City for Sale…Tons of Charm, Needs Planning

Development is occurring at a feverish pace in our City. The Character of our neighborhoods is under siege from outside interests. Developers are circumventing current zoning requirements using “backroom deals” with the City’s staff to provide minimal community benefits in exchange for larger projects. The result is excessive profit for the developers, and massive headaches … Continue reading City for Sale…Tons of Charm, Needs Planning

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What do we Need?

It appears that our City Council is in the midst of an identity crisis, our identity. They believe that both we and they live or should live in a different much denser urban place. They think they are working for those that would develop the City rather than those that live in it. If they … Continue reading What do we Need?

Press Release regarding the Metropolitan Pacific Project 6.9.14

To the Santa Monica City Council: Although the developer and his world class architect have done an excellent job in following the program which you and the staff outlined, neither the 148 ft. design nor the 84 foot design, though very well conceived and beautifully presented, seem right for this very significant and pivotal location … Continue reading Press Release regarding the Metropolitan Pacific Project 6.9.14