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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)...

SMa.r.t. Column: So Sad

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

This is an article about the decline of a city locked into a poorly conceived code, about a city controlled...

SMa.r.t. Column: What Are They Thinking?

April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

At the April 9 Santa Monica City Council meeting approval was given to order the staff to publish an RFP...

MODE: Don’t Downgrade Success!

April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019

MODE (Mobility On-Demand Every Day) is a program launched in July 2018 by the Big Blue Bus to serve the...

Our Cars Are Killing Us

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

Many science fiction stories involve humans battling for survival from the robots they themselves created. Unfortunately that future is already...

SMa.r.t. Column: Gridlocked Best Intentions

February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

On any given evening (and especially weekends) pay a visit to north-bound 2nd Street between Broadway Avenue and Santa Monica...

Is Santa Monica’s Heart for Sale?

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Note from SMa.r.t.: This article, in a longer form, was originally published four years ago but is still as pertinent...

The Myth of “Public” Art in Santa Monica

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Over the past few years, the Stanton MacDonald Wright murals at the entrance to Santa Monica City Hall have stirred...

A Clean(er) Energy Future in SM

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Where do we get our electricity? Until now, from Southern California Edison. But beginning next month, Santa Monica residents will...

The City Must Redo and Recirculate the EIR for the Massive Project at 4th and Arizona

January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Let’s just say it: This is Hines ALL OVER AGAIN! An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that doesn’t select qualified alternatives...