The “Broken” D.A. Process

Santa Monica is undergoing a period of sustained growth. But it has reached a crossroads where even bus shelters can’t be designed successfully. Why are we at this intersection?We have a city budget that drives development and planning codes allowing Development Agreements (D.A.s) to override our zoning codes. Instead of following the zoning code, it … Continue reading The “Broken” D.A. Process

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Parks Make Life Better

“Out is In!” is the theme of this year’s National Parks & Recreation Month. Our community is an incredibly active one, where city parks are an important part of our urban life. Over 70 percent of our residents live in apartments, with another 10 percent living in condos or town homes. That means the vast … Continue reading Parks Make Life Better