MEASURE H & HH
Measure H, if passed, would increase the transfer tax of any SM property sold for over 1 million from 3% to 9%. Measure HH would set those funds aside for affordable housing.
Proponents believe that these measures will help restore funds to affordable housing after the collapse of the Santa Monica Redevelopment Agency.
Opponents believe that this tax is an exorbitant increase, targets only a few, and will give developers even more money to build high density, multi-floor projects.
CITY COUNCIL PICKS WORTHE GROUP TO DEVELOP BERGAMOT
Against staff's recommendation, SM City Council selected the Worthe Real Estate Group to work with the community to develop Bergamot. This choice was made after over 100 residents and gallery owners came to speak on the issue.
Community Open House
Please join the Planning and Community Development Department for a special meeting with the Planning Commission at a COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE to discuss Santa Monica’s first Pedestrian Action Plan and learn important facts about walking in the city today. At this event, help us shape priorities for improvements to create a world-class walking environment.
What next for the SM Civic Auditorium?
Join us for an interactive community workshop. Experience the facility, explore the site, and discuss the uses proposed by the community.more
MID CITY NEIGHBORS HOSTS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM
Please join Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
for our Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Candidate Forum
Monday, September 15, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Forum begins promptly at 7 p..m.
Santa Monica Main Library
Martin Luther King Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
(NOTE: THE LIBRARY LOCATION, NOT OUR USUAL MEETING LOCATION)
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs will guarantee you a seat. RSVP with number of persons, and the neighborhood in which you reside. All are welcome to send questions for the candidates, however they must be received by September 8, 2014.
RSVP and questions to:
Is big bluebus service
bad blue bus service
Complaints by several Wilmont members has focused the board's attention on the poor BBB service in our area. The primary crosstown service for Wilmont is the 41 line which goes from Montana down 20th to SM College and returns via 14th Street. But this service is, in effect, a one way trip to crosstown or to Expo on week nights because the bus stops running at 7:30pm. There's no service at all on weekends and most major holidays. The BBB doesn't have viable cross-town service for the Wilshire Montana Neighborhood.