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Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Pro-Ponies Petition Reaches Nearly 1,300 Signatures

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:39 am

Dear Editor, I am the attorney representing Tawni Angel and her company in the lawsuit against the protestors at the Main Street Farmer’s Market, but this letter is not about the lawsuit. It’s about the ponies.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Council Should Act On Ride-Sharing Apps Before It’s Too Late

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:37 am

Dear Editor, In 2011, the City Council passed the Santa Monica Taxi Franchise law that at the time took almost 300 rouge taxis off of our streets with the intent of making the streets safe for pedestrians especially near busy venues like the Third Street Promenade.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: First Amendment Guarantees Freedom Of Speech

Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:53 am

Dear Editor, In the United States of America, and to an even stronger extent in the State of California, the First Amendment to our federal Constitution (and its state counterpart) guarantees freedom of speech.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: After The Santa Monica Airport Vote, The Time Is Right

Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:47 am

Dear Editor, Thank you Santa Monica voters for seeing your way through the thick smoke of deceit blown over the city by the aviation interests' lobby groups. With 60 percent to 40 percent voting against the pro-Santa Monica Airport (SMO) Measure D and in favor of the City's Measure LC, the only thing simmering in smoke now is the more than $750,000 spent trying to fool Santa Monica voters.

Malibu, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Politics

Letter To The Editor: Plea For Decency & Transparency Following SMMUSD Election

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:34 am

Dear Editor, The elections are over, people are assessing failures and successes and preparing to move on. Before we do, let’s ask ourselves: In this age of rampant dirty politics how much of our integrity are we willing to sacrifice to win?

Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Parking

Letter To The Editor: Parking Woes Continue To Evolve For Santa Monica Residents

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Dear Editor, I’ve been a Santa Monica resident for years, and apparently I reside in the “SMC Madison Campus” area. I received postcards in the mail informing me that additional parking meters will be installed in my area.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: How To Lose Control Of "Our Land"

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:44 am

Dear Editor, The Yes on Measure LC Committee loudly complain that, if voters closed the airport under the terms of Measure D, nothing in that measure directly addresses the development process that would follow.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why You Should Vote No On Measures H, HH

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:42 am

Dear Editor, According to campaign finance statements on file with the City Clerk, the majority of the funding for the Development Tax, aka H+HH campaign, are developers, their lawyers and architects who will reap financial rewards from the building of new high density low income rental housing projects throughout Santa Monica, primarily North of Wilshire and in Sunset Park.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why I Support Measures H & HH

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:36 am

Dear Editor: Why I support H & HH. Unlike some of my NE neighbors I support H and HH. Why, when this will mean I, a 33 year resident in Santa Monica, will have to pay considerably more transfer tax when I sell my home?

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: SMO & The Old North Bridge

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:18 am

Dear Editor, I was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, the town where the American Revolution began. Maybe it's my attachment to my origins but I can't help but compare the defeat of measure D to Paul Revere's fateful ride and the Old North Bridge where American patriots made their famous stand.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: The Common Sense City

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:49 am

Dear Editor, Every resident in our city has experienced frustration with some aspect or another of the city’s policies. Wonderful as it is, our city can improve in many different ways. What is needed is a common-sense approach, based on solving real-world problems. Some of these are physical and space-related issues. Others are related to the way projects are approved and built. Here are a few items we feel are important.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monicans - Disenfranchisement Anyone?

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:35 am

Dear Editor, Why would anyone vote to disenfranchise themselves? That's what Santa Monica City Council and backers of Measure LC on the local ballot are asking voters to do.

Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: League Of Women Voters Of Santa Monica On Ballot Measures

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:32 am

Dear Editor, The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (the League) has taken positions on all five local ballot measures coming up for a vote on November 4.

Venice, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Venice Residents Affected By SMO Can't Vote On The Problem

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:27 am

Dear Editor, As Venice residents of 22 years, we have noticed the increasing invasion, pollution and fear of SMO into our community. There are now six flight schools and the number of huge personal/corporate jets has increased dramatically!

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor - Santa Monica: Pedestrian Strike Back Measures

Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 7:23 am

Dear Editor, Oh, the joys of the pedestrian in Santa Monica – at least apart from 3rd Street Promenade, where – so far – no cars have yet mowed down our fellow featherless bipeds.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Airport Is More Than A Historical Landmark

Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:38 am

Dear Editor, Santa Monica Airport is more than a historical landmark. It is the first responder for emergencies and life-saving transplants, a place of refuge for all West Los Angeles residents, and currently cuts down on airport noise and pollution, based on current guidelines within Measure D.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market on Sundays at Main Street.

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

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Council Acts With Compassion For Ponies

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:47 am

Dear Editor, I want to thank the Santa Monica City Council for moving forward with a compassionate heart recently, when it voted to instruct city staff to explore more spacious park-line venues for our animal friends now displayed like pieces of equipment at the Main Street Farmers Market.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letters To The Editor: Why I'm Advocating Santa Monica Airport Should Be Parkland

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:15 am

Dear Editor, People ask me why I care so much about the future of the Santa Monica Airport, and why I am advocating so fiercely that the land purchased with parkland bond money be restored to being used as parkland.

Development, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: The Magic Of Adaptive Reuse

Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:22 am

Dear Editor, Just like your body, the urban fabric is continually renewing itself: buildings are continually torn down and new ones erected in their place in response to economic, demographic and political factors.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Airport's Competing Ballot Measures

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:44 am

Dear Editor: I would like to weigh in on the competing ballot measures regarding the future of the Santa Monica Airport. There has been a great deal of conflicting information put out about the land which the airport occupies.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Backing Israel Analysis Refreshing

Posted Aug. 20, 2014, 9:25 am

Dear Editor, We enjoyed reading Tom Elias' piece "Senators Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein: Different Routes In Backing Israel" in The Mirror on August 8. We would add to your refreshing analysis that mainstream media glosses over the fact that Hamas is a religious organization with a faith-based contract with Allah, their supreme being - who they believe mandated their mission.

Development, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Thirsty Development In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 8:39 am

Dear Editor, By now everyone knows about the drought, although some people seem to be in denial about the problem it presents. The governor has asked for a 20 percent reduction in use, and our City has followed suit and asked residents to reduce water use by 20 percent.

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

Letter To The Editor: Did You Really Have To SLAPP Us?

Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 9:14 am

We residents of Sunset Park have been watching the airport grow into a noisy, polluting, and dangerous jet port. Just days after a unanimous vote by City Council to look into ways to rein in the airport, an out of town airport lobby, funded by of town money, filed a petition to maintain airport status quo and change the Santa Monica Charter.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Letter To The Editor: Robbed At The SMRR Convention

Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:20 am

Dear Editor, We the Convention Delegates to the SMRR Convention on August 3, 2014 were robbed by the SMRR Co-Chair Patricia Hoffman not allowing us our third round of voting for City Council Candidates.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: SMRR Steering Committee Post-Convention Process

Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 9:15 am

Dear Editor, I am proud to be a longtime member of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights and serve on its steering committee. At least one local news organization has speculated that the spouse of a candidate for City Council might not be technically required to recuse herself from the deliberations and any votes of the steering committee in its process for deciding whether to support that candidate and others running for seats on the Council.

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