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Wednesday Poll: AirBnB

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The Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to regulate sites like AirBnB. The new ordinance strengthens the city's prohibition against short term rentals -- when a whole unit is rented out for less...

Gruber: Rejoice. Our Long Municipal Nightmare Is (Almost) Over

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Editor’s note: This post first appeared in Healthy City Local. It is reprinted below with the author’s permission. Santa Monica Next welcomes guest contributions and editorials. We look for fact-based content relevant to the future of...

Santa Monica Officials Respond to Governor’s New Emission Reduction Targets

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"I am concerned that Santa Monica leaders are wavering on this commitment. For example, the City appears to be poised to back down from its promise to build new housing near transit." - Assemblymember...

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus’ Revised Expo Line Integration Plan Includes On-Demand Service, Possible...

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At today's City Council meeting, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus will present its updated plans to integrate the municipal transit service with the coming Expo Line. With the addition of new lines and more...

Wrap Up: League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Water Forum

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The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Saturday held an informative forum on the drought and the responses happening at all levels. We were there to live tweet it. The forum, moderated by League...

Coming Up: League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Talks Water Facts

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It's no secret that California is experiencing an unprecedented drought, but what does that mean for our day-to-day lives? What will Governor Jerry Brown's recent $1.1 billion drought relief package, signed earlier this month, do...

Coming Up: Santa Monica City Council Tackles the Zoning Update; Celebrate Santa Monica’s Sustainable...

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This week, Santa Monica's City Council will deliberate a major decision that will impact the city for decades to come. And, our city, along with the Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Works, will celebrate its...

Meet the New Steering Committee for Santa Monica Next

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  As the Southern California Streets Initiative continues to grow -- in case you missed it, Streetsblog California launched yesterday -- it has become apparent that Jason is going to need more help than I can...

The American Planning Association Gives Santa Monica Parks Top Honors

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Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square, the two newest additions to Santa Monica's public green space, got top honors from the American Planners Association (APA) last month. The two parks, which cover about 7.4 acres...

Are You Ready for RideAmigos’ First Commuter Challenge, Santa Monica?

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Can you trade your drive to work for a bike ride or a bus ride? How about carpooling with coworkers? Santa Monica-based startup RideAmigos wants to know if you are up to the challenge. Santa Monica...

Under the Dome 2: Giving Some the Santa Monica They’ve Always Wanted

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In a surprise announcement, CBS television announced today that it will reboot the cancelled Under the Dome television series as a show set it in Santa Monica. But there's a twist, instead of trying to...

California Incline Replacement, Esplanade Projects to Bring Safer Access to Santa Monica Beach

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Two major construction projects are underway that, once finished, promise to make access to Santa Monica's beaches safer by providing protected bike lanes and wider sidewalks. Construction on the Colorado Esplanade, which will add a...

Fast Forward: Santa Monica Residents Organize for “Diverse, Sustainable and Equitable” Future

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Do you feel that too often discussions of Santa Monica's future are too dominated by a discussion of what was? Now, there's a new residence group that pushes for a future Santa Monica that...

Gruber: Just What Did City Council Do About Santa Monica Airport Tuesday Night?

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  Editor's note: This post first appeared in Healthy City Local. It is reprinted below with the author's permission. Santa Monica Next welcomes guest contributions and editorials. We look for fact-based content relevant to the future...
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