October 1, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Planning Commission To Consider Electric Vehicle Sales On Promenade:

The process is far from complete, but the Third Street Promenade is one step closer to having an all-electric vehicle sales showroom as the Santa Monica Planning Commission rubber stamped a resolution on Sept. 21 allowing manufacturers of electric vehicles to set up shop in the city’s most iconic shopping thoroughfare.

With the unanimous approval of the resolution, commissioners will now hold a public hearing on whether to make a recommendation to changes to the Zoning Ordinance in order to allow an electric vehicle showroom and sales center on the north end of the Third Street Promenade.

“The first step in the ordinance adoption process is for the Planning Commission to announce its intention to consider … an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance,” Paul Foley, a principal planner for the city, wrote to commissioners in a staff report. “A public hearing by the Planning Commission to consider staff recommendations on this ordinance is scheduled on October 19, 2011.”

Santa Monica residents will also be able to provide input on the planned ordinance change.

The resolution considered by commissioners stated “in order to encourage environmentally-friendly vehicles and support the City’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and green businesses and jobs, it is desirous that the electric vehicle automobile dealership showrooms be allowed in commercially prominent locations, including the Third Street Promenade, to support sales of the vehicles.”

Electric vehicle automobile dealership showrooms have already been established in shopping centers in other cities such as Los Angeles, San Jose, Calif., and Lone Tree, Colo.

Council member Terry O’Day introduced the idea of allowing electric vehicle dealership on the Third Street Promenade at the Aug. 9 city council meeting.

Should commissioners recommend the zoning ordinance change after the Oct. 19 public hearing, the issue will likely return to the Santa Monica City Council for adoption.

Keep up-to-date With The Mirror:

Follow The Mirror on Twitter: twitter.com/SMMirror

Follow The Mirror on Facebook: facebook.com/SMMirror

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: Avoiding a ‘Twindemic’

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

Local officials are trying to avoid a double dose of hospitalizations from the flu and coronavirus being coined a ‘Twindemic.’...

Edify TV: Westside Colleges to Remain Remote for Foreseeable Future

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

Westside college campuses, closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will likely remain closed for the foreseeable future. Learn more in this...

BREAKING: Santa Monica City Council Approves Miramar Expansion

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

Project moves forward by 4-2 vote By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica City Council has approved plans that have been in...

Santa Monica Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

Alzheimer’s Association encouraging residents to walk in small groups amid COVID-19 The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Santa Monica residents to...

Lawsuit Filed Against Plaza Development

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Slow-growth group says City is violating Surplus Land Act By Sam Catanzaro A slow-growth group has filed a lawsuit to...

City Of Santa Monica Being Sued Over Proposed Plaza Project: Santa Monica Beat – September, 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica Being Sued Over Proposed Plaza Project. * LA Street...

Santa Monica Police Make Additional Arrests in Looting of REI

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Marques Miles and Misty Jones arrested by Santa Monica Police Department Santa Monica police recently made additional arrests of two...

OpEd: The Miramar Project Will Be a New Architectural Jewel

September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

The Miramar Hotel has been a central part of Santa Monica’s history and an integral part of the community for...

Edify TV: Trident Center Redevelopment

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

The Westside’s Trident Center is getting a major overhaul and new name as part of a flurry of development in...

Miramar Project to go Before City Council Tuesday

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Councilmember Gleam Davis asks City Attorney whether she should rescue self from vote  By Sam Catanzaro  Santa Monica lawmakers will...

SMa.r.t. Column: Needed, A Heart Transplant

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

We have written about adaptive reuse in previous columns and have postulated that with proper incentives, the existing one, two...

Edify TV: Boulders Blocking Westside Encampment

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

City officials recently removed boulders placed on sidewalks by some Westside residents to prevent the formation of a homeless encampment....

Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? Santa Monica Beat – September, 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? * Increases In...

SMC to Be Online for Winter and Spring 2021

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

College cites lack of available vaccine  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced it will be delivering classes...

Edify TV: Al Fresco Program Ending?

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

During a COVID-19 pandemic many restaurants have found aid through the City of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco dining program, but...