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Introducing Next’s Vote Local Campaign

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Consider this: 51% of Santa Monicans who are 18 or older who are also under 45. When you read the newspaper coverage of a local issue or listen or watch a hearing in City...

City Council Scuttles Plans for Bergamot Transit Village

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The City Council put to rest Tuesday night what has become one of the single-most divisive development projects Santa Monica has seen in decades when it voted 4-1 to rescind its approval of the...

Thank God, It’s Almost Over

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I'm going to admit it. As a former political operative turned activist turned journalist, I have a pretty high threshold for what I consider unfair or dirty campaigning. That being said, I've been unpleasantly surprised...

Video: Meet Bobby Shriver, Candidate for L.A. County Supervisor, 3rd District

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un22E8uL_-s Former Santa Monica Mayor – and nephew of late president John F. Kennedy – Bobby Shriver is one of two candidates running to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who is leaving office...

Editorial: Yes on LC, No on D

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You're going to hear a lot of arguments for and against ballot Measures D and LC in the coming weeks. Santa Monica Next urges you to vote Yes on Measure LC, No on Measure D this...

Surprise Endorsement: California Bicycle Coalition “Stands with Pam”

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The California Bicycle Coalition, the state's leading bicycle advocacy organization, has backed Mayor Pam O'Connor's bid for reelection to the Santa Monica City Council this November. While CalBike has lobbied for state legislation and policies to...

Meet the Moderators for Our Upcoming Santa Monica City Council Candidate Forum

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We are excited for our upcoming City Council Candidate Forum with the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund! We are so excited, in fact, that we couldn't wait to introduce you...

Gruber: 2014 Was a Historic Election for Santa Monica

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Editor’s Note: Below is the most recent installment in a series about Santa Monica’s 2014 municipal election by long-time political observer and former City Council candidate, Frank Gruber. This post originally appeared on Gruber's personal blog, The Healthy...

Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel Laundered Campaign Contributions, Fair Political Practices Commission Finds

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The Huntley Hotel, one of the major players in anti-development politics in Santa Monica over the last six years, will have to pay more than $300,000 in fines after the California Fair Political Practices...

Why Are You Voting Tomorrow?

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Tomorrow, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the primary election for L.A. County offices, state offices and Congressional offices. For those who haven’t already sent in their ballots by mail,...

Santa Monica NIMBYs Target Low-Cost Housing Funding Measure with Lawsuit

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Two companion ballot initiatives proposed by Santa Monica City Hall that would raise as much as $10 million a year to fund low-cost housing production became the target of a lawsuit Monday. The lawsuit, filed by...

Zoe Muntaner, a Different Kind of Candidate for Next Week’s Election

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Zoe Muntaner arrived in Santa Monica in 1997, over the past couple of decades she has lived in Brooklyn, Puerto Rico, Dubai and basically all over the world. Coming from a family with a...

City Council Member Wants Prop B-style Initiative for SaMo

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Would requiring voter approval of any project above a certain height be right for Santa Monica? Councilmember Kevin McKeown thinks so. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, McKeown, who is running for reelection this year, told...

Save the Date: Streetsblog and Santa Monica Next Host City Council Candidates Forum on...

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On September 22, Streetsblog Los Angeles and Santa Monica Next will host a public forum for the candidates for City Council of the City of Santa Monica. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica...

State Assembly Rep. Weighs in on Santa Monica’s Local Races

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State Assemblymember Richard Bloom may have been the first Santa Monica City Council member to make the leap to Sacramento, but he has not forgotten his roots. The representative of Assembly District 50, which...
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