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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...

SMa.r.t. Column: Citizen Victory!

December 19, 2020

December 19, 2020

Tuesday night Santa Claus brought Santa Monica a gift that we have waited 7 years for. That evening the City...

Santa Monica Under SCAG’s Boot

December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

As most of you know the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is now forcing Santa Monica to permit 8873...

SMart Column: A Better Ship of State

December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

On Tuesday, December 8th, shortly after 5:30 PM, Oscar de la Torre, Christine Parra, and I will be among the...

SMa.r.t. Column: Our Brave New World: How the Residents Can Help Realize Their Goals

November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020

As the weather chills, we enter a Holiday Season like no other that the City of Santa Monica has seen...