In the mid 19th century, America’s West held the promise of cheap land and riches. In some ways, this myth still holds. Last year, Oregon and California had the fastest growing economies in the United States. Much of the economic growth is concentrated along California’s coast and in the Los Angeles region. This rapid pace … Continue reading ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Note: The SMa.r.t. guest author this week is longtime Santa Monica resident Richard Orton. He is concerned about the direction our beach town is taking and has been actively engaged in our community for decades. I moved to Ocean Park in January 1970 when I was going to UCLA and I’ve lived and rented in … Continue reading Power to the People!
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
By now, most of you may have heard of the LUVE initiative. LUVE stands for Land Use Voter Empowerment. It is a citywide initiative started by Residocracy to allow residents to vote on major city development issues and projects. Signatures are now being collected to place it on the November ballot. This initiative is in … Continue reading Answering questions about Santa Monica’s LUVE initiative