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Coming Up: Interactive City Council Candidate Forum on Santa Monica City TV

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It's almost time to go to the polls, Santa Monica, and to help you make an informed decision, Santa Monica City TV presents "Council Candidates Live!," a two-day interactive candidate forum. Remember that Monday...

AOPA, SMO and the Faults with the California Referendum Process

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AOPA Filing 140425 He told me it was a petition to ban large planes from the airport. He told me if I signed it he would be able to eat tonight. He told me it would stop...

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’s Longest-Sitting City Council Member Won’t Seek Reelection

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Putting an end to months of speculation, City Councilmember Bob Holbrook announced yesterday that he would not seek a seventh term on the Santa Monica City Council. Many close observers of local politics expected that...

Santa Monica City Council Candidates Talk about Their Records on Bikes

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Last week, 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...

Santa Monica City Council Puts Affordable Housing Funding Measure on November Ballot

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“One of the things that makes Santa Monica so spectacular is... our economic and social diversity in this town and affordable housing is the only way to preserve it.” - Councilmember Gleam Davis With Santa...

Dear Santa Monica…

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Hey, Santa Monica. How're you doing? It's me, Jason, your old friend. I went to your schools, hung out at your beaches. Remember, I even took my first steps in one of your many parks. So,...

Register Now If You Want to Have a Voice in SaMo’s Biggest Political Endorsement

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While the November election is still months away, your chance to make a meaningful impact this election season begins today. Members of Santa Monica’s single-most powerful political organization will decide on August 3 who the...

Gruber: SMRR, Founder’s syndrome, and even bigger problems

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Editor’s note: Below is the third in a series of blog posts by former City Council Candidate and long-time political observer, Frank Gruber, taking a closer look at the November 2014 election. This post and his...

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...

Events: Vote Local, City Council and Big Blue Bus Service Changes

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Welcome to Monday. We have got a busy week ahead of us, including our first Vote Local event, a City Council meeting with at least two controversial items being discussed, and a major proposed...

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,...

Today: Our Santa Monica City Council Candidate Forum

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Join us today at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Branch Library in Downtown Santa Monica (601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica) for a chance to hear the 14 candidates running for three seats on...

Gruber: A Candidate’s Perspective on the Santa Monica City Council Election, Part One

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Editor's note: Below is the first in a series of blog posts by former City Council Candidate and long-time political observer, Frank Gruber, taking a closer look at the November 2014 election. The original...

Editorial: Yes on H and HH

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Santa Monica, like its neighboring cities, is currently in the midst of an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Rising rents and stagnant wages are putting unsustainable financial strain on working families. Santa Monica, in an effort to help...
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