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SMa.r.t. Column: Does Increased Density Lead to Increased Affordability?

June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

Much of recent debate in Santa Monica has centered around the idea that changing zoning in single-family zones would result...

Guest Columnist: A Perspective…

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Six or so years ago,  I started reading some pieces in a local Santa Monica paper.  I was struck by...

When Reality Meets the Housing Element

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

Affordability is the housing issue in Santa Monica (SM). Densification of the City is the primary objective of the draft...

SMa.r.t. Column: Community vs Commodity

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

The cost of housing in a capitalist society is primarily determined by who owns it. While housing can be bought,...

SMa.r.t. Column: Everyone Has a Plan……

May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

In the summer of 2010 your City adopted its Land Use and Circulation element (LUCE). This legal document, a product...

SMa.r.t. Column: Power to the People

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

Electrical power is now determining much of modern life from smartphones, to electric toothbrushes, to scooters to cars and beyond...

SMa.r.t. Column: Santa Monica Needs More Sunshine

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

You wouldn’t think so by looking outside, but Santa Monica is under ominous dark grey clouds on the horizon in...

SMa.r.t. Column: Politics as Usual

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Friday, October 11, 2019, was a warm, pleasant day in the Bay Area town of Newark, California. Midday temps were...

SMa.r.t. Column: SMMUSD’s Financial Performance and Underlying Issues

April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

There has been much discussion regarding the SMMUSD’s financial performance.  The Board recently issued a statement noting that they have...

SMa.r.t. Column: History Repeats Itself

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

Santa Monicans today understand there is a titanic struggle going on for the heart and soul of their City. And...