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Santa Monica’s Public Safety Workers Back O’Connor, McKeown, and Gruber for City Council

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With the November 4 election less than two months away, Santa Monica's public safety workers announced Thursday who they will support in this year's City Council races. The Santa Monica Police Officers' Association (SMPOA) and...

Have Airport Politics Clouded The 2014 Election? Next Chats with Kevin McKeown

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It's safe to say that the 2014 election in Santa Monica has been about two issues: the question of how the city should grow and the future of the Santa Monica Airport. Efforts to...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Featured Event: Vote Local Tongva Park Tour & Happy Hour Thursday

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Election season officially started today in Santa Monica as candidates – newcomers and incumbents alike – began pulling papers to run for City Council, School Board, and other local offices. To celebrate, join us for our second...

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...

Coming Up: Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade Turns 25, Park(ing) Day, and Our City...

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Mark your calendars! Santa Monica's world-famous 3rd Street Promenade is turning 25 (and you can bet there will be some fanfare), Santa Monica gets ready to celebrate Park(ing) Day, and our City Council Candidate...

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...

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...

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...

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...

City Council Hopeful Nick Boles Talks About Being the Youngest Candidate in the Race

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We sat down with five-year Santa Monica resident and City Council candidate Nick Boles at his apartment in the mid-city area where he lives with his two roommates. Boles, who is making is first...
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