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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,...

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 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...

SMVote.org Makes It Easy for SaMo to Vote Local

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This year's election season promises to be a contentious one and a margin of a couple dozen votes could determine the course of the city's future for decades to come. In order to make it...

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...

State Assembly Rep. Weighs in on Santa Monica’s Local Races

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State Assemblymember Richard Bloom may have been the first Santa Monica City Council member to make the leap to Sacramento, but he has not forgotten his roots. The representative of Assembly District 50, which...

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...

Video: League of Women Voters and Santa Monica Next City Council Candidate Forum

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http://youtu.be/2V3JRBMnvQ0?t=1m55s If you couldn't make it out last Monday for the City Council candidate forum cohosted by the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Next, you're in luck. The video is...

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...

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...

The Election Results Are In, Santa Monica

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The results came in about 3 a.m. this morning and Santa Monica officially has a new City Council. Pam O'Connor was reelected, as was her colleague Kevin McKeown. They will be joined on the dais...

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...
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