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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...

SMa.r.t. Column: Santa Monica’s Precarious Business Plan

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

As the City’s budget season gets underway, it is helpful to step back from the minutiae of an annual process...

Time for the School District to Adopt 20th Century Capital Project Financial Reporting

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

There has been significant confusion and debate surrounding the financial performance of the many SMMUSD facilities projects.  The absence of...

SMa.r.t. Column: The City of Santa Monica Monica – “Progressive” in 1989, “Chaotic” in 2021

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

The STATE of our CITY Are we to be a city of gardens, recreation, the arts, with courtyard housing and...

Zapped! A Promising Proposal Bites the Dust

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

Santa Monica has long touted its credentials as a “green” city, always in earnest pursuit of solutions to ongoing environmental...