October 20, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


SMa.r.t. Column: Which Santa Monica Do You Prefer to Live & Work In?

October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

Santa Monica’s Governance  Last I heard, we are a country “by the people and for the people.” But Santa Monica...

Column: Santa Monica–A Broken System

October 9, 2020

October 9, 2020

What do all of us want? We want what we used to have and what everyone longs to get back...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Future of Our City Is At Stake

October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

On 2003, we embarked on the LUCE (Land Use Circulation Element) – a planning process outlining the future of our...

OpEd: The Miramar Project Will Be a New Architectural Jewel

September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

The Miramar Hotel has been a central part of Santa Monica’s history and an integral part of the community for...

SMa.r.t. Column: A Clean Slate

September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020

So there you have it! Maybe. Another win for the rich guys as the Planning Commission voted 6 to 1...

Worst Housing Bills Fail; Solution via Market Forces Now Possible

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist Evidence keeps mounting that California’s longtime housing shortage can be solved by market forces set loose...

SMa.r.t. Column: Budget Reform and the New Normal

September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020

Our guest columnist this week is Marc L. Verville. He is a native of Santa Monica, now lives in Sunset...

Losing Our City!

August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020

Our guest columnist this week is Marc L. Verville. He is a native of Santa Monica, now lives in Sunset...

Has Coronavirus Killed the Mass Transit Boom?

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

For most of the last 30 years, California saw a mass transit boom stretching from San Diego to Los Angeles...

SMa.r.t. Column: Where Oh Where Is Our City Council? – Part 2

August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

In last week’s article we touched on the nine bills currently before our state legislature which assigns and orders, under...