Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:46 am
All candidates running in the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday night at Mirror Media Group’s forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.
Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 10:01 am
The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will present a Santa Monica City Council election forum tonight, Oct. 21.
Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:42 am
A Los Angeles City Council panel on Friday backed shifting city elections from odd- to even-numbered years to coincide with federal and state balloting -- a change that could result in a one-time extension of the terms of office of the mayor, council members and other officials from four to five-and-a-half years.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:16 am
The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will present election forums on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:13 am
Plans for the downtown Santa Monica block bordering Broadway and 5th Street have been approved for review, with City Council voting Tuesday to move forward with the development process for the site.
Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 10:06 am
The Santa Monica Mirror, along with the the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present Santa Monica election forums on Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:45 am
The Santa Monica Council Members to be elected on November 4, 2014 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the City. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the City; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the City.
Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 1:53 pm
The Santa Monica City Council members to be elected on Nov. 4, 2014 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the city. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the city; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the city.
Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:06 am
The creation of an affordable housing linkage fee on new development projects moved one step closer to fruition following the Santa Monica City Council’s recent vote on the issue.
Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am
The ability for e-cigarette users to vape freely in public has come to an end in Santa Monica with city council passing the first reading of an ordinance that includes electronic smoking devices within the definition of “smoke” and “smoking” for the purposes of the city’s anti-smoking laws.
Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica’s public transport system has been the focus of recent council attention with new funds allocated to improve the city’s services.
Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:47 am
Dear Editor, I want to thank the Santa Monica City Council for moving forward with a compassionate heart recently, when it voted to instruct city staff to explore more spacious park-line venues for our animal friends now displayed like pieces of equipment at the Main Street Farmers Market.
Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:27 am
Pausing to catch her breath, the speaker at the podium explained she had raced up the steps to Council Chambers. She was part of the overflow audience in the lobby below waiting her turn to speak at the Council hearing on the future of the Santa Monica arts venue, Bergamot Station.
Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:02 am
Following six months of vigorous free-the-pony campaigning, the ponies and petting zoo that have been a familiar sight at Santa Monica’s Main Street farmers market will have to look for greener fields mid next year, after the city voted Tuesday night to exclude animals from the weekly event.
Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:01 am
A recent funding grant will provide a huge amenities boost to current Buffer Park plans, thanks to an extended design contract awarded at the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday to encompass the improved facilities.
Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:37 am
Santa Monica-based developer Worthe Real Estate Group has been granted an exclusive negotiating agreement to partner with the city on the Bergamot Station Arts Center project, following a council vote Tuesday.
Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:44 am
The California Nurses Association has endorsed the re-election of Santa Monica councilman Kevin McKeown at the Nov. 4 election where three seats are up for grabs.
Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:03 am
California might be in the midst of one its worst droughts in history, but the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted to accept a $235,000 grant at its Tuesday meeting to study the impacts of coastal storm and sea level rise. The California Ocean Protection Council gave the grant.
Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am
“I feel kind of broken hearted. Our community is kind of fractured now,” was Councilman Bob Holbrook’s response to how he was feeling about his decision not to seek another term on the Santa Monica City Council.
Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 9:02 am
The amber alert signs on local freeways and local media outlets have been informing everyone in Southern California of severe drought conditions up and down the state. At its Tuesday meeting, Santa Monica’s council members unanimously voted to declare what City staff described as a “Stage 2 Water Supply Shortage” and require a 20 percent reduction in water use as compared to last year.
Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 8:44 am
What words could be said about a man whose career in public service is almost as long as this writer’s entire life? Yet, in about four months, Santa Monica Councilman Bob Holbrook will say one final “goodbye” to the dais and more than one “hello” to his grandchildren.
Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 8:59 am
The Santa Monica City Council will be considering whether to award an $800,000 contract tonight to an engineering services firm for the Olympic Treatment Plant Pilot.
Posted Aug. 11, 2014, 9:23 am
Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights announced Sunday the endorsements of incumbent councilman Kevin McKeown and Planning Commissioner Jennifer Kennedy for Santa Monica City Council.
Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 12:46 pm
After serving on the Santa Monica City Council for 24 years, Bob Holbrook has reportedly announced this week he will not be seeking an unprecedented seventh term on the dais.
Posted Aug. 7, 2014, 8:17 am
Though only a ceremonial act of support, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted July 22 to support an effort by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to create a diversion program for people with mental illness to avoid staying in prison but instead sent into “effective community-based treatment.”