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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...

Santa Monica City Employees’ Unions Endorse O’Connor, McKeown, Feinstein for City Council

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Incumbents Pam O'Connor and Kevin McKeown, along with former City Councilmember Michael Feinstein, will get the backing of the City employees' unions this November. The Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees (CSMCE), which represents all...

Santa Monica City Council Endorsement Roundup!

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There are fewer than 50 days left before the November 4 election and only a month left to register to vote if you plan on letting your voice be heard in this election. With election season...

City Council Wants Rival Airport Initiative on November Ballot

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There's a new push to put the future of Santa Monica Airport before voters, but this time it's coming from the City Council. As part of its Tuesday agenda, Mayor Pam O'Connor, Mayor Pro Tempore...

Breaking News: City Council Rescinds Bergamot Transit Village Project

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About seven years after negotiations began for a mixed commercial and residential project to replace the abandoned Papermate factory in Santa Monica's former industrial corridor, it's back to the drawing board. The Santa Monica City...

Did the Sierra Club Just Say NIMBYism Is an Environmental Value?

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Sometimes, up is down in Westside politics and when it comes to environmental policy, that seems to be all too true this year. While the Sierra Club has a general policy position in support of...

Gruber: Why Two Attack Campaigns Failed in Santa Monica’s Last Election

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

What About Traffic Safety? A Chat with Richard McKinnon

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In an election season that has been dominated by discussion of development, traffic, and the relationship between the two, precious little time has been spent on the deadly cost of car-culture measured in the...

City Council Puts Measure to Keep Local Control of Santa Monica Airport on November...

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  The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place on the November ballot a measure that would affirm its authority to close down Santa Monica Airport after 2015. The City's ballot initiative, designed to counter a...

Register Today to Vote in the June Primary

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Today is the last day to register to vote if you want to to have a say in who will be on the ballot this November. It is easy and convenient to register online. With the...

Today is Last Day to Register to Vote for the November 4 Election

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Today is the final day to register to vote in California for those who want to participate in the November 4 election. This upcoming election is critical for the future of our city, with three City Council...

Video: Meet Sheila Kuehl, Candidate for L.A. County Supervisor, 3rd District

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http://youtu.be/bGZ7WlRkZXE Veteran State legislator Sheila Kuehl is one of two candidates running to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who will have to step down this year due to term limits after two decades...

Vote Local Election Guide

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We have been talking a lot about the shakeup in Santa Monica – and Westside Los Angeles – politics happening this year. Today’s election is the last chance you have to determine, out of the...

Coming Up: Santa Monica Braces for Long Drought, Election Day, and Santa Monica Talks

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The Santa Monica City Council will consider raising water rates and implementing mandatory usage cuts on Tuesday as a response to California's ongoing drought; the bayside city will go to the polls next week...
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