering of the development proposed for Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica returns to City Council for discussion on Tuesday.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Preliminary Designs For 4th/5th And Arizona Project On Council Docket

Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:19 am

Santa Monica City staff will be looking for direction from Santa Monica council members this Tuesday for the preliminary designs of a proposed project on City-owned property between Fourth and Fifth Streets and just south of Arizona Avenue.

Construction workers are completing track work for the Expo light rail line along Colorado Avenue between 4th and 17th Street.

News, City Council, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Santa Monica, Metro Comes To Terms On Expo Line Operation

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:00 am

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro) to operate the Expo Line from Olympic and Centinela to just shy of the Santa Monica Pier.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Earthquake

Seismically Hazardous Buildings To Be Identified

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:00 am

City Hall will hire an engineering firm to create list of buildings made of concrete, steel, or wood framing and are at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.

News, City Council, Transportation, Santa Monica

City Seeks New Contractor For Pilot Car Share Program

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:00 am

Council members unanimously approved on Tuesday the withdrawal of negotiations between City Hall and Hertz after the latter essentially disappeared from the bargaining table.

A rendering of the public building proposed to be built on Arizona Avenue between 4th and 5th.

City Council, Development, Opinion, Santa Monica

What Say You: In Defense Of Fun Architecture

Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am

Architecture has been in the news in Santa Monica, but not in a good way. Now, in the midst of all the noise of development, comes another project.

Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day, who has a business related to electric vehicles, abstained from voting; the other six council members voted in favor of supporting AB 2565.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Electric Car, State Assembly

Council Backs Bill Allowing Renters To Have Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

A bill in the State Assembly proposing allow renting tenants install electric vehicle charging stations in a leased parking space at their own expense has earned the unanimous support of the Santa Monica City Council on May 13.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica, Hines

Hines DA Rescinded

Posted May. 16, 2014, 8:41 am

The Santa Monica City Council voted to rescind the Hines Development Agreement. Tuesday night's vote was 4-1 with 2 abstensions.

Council member Kevin McKeown will be honored by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party as 50th Assembly District Democrat of the Year.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Kevin Mckeown, Westside

Councilmember Kevin McKeown Elected to Westside Cities Council of Governments

Posted May. 16, 2014, 8:16 am

Long-serving Santa Monica City Councilmember Kevin McKeown has been elected as an officer of the Westside Cities Council of Governments, a multi-ju...

A rendering of the mixed-used Hines project at 1681 26th Street that will total 765,095 square feet of housing, creative office space, and restaurant and retail space.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Council To Decide On Hines Referendum On Tuesday

Posted May. 12, 2014, 9:42 am

Perhaps one of the Santa Monica City Council’s biggest decisions to make outside of the future of the Santa Monica Airport is about to take place on Tuesday, as the seaside community’s panel of seven elected officials will decide whether to repeal the Hines development agreement (DA) or submit the question to the City’s voters in November.

Richard McKinnon, Santa Monica Planning Commissioner

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Planning Commissioner Richard McKinnon To Run For Santa Monica City Council

Posted May. 8, 2014, 8:32 am

Santa Monica Planning Commissioner Richard McKinnon will formally announce his candidacy for the Santa Monica City Council at a campaign launch event this Friday.

A rendering of the mixed-used Hines project at 1681 26th Street that will total 765,095 square feet of housing, creative office space, and restaurant and retail space.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Hines Development Future To Be Determined At May 13 City Council Meeting

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 9:11 am

The next chapter written in the Hines development agreement (DA) saga was more of the administrative nature, as the Santa Monica City Council acknowledged on Tuesday a resident petition seeking to overturn a multi-use project approved to be built at the former Papermate site at 1681 26th Street.

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