September 30, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica City Council Race To Likely Feature 15 Candidates:

There will definitely be at least one new council member on the dais at the final Santa Monica City Council meeting of 2014. A few days following Council member Bob Holbrook’s announcement he would not seek seventh term on the dais, the list of candidates seeking to be elected to one of Santa Monica’s highest public offices became clearer.

In total, 18 potential candidates pulled papers for City Council. As of 9 am today, only 10 qualified for the ballot. However,  five other candidates have filed their paperwork, but the certification process is still being complete.

The 10 qualified candidates are (in alphabetical order): Nick Boles, Phil Brock, Michael Feinstein, Frank Gruber, Sue Himmelrich, Jennifer Kennedy, Kevin McKeown, Richard McKinnon, Pam O’Connor, and Jerry Rubin.

The five other potential candidates that are likely to qualify for the November ballot are Whitney Scott Bain, Jon Mann, Terrence Later, Zoe Muntaner, and Denise Neal.

One thing is for certain: the dais will look dramatically different than it did prior to the 2012 election. Not only would at least three new faces be on the council within that two-year timeframe, but Santa Monica will also have a new City Manager for the first time since January 2010.

Accordingly, some of the most familiar faces on the dais during the past five to 10 years will no longer sit on the dais.

In 2012, Richard Bloom retired from the Santa Monica City Council after 13 years of service, moving on to serve the City and surrounding communities in Sacramento as a member of the State Assembly.

Also in 2012, Bobby Shriver ended his council service at eight years. Less than two years later, Shriver threw his hat in the ring in the race to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the County Board of Supervisors and will face off against Sheila Kuehl for that seat on Nov. 4.

Last week, Council member Bob Holbrook announced he would not run for re-election this year, ending a 24-year run on the dais.

According to the election calendar, Aug. 13 was the deadline to file nomination papers. The Secretary of State’s office was scheduled to determine the name order on the ballot on Aug. 14.

Meanwhile, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board election race is over before it begins with only three candidates filing to run for the three seats.

In the race for the four seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), the following seven candidates have officially qualified: Patricia Finer, Craig Foster, Laurie Lieberman (incumbent), Dhun May, Ralph Mechur (incumbent), Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, and Oscar de la Torre (incumbent).

Nimish Patel will not be returning to the SMMUSD board.

The final candidate list in the race for the four seats on the Santa Monica College Board are Dennis Frisch, Nancy Greenstein (incumbent), Louise Jaffe (incumbent), Barry Snell (incumbent), Andrew Walzer (incumbent), and Maria L. Loya.

For all the latest election updates, visit smvote.org.

in News
Related Posts

Fresh Corn Grill Closes Santa Monica Location

September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

Restaurant ceases operations September 23 By Dolores Quintana Fresh Corn Grill, a small chain based in Westwood that serves “a...

Santa Monica’s Love Coffee Bar Expanding to Mar Vista

September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

3519 S Centinela Avenue location coming for popular Santa Monica coffee shop  By Dolores Quintana Love Coffee Bar, a Santa...

Dr. Jane Goodall Speaking at Youth Event Wednesday at Temescal Park

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Seven Arrows Elementary hosting event Wednesday for students from around region Seven Arrows Elementary, an independent kindergarten through 6th grade...

Five Santa Monica Artists Awarded City Artist Fellowships

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

The $16,000 Artist Fellowship will be presented to painter and sculptor Meg Cranston The City of Santa Monica awarded five...

Santa Monica High School Orchestra Program Presents Disney in Concert Around the World

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Submitted by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District For the first time since the fall of 2019, the Santa Monica...

Trailhead Improvement Project Begins at Cheeseboro Canyon

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Access to trails will continue, but use of temporary parking lot required The National Park Service is revitalizing the trailhead...

Santa Monica Man Killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies After Hitting a Deputy With Car and Attempting to Attack Him With a Knife

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Marlon Bonds shot by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday night in Rancho Cucamonga  By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica...

Man Arrested for Santa Monica College Sexual Assaults

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Christopher Noah Griddine II being held on $1 million bond By Sam Catanzaro A 27-year-old man has been arrested for...

SMa.r.t. Column: SMCLC Rejects Gelson’s Project

September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

This week our SMa.r.t. column is guest written by the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City (SMCLC). They are...

Framing Nearly Complete on Lincoln Blvd 47 Unit Mixed Use Building: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – September 26th, 2022

September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* Framing Nearly Complete on Lincoln Blvd 47 Unit Mixed Use Building* City of...

Renderings Released for Santa Monica Library-Adjacent Affordable Housing

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

38 units planned to at 1333 7th Street By Dolores Quintana The Foundation For Affordable Housing has proposed a new...

Kim Kardashian Buys Cindy Crawford’s Former Malibu Estate for $70 Million

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Sale priciest residential transfer in Malibu of 2022 and is also the year’s fourth-priciest sale in the state By Dolores...

Santa Monica Mayor and City Council Call for an End to Needle Exchange Program at Reed Park

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich has formally requested that Los Angeles County end the Harm Reduction Syringe...

City of Malibu Continues Opposition to County Action to Move Juvenile Prisoners to Santa Monica Mountains Near Malibu

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

By Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer for the City of Malibu   The City of Malibu continued its strong opposition to...

Student Hospitalized Following Fight Near Santa Monica High School

September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Olympic High School student taken, discharged from hospital following Monday fight in alley behind Samohi By Sam Catanzaro A student...