By now everyone has seen the green bicycles with the Hulu labels on the front, which are zipping everywhere in our city. Conceived over 6 years ago, these bikes are part of the City’s Breeze program which is now 6 months old and is probably the most successful program to try to reduce traffic congestion … Continue reading A Bicycle Built for You
The Land Use Voter Empowerment (LUVE) Initiative will stop oversized projects while protecting rent controlled and affordable housing in Santa Monica. Our current City Council believes dense, tall, and ill-designed projects are a worthwhile exchange for a handful of affordable units and other minimal “community benefits.” The truth is LUVE strongly supports housing, but will … Continue reading The Truth about LUVE, Money & Housing
We’ve all heard the fable about the frog in a pot of water on the stove. At first, the frog is complacent and unaware of its imminent demise. It is only when the water becomes unbearably hot that it realizes the danger, albeit too late. Our fate and timing might not be so different. The … Continue reading When it comes to sustainability, is Santa Monica in hot water?
For some time now, the architects, engineers (and one Parks commissioner) that make up this group have been accused of slow, dry writing and wonky jargon-filled screeds. Your message, we are told, is lost in the details! No matter. Today we try something new: a guest contribution by a highly opinionated Recreation & Parks Commissioner, professor … Continue reading THE SKY IS NOT FALLING!