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A Field of Dreams: Realized

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

It is finally here, it is beautiful, and it is a testament to tenacity.  The new field at the Civic...

SMa.r.t. Column: Texas Comes to SMMUSD

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Last week Texas suffered a dramatic blow out between the loss of power and the related water system collapse caused...

Promenade now – Back to the Future?

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021

Last week, this column reviewed the backstory of the Promenade within the context of Downtown Santa Monica.  This week, we...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Promenade – Leaving the Past to Reimagine its Future

February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

PART I This week the City Council started discussing the next move for the Santa Monica Promenade, our beleaguered and...

Saving a Failed Marriage Part 4 – Looking to Our Zoning Code for Family Counseling!

February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021

Santa Monica has spent 20+ years swimming uphill in a partnership with the development community that isn’t working – a...

Saving a Failed Marriage Part 3 – Reconciliation ??

January 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

This is the third of a four-part article dealing with the very serious problem in which the development community in...

SMa.r.t. Column: Saving a Failed Marriage – Part 2

January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

Every 8 years, the state requires cities to update their planning code’s “housing element” to reflect the number of dwelling...

SMa.r.t. Column: School Board Dilemmas – Campus Construction Planning and New Member Appointment

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

Between crafting COVID-era return-to-school plans, fine-tuning Distance Learning, developing major district-wide campus improvements, giving fair process to the Santa Monica...

SMa.r.t. Column: Planning Is a Vital Need

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2021

[We wrote this article 6.5 years ago. Today, the issues it raises continue to bedevil the city, and with more...

SMa.r.t. Column: Yes, Santa Monica, there is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2020

December 24, 2020

It’s that time of year again, but tragically this year so many things are staggeringly different and difficult on many...