Dear Wilmont members, residents and friends,
Our April meeting will be next Tuesday, April 4th
Our speakers will be:
Michael Brodsky, Airport2Park Foundation Board Member: He’ll be providing his perspective as an Airport2Park Foundation Board Member regarding the past, present and future of the airport. He’ll take Q&A
Santa Monica Public Works Team: They’ll be providing an update on the city’s Zero waste efforts and the Sold Waste Rate Study. As well, they’ll be discussing the Airport Conversion planning effort and welcome feedback on ways to best conduct outreach to Wilmont residents and businesses. They’ll take Q&A.
Waymo Public Relations Team: Alexander Hall and Amanda Ventura Zink: They’ll be talking about why they recently announced Los Angeles as their third ride hailing market (in addition to San Francisco and Phoenix) and what their black and white vehicles have been doing driving around Santa Monica and especially Montana Ave. They’ll take Q&A.
Waymo hits the streets of Santa Monica
Here is some additional information Waymo provided:
• Waymo is a sister company of Google under the Alphabet umbrella.
• We are currently in the mapping phase where our vehicles are being manually driven in several areas in the Los Angeles region and Santa Monica is one of them.
• Here is a link on how Waymo's autonomous vehicles use data.
• Waymo receives our permits from the DMV and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). We have a separate policy team that focuses on permits.
Waymo’s Co-CEOs are Tekedra Mawakana and Dmitri Dolgov.
Wilmont Residents Information Update:
Builder’s Remedy projects: Based on state not city law, BR projects were allowed to have preliminary applications submitted because the state decided not to approve our Housing Element in 2022 when the city submitted it. Every other Housing Element has been approved with no questioning. BR allows builders to propose ANY housing projects of ANY height and ANY density ANYWHERE in the city if it has 20% affordable housing. See the link to the Builder’s Remedy table on the city planning website santamonica.gov - Builder's Remedy . Two projects in Wilmont have had preliminary applications submitted: 1007 Lincoln and 1038 10th Street but do not have their formal application submitted. If the formal applications are submitted and approved these buildings can be demoed, rent control units will only be offered relocation monies and both buildings will be rebuilt into 12 story buildings in the heart of Wilmont. We will keep you updated on this serious issue of rent-control units being demolished and 12 story buildings being built next to two story buildings in our R2 zoned neighborhood.
Hope to see you next Tuesday 4/4 at 7 PM!
Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition (Wilmont)
Board of Directors
Elizabeth Van Denburgh is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Wilmont April Meeting
Time: Apr 4, 2023 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 840 2097 2773
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