Join us on Tuesday May 2 nd from 7 - 8:30 PM
Wilmont members, residents and friends,
Our May meeting will be next Tuesday, May 2 nd (we generally meet on the first
Tuesday of every month) from 7 – 8:30 PM via Zoom. Zoom link is:
i94UT09, link can be found on our website www.wilmont.org and full Zoom link is
at the bottom of this agenda.
Our speakers will be from the Santa Monica Transportation Department led by
Mr. Ed King. They will cover the following topics as well as take questions. We
have dedicated the entire Wilmont May meeting to transportation. We look
forward to you joining us next Tuesday to learn more about your city!
Waymo (self-driving cars): What authority does the SM Transportation Department
have with regards to Waymo’s actions e.g., where they can pick up and drop off, can they
double park to pick up rides, can they park in red zones or driveways? How will we be informed
if they go into operational mode in Wilmont?
Circulation and parking changes during construction and for final
operation of Miramar Hotel: What is the status of the design documents for the
Miramar three year construction phase and final operation? Will the neighborhood residents
and/or Wilmont be involved in evaluating and giving feedback on the circulation and parking
Parking aprons: What is the legal status of how parking aprons can be used i.e., can they
be parked on if they are not blocking the sidewalk and/or street traffic? What is the current
SMMC law and is it being enforced?
Big Blue Bus: Please discuss how residents can best use the BBB? Is there any discussion
of supporting circulating buses within the city to support residents who need to get local stores,
services and entertainment? What % of the BBB is supported by fare box revenue?
Issues: New Bump Outs, Vision Zero for cyclists and pedestrians and
bike lanes’ future changes in city/Wilmont: These are topics we see on Next
Door and hear in talking with other residents. We would appreciate an overview of
each issue and what you believe the future direction will be.
Electric Scooters and Electric Bikes: Please provide an update about where they
can be parked, can they be ridden on beach paths, what companies are operating them in the
city, who do we call if we have a complaint/feedback?
Mode (Mobility On-Demand Everyday Program) – City of Santa
Monica’s shared-ride service (Lyft provided) for older adults and
persons with disabilities: Please discuss the Mode transportation model, its hours of
operations, how people contact to get rides, how they qualify and what and how do they pay
for this service.
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 previous
Santa Monica 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 10 th Street but did not have their formal application submitted
as of our April meeting. After April 4 th (our April meeting) the formal applications
have been submitted and if approved these buildings can be demoed, rent control
units will only be offered relocation monies and 1007 Lincoln will be demolished
and built into a 15 story building (preliminary application was for a 12 story
building) and 1038 10 th Street will be demolished and built into a 14 story
building (preliminary application was for a 12 story building) in the heart of
Wilmont. We will keep you updated on this serious issue of rent-control units
being demolished and 14 – 15 story buildings being built next to two story
multifamily buildings in our R2 zoned neighborhood.
Hope to see you next Tuesday 5/2 at 7 PM!
Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition (Wilmont)
Board of Directors
Elizabeth Van Denburgh is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Wilmont May Meeting
Time: May 2, 2023, 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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