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Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights Makes History, Again

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For the first time in its nearly 40 year history, Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights -- the city's single-most influential political organization -- failed to endorse a single candidate for City Council at 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...

County Registrar Confirms Pro-Airport Initiative Can Be on November Ballot

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An initiative designed to prevent the City from closing Santa Monica Airport, which sits on 227 acres of publicly owned land, has qualified for the November ballot, according to the L.A. County Registrar. The Registrar...

Decades of Sustainable Transit Advocacy Translate to Major Support for Santa Monica Mayor Reelection...

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Election season 2014 may only be a couple days old in Santa Monica, but already Mayor Pam O'Connor, who is up for reelection this year, has announced major support from some of the region's...

Election Season Starts in Santa Monica

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  The 2014 election season is only a day old in Santa Monica and already it is off to an exciting start. It's going to be a crazy election year, so make sure you are...

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...

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...

Pizza, Art, and Vote Local

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Hey! Our first Vote Local event is tomorrow and we hope you can make it! Join us at Bergamot Station for art, pizza, and a mixer, co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa...

Santa Monica City Council Refines Airport Ballot Measure

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The war over the future of Santa Monica's airport continued this week when the City Council at its Tuesday meeting unanimously directed staff to draft a counter ballot initiative that, if approved by voters,...

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...

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...

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...

Next and the Santa Monica Museum of Art Team Up for First Vote Local...

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Mark your calendars for Santa Monica Next's first Vote Local event. Join Santa Monica Next and the Santa Monica Museum of Art for a tour of your neighborhood of a different kind. On Saturday, June 28,...

The Rest of the Week: Planning Commission Talks Zoning, Picnic on the Promenade, Memorials...

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The primary election is over and the results are in. Republican Elan Carr finished with 21.5 percent of the vote in the race to replace Henry Waxman as Congressional District 33's representative. In November, he'll...

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...
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