Posted Mar. 4, 2014, 9:33 am
Dear Editor, After the approval of the “Hines Bergamot Transit Village” (BTV) by the City Council a few weeks ago, many residents are still scratching their heads.
Posted Mar. 3, 2014, 9:15 am
Dear Editor, Good public policy demands the ability to be decisive when appropriate, but also the thoughtful willingness to pause, when needed, to learn from new information.
Posted Mar. 2, 2014, 8:08 am
Dear Editor, As a resident of Santa Monica for 17 years, I would like to bring your attention to a very important and ever-growing problem of a necessity of STOP signs where alleys meet the sidewalk.
Posted Mar. 2, 2014, 8:03 am
Dear Editor: It is indeed positive that the City of Santa Monica is now supporting the restoration of Paul Conrad's unique and creative 'Chain Reaction' mushroom cloud peace sculpture.
Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 12:19 pm
I am one of the citizens who is asking citizens to sign the petition to squelch the current approved DA by the Santa Monica City Council.
Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:26 am
Dear Editor, This letter is to the residents against the Hines project. How do you solve a problem that is already unbearable by rallying to do - nothing?
Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 8:00 am
Dear Editor, Recently, supporters of a referendum on a development in Santa Monica have hit the streets to gather signatures to get their issue on the ballot.
Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 12:46 pm
Editor's Note: Below is a letter on behalf of the Southern California Ecosystems Project supporting the MANGo project, which will be discussed at Santa Monica City Council tonight.
Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 9:19 am
Dear Editor, The proposed Bergamot Transit Village (BTV) is big enough to cause “significant and unavoidable” impacts to much of the Santa Monica/Venice/West LA area.
Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 6:44 am
Dear Editor, I recently attended my first Santa Monica City Council meeting after moving here a year and a half ago from the Valley. I came to speak and support the Bergamot Transit Village project and sat through hours of public comments.
Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:23 am
Dear Editor, We are undergoing difficult transitions. Heck, even CEQA is changing. There is a lot of pain amongst drivers caught in congestion, especially those who still expect to drive themselves wherever they want to go.
Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:21 am
Dear Editor, On Tuesday of last week, Hines brought their plans for Bergamot Transit Village before the Santa Monica City Council. At the hearing, community feedback ran the gamut with those opposed to the project making it clear that their primary fear was increased traffic.
Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:18 am
Dear Editor: I am increasingly concerned about the inability of Santa Monica residents to disagree civilly on matters of public policy. Prevalent though that problem may be in national politics, vituperative debate seems worse here on the local level, where we bump into each other at the supermarket, the doctor’s office, the deli or the movie theater.
Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:15 am
I want to add my voice the growing chorus of people who recognize that change may be hard and controversial, but continuing on the path we are on is the far less attractive alternative.
Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:30 am
Dear City Council members, Residocracy is an all-volunteer based non-profit organization which represents the voice of our Community Network of Residents in local government.
Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:26 am
Dear Santa Monica City Council, I am writing to you to call your attention to a major deficiency in the EIR for the proposed Hines Development Agreement.
Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:28 am
The Steering Committee of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) recently discussed and concluded that the proposed Development Agreement with Hines Development at 1681 26th St. was not acceptable to our community and should be rejected by the City Council.
Posted Dec. 14, 2013, 7:55 am
Dear Editor, I have been taking yoga classes on the beach in Santa Monica for three years; the class led by Brad Keimach, is called Beach Yoga With Brad. It is completely donation based, never turning away anyone who cannot afford to pay. Brad has been holding these classes for six years, every Saturday and Sunday morning at 10:30 am at the south end of the beach, near Marine Street.
Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 9:38 am
Editor’s Note: This is an open letter from the Santa Monica Democratic Club to the Santa Monica City Council regarding a living wage.
Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 9:21 am
Since 1993, the League of Women Voters of the United States has actively supported health care reform, including those policies which promote access to a basic level of quality care at an affordable cost to all U.S. residents.
Posted Nov. 2, 2013, 9:44 am
Dear Editor, I find it ironic that the same City Council member who approved projects that have increased traffic in Santa Monica to gridlock levels has the nerve to complain about the inconvenience to a few people for a couple of hours during a few races a year.
Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 9:08 am
Dear Editor, District wide voting/elections have proven to be more representative than any other form of government. (District voting is having candidates representing certain geographical areas within the city i.e.; Ocean Park, north of Montana, Pico Neighborhood and other established districts). Candidates associated with these areas have a vested personal interest in how they represent their constituents. They live there!
Posted Oct. 20, 2013, 6:00 am
Dear City Council, We are writing to express our extreme disappointment with the City Council’s provisional vote last week to adopt an ordinance that would allow commercial fitness instruction, classes and camps in Palisades Park. We regard commercialization of Palisades Park as a betrayal of the public trust.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:30 am
Dear Editor: The Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights Steering Committee unanimously urges the Planning Commission and the City Council to just say “NO” to the proposed Hines Project DA.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:21 am
Dear City Council, The issue of regulating fitness training in Santa Monica city parks has been debated for more than a year, and last week the city council deliberated on an ordinance that would formalize that regulatory and permitting process.