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Get Out and #VoteLocal, Santa Monica

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Happy election day, Santa Monica! If you haven't already, we encourage you to find your polling place and cast your vote. It's vital that, in addition to voting in national and state races, that you...

Hear from Santa Monica’s City Council Candidates on Their Records on Bikes

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Two weeks ago, the California Bicycle Coalition — the state’s leading bicycle advocacy organization — announced that it had made a rare endorsement in a local race, backing Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor’s reelection bid to the City...

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...

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...

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica to Co-Sponsor Council Candidate Forum with...

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Santa Monica Next and Streetsblog Los Angeles is proud to announce that The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund will co-sponsor our City Council candidate forum next month. The Santa Monica branch of the nonpartisan political organization...

Get Involved with the Vote Local Campaign!

Vote Local Poster Last week, Juan announced the Vote Local campaign. Recognizing that many members of Generation X, Generation Y, or the Millenials don't always have time to attend four hour public meetings or lobby...

Santa Monica in the Regional Saddle

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While Tuesday night's elections created headlines at many levels, there is one story that has been overlooked. Santa Monica, or at least some of its residents, had a great night. Residents of the bayside city...

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,...

Coming Up: Santa Monica Has Election Fever

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Summer is over and election season is in full swing. Register to vote – or update your information – by October 20 if you plan on having your voice heard this election season. It may...

SMRR Steering Committee Backs Council Candidates, Skips Top Vote-Getters

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The 11-person steering committee in charge of Santa Monicans for Renters' Right, the city's single-most influential political organization, announced the group's endorsements for City Council Sunday. A week after the SMRR members made local history...

National Lobbying Group Likely Successful in Buying Ballot Access

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Earlier today, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Organization front group "Santa Monicans for Open and Honest Development Decisions" submitted 15,000 signatures to place an initiative on the fall ballot that would make any efforts...

Events: Fundraiser Concert on the Pier, City Council Considers Lower Speed Limits and New...

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Local rock band VENICE will be the featured performers May 29 at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier at a fundraiser in support of a Santa Monica cultural institution. Money raised at Thursday’s...

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...

Hear from the Candidates in their Own Words on CityTV’s Youtube Channel

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CityTV, Santa Monica's award-winning public access television station, is making it easy for you to hear from each of the candidates running for local office. CityTV -- working with the League of Women Voters of...

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...
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