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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...

SMa.r.t. Column: Saving Our History Building

November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

SMart has always looked for ways to do more with less and to live within our means on our way...

SMa.r.t. Column: Election’s Over–Let’s get to Work

November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

The extraordinary results of our municipal election signal a deep desire, by many residents, for a change in the city’s...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Big Upset

November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020

Dear Faithful readers of the SMart Column, For over seven years you have loaned us your attention about City planning,...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Opportunity to Re-unite the Residents with their City”

October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

As election season draws to a close, we are all deciding on how to best to provide for our city’s,...

SMa.r.t. Column: Santa Monica’s Divine Comedy

October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

[SMa.r.t. originally published this article four years ago. We believe it remains current, with slight alterations. The elections, in the...