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Last-Minute Changes to Downtown Community Plan Affordability Requirements Could Hurt Housing Goals

With the final decision about the Downtown Community Plan, which will govern changes to the downtown through 2030, scheduled for next Tuesday, housing advocates are concerned that some last-minute changes to the plan’s affordable...

Why Housing Matters

Editor's Note: This is the first of a seven part series by Steven Chaparro for Longbeachize, also a publication of Southern California Streets Initiative and Santa Monica Next's sister site. Below is the introduction to Chapparro's in-depth look...

How To Bust A Housing Boom and A Housing Boon

This article originally appeared on Healthy City Local. I’m sure readers are trembling with anticipation after I ended my last post with this cliffhanger: aside from drastically reducing the advantage that residential development in downtown Santa...

League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Hosts Activists, Community Leaders for Homelessness Event

Via League of Women Voters of Santa Monica press release. As part of its “Making Democracy Work” series, the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica will host a free event Saturday, November 18, addressing...

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities in Santa Monica

Via city of Santa Monica website. Santa Monica is home to many nonprofit organizations that work year-round to provide food and services to our most vulnerable residents. As we head into the holiday season, consider...

Before Final Downtown Plan Vote, City Manager Warns Against Too Much Housing

The Santa Monica City Council will vote tonight on the final Downtown Community Plan amid concerns that last minute changes to the plan's affordable housing requirements will suppress much-needed housing growth. However, City Manager Rick...

Santa Monica City Council Adopts Downtown Community Plan, Remains Divided Over Housing

After nearly six years, Santa Monica has a new plan that will govern land use in the city’s 230-acre downtown through 2030. While the City Council adopted most aspects of the plan unanimously, there...
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