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

Category: Opinion


SMa.r.t. Column: The City’s Hidden Thirst

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

City Council voted last month to increase water rates throughout the city by about 100% over a period of 5...

Rent Control Again: Is This Voted Needed?

February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020

It was a head-scratcher the other day when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted more than 1 million voter signatures aiming...

Survival at the Edge of the Sea!

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

~ The city’s well-being index for 2019 notes that only 20% of Santa Monica residents feel that they have any...

SMa.r.t. Column: I Can See Clearly Now! (20/20 Vision)

January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

It is a new year, and as most people have already made and broken their 2020 resolutions, more straight talk...

Looking at Santa Monica with 20/20 Vision

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020

It’s a new year, and as most people have already made and broken their 2020 resolutions, it’s time to take...

It’s Time to Reevaluate Scooter Rules

January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

When an elderly lady tripped over a scooter lying on the sidewalk a year ago and fractured her hip and...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on virtually all parts of...

SMa.r.t. Column: Stay The Course

January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

How would you like to live in a small, already built out, city that, every year,  was building more than...

Is Our City Riding a Trojan Horse – Part 2

January 2, 2020

January 2, 2020

As discussed in Part 1 of our article two weeks ago (https://smmirror.com/2019/12/is-our-city-council-riding-a-trojan-horse), Santa Monica will be required by state law...

Return of Sb50: Good or Bad for Your Health?

December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019

The good news last year for many Californians who happen to live near light rail stations and heavily traveled bus...