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Small Businesses and the Development Challenge

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

The Architectural Review Board met this week to review several apartment projects in different parts of downtown, including 1238 7th...

SB 50: Zombie 2.0

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Once again Sacramento is trying to destroy our City and our State. The current Godzilla is Senate Bill 50 (SB50)...

SMa.r.t. Column: So Sad

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

This is an article about the decline of a city locked into a poorly conceived code, about a city controlled...

SMa.r.t. Column: What Are They Thinking?

April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

At the April 9 Santa Monica City Council meeting approval was given to order the staff to publish an RFP...

Our Cars Are Killing Us

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

Many science fiction stories involve humans battling for survival from the robots they themselves created. Unfortunately that future is already...

Micro Thinking Without Master Planning

April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019

Six new apartment projects, all with 100 percent micro units, have been proposed for Santa Monica’s downtown. The developer is...

Tunneling for Mobility

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Starting this year permits from the Santa Monica Planning Department will require a  new additional fee called “Travel Demand Forecasting...

Our City’s Unique Charm…And our ability to share it.

March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

Santa Monica is unique in many ways. Perhaps most significant is how we are perched, high on a cliff overlooking...

Thanks, Village of Field Warriors

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

That huge gust of wind you felt one rainy afternoon last week wasn’t a gust of wind at all. It...

Open Space… Is There Any Left?

March 9, 2019

March 9, 2019

Yes there is. Small as it is, there is about 2.5 acres in the heart of downtown waiting to be...