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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...

Candidate Lists for Santa Monica’s Four Local Political Races Shake Out

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The filing period officially ended Wednesday for anyone considering running for elected office in Santa Monica, which means we have semi-official lineups for the bayside city's four races this November. This year promises to be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...
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