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Category: Opinion


Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Climate Action Plan

June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019

Dear Mayor, Council, City Manager, Excuse me for being so blunt, but there is no other way to say this...

Santa Monica Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

(This article was published three years ago this month. SMa.r.t. believes its relevance has withstood the test of time. It...

Letter to the Mayor: Dangerous Santa Monica Intersection

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

Dear Mayor Davis: I’m cc-ing the editors of the Santa Monica Mirror, the Santa Monica Daily Press and the Santa...

SB50 Dead or Dormant?

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

Two weeks ago SMa.r.t. (Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) wrote about the dangers of SB50, a complicated State...

Small Businesses and the Development Challenge

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

The Architectural Review Board met this week to review several apartment projects in different parts of downtown, including 1238 7th...

Should 17-Year-Olds Have the Right to Vote?

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

No one protested back in the 1970s, when first Congress and then every state granted 18-year-old citizens the right to...

Column: Hearing From Homeless Individuals on the Westside

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

By Joe Fasbinder The thing you notice about the homeless in the Santa Monica-Venice area is – in addition to...

SB 50: Zombie 2.0

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Once again Sacramento is trying to destroy our City and our State. The current Godzilla is Senate Bill 50 (SB50)...

Bet On It: Californians Won’t Willingly Give Up Cars

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Since the early 1970s time of ex-Gov. Jerry Brown’s first term in office, California officials from the top down have...

Column: Santa Monica in Wake of First E-Scooter Fatality

May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

By Joe Fasbinder  So this is how the first recorded death of someone on an electric scooter in Santa Monica...