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.
Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:10 am
Dear Editor, When I moved to Santa Monica about 15 years ago, I chose to live near Wilshire because of transit. I have long seen increased use of mass transit as a very important part of a healthy society. Anyone who looks at the traffic along Wilshire can tell that it’s a transit corridor.
Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 8:54 am
Dear Editor, The Santa Monica City Council approved funding at their June 10 meeting for consultants to begin work with the community, and the Planning Department, in an effort to improve Lincoln Blvd. south of the freeway.
Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 2:50 pm
Dear Editor, This just happened to my assistant in Santa Monica: My assistant has lived in her Santa Monica rent control apartment since the early 80’s. She was a renter during the era of TORCA conversions and because she could not afford to convert her one bedroom apartment into a condo, she has remained there as a tenant ever since.
Posted May. 11, 2014, 9:42 am
The Bergamot Station Arts Center is yet another planned development project. Santa Monica has one of the premier arts centers in Southern California. It’s successful, it has character, it has style, and it has passionate art gallery and theatre operators. It’s worth preserving!
Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:22 am
Dear Editor, The lawsuit and referendum against the Hines Project is a big step in the right direction, but the issue at hand is far more than just the Hines project in particular and over development in general.
Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:20 am
Dear Editor, I’ve lived right under the takeoff path (just west of Lincoln) for over 33 years. There are certainly many moments when the sound of the planes is incredibly annoying, although I find the jets far less annoying than the propeller craft, largely because they’re out of the way in seconds, rather than s-t-r-u-g-g-l-i-n-g flatulently along for what seems like an eternity, like the propeller ones.
Posted Apr. 8, 2014, 9:45 am
Dear Editor, We the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) are concerned about the recent incident that occurred at Santa Monica High School, and we support the decision to place teacher/coach on leave and to launch a complete investigation of the incident.
Posted Mar. 29, 2014, 7:33 am
Dear Editor, The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association endorses the citizen initiated ballot measure that would put the future of any city actions to change the airport in voters’ hands.
Posted Mar. 18, 2014, 9:09 am
I want to extend my personal thanks for helping make our first Community Shred Day such a huge success on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Santa Monica.
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.