Santa Monica’s 10 steps to civic sobriety

In November 2013 we met as a group of design professionals to discuss concerns regarding the city’s direction. Using our professional experience our intent was to provide a framework for discussing our city’s future. In May 2014 we authored an article outlining five goals for Santa Monica’s future: 1. To preserve Santa Monica’s relaxed beach … Continue reading Santa Monica’s 10 steps to civic sobriety

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Is Santa Monica the victim of its own success?

Santa Monica has had the distinction of being recognized as one of the most “progressive” cities in the nation. It began in 1979 when residents coalesced around a rent control initiative. It continues today with a City known for its commitment to social and environmental issues. But is this still true? It appears that business … Continue reading Is Santa Monica the victim of its own success?