Former Santa Monica mayor and Council member Michael Feinstein will announce his 2014 City Council campaign today, June 17.
Feinstein served two terms on the Santa Monica City Council from 1996 to 2004 and served as Mayor from 2000 to 2002.
The location and schedule of the announcement and kickoff is meant to recall achievements from Feinstein’s first two terms in office, and reflect values and goals of his campaign this year:
5 pm: Gather at Santa Monica City Hall, at Ken Genser Square
5:30 pm: Walk to Tongva Park
5:45 pm: Press conference at Tongva Park
6:15 pm: Free community dinner at Tongva Park
8 pm: After party at Chez Jay’s
The choice of Tongva Park is meant to recall Feinstein’s role in the City’s purchase of the RAND land in 1999 and ultimately build a park there instead of a proposed plan to possibly bring 305,000 square feet of office space up to 84′ high.
Hosting an organic community dinner in the park (and an after-party nearby) reflects Feinstein’s hope that his campaign can help bring together a community he believes is deeply divided over development issues.