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S.M.a.r.t Column: Two More Futures

November 13, 2023

November 13, 2023

In our last column, S.M.a.r.t discussed the future we might want for our City 50-75 years from now; see the...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Urgency to Retrofit Earthquake-Deficient Buildings, Part II

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

Santa Monica’s earthquake-retrofit laws are being bypassed by some building owners, and the city may have trouble enforcing those ordinances...

SMa.r.t. Column: New City Financial Plan: The Resident Homeowner Bank

April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

Part II: Who pays the proposed transfer tax and where does the money go? Last week, we introduced the proposed...