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A rendering of the 32-unit housing projected approved Tuesday night for 1112 Pico Blvd.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Approves First Housing Project Of 2014

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:25 am

The empty block at 1112 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, will soon see some building action with a 32-unit housing project approved by Santa Monica City Council Tuesday night.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Santa Monica Local Election Results Hold As Provisional Votes Tallied

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:19 am

With thousands of provisional votes now part of the official count from the Nov. 4 election, it appears that all local results will hold in the races for Santa Monica City Council, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.

The Santa Monica City Council approved a $10 million bike-share rollout contract with CycleHop on Tuesday.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica Approves $10M Contract For 500-Bicycle Bike Sharing System

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 8:41 am

With a move to increasing commuter mobility, Santa Monica will be the first SoCal city to introduce an innovative bike-share system with high-tech smart-bikes stationed somewhere near you, at all times.

Kevin McKeown.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Eyes Slow-Growth With New City Council Line-Up

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

Tuesday’s election saw the return to Santa Monica City Council of two incumbents and the introduction of a new face, tipping the scales toward slow-growth and limited development for the immediate future.

The new face on the Santa Monica City Council will be Sue Himmelrich (center) who was elected alongside incumbents Kevin McKeown and Pam O'Connor.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

McKeown, Himmelrich, O’Connor Elected To Santa Monica City Council

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 3:20 am

Santa Monica voters on Tuesday re-elected City councilmembers Kevin McKeown for a fifth term and Pam O’Connor for a sixth term, along with Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich for her first term who will take the seat vacated by Bob Holbrook.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Election 2014: At Least One New Face To Join Santa Monica City Council

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:43 am

There will definitely be at least one new council member on the dais at the final Santa Monica City Council meeting of 2014 following today's election.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Housing & Taxes: Fifth & Final Question For Santa Monica City Council Candidates

Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 9:14 am

The Santa Monica City Council members to be elected this Tuesday, Nov. 4 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.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part Two

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 11:10 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.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bullet-Proof Vests, New Car Fit-Outs For Santa Monica Police Department

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:17 am

Santa Monica City Council passed two consent calendar items during its Tuesday night meeting enabling the purchase of new bullet-proof vests and vehicle improvements for the Santa Monica Police Department.

The Mirror endorses Kevin McKeown, Pam O’Connor, and Frank Gruber for City Council at Tuesday’s election to provide a diversity of voices and a balance of supporting business and smart growth.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd, Politics

The Mirror's Endorsements For 2014 Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD & SMC

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:41 am

The Mirror endorses incumbent Kevin McKeown, incumbent Pam O’Connor, and former Planning Commissioner Frank Gruber to provide a diversity of voices that will keep the council active while preventing a super-majority that leans far left or right.

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica City Council Dedicates $400K To Water Incentives, Conservation

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:47 am

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night advanced the City’s call for immediate water conservation and dedicated an additional $400,000 towards incentive and conservation programs.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part One

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

All candidates running for the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Santa Monica Mirror's election forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Ethics: Fourth Question For Santa Monica City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 10:28 am

The Santa Monica Council City members to be elected on Nov. 4 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.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Oct. 21 at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

City Council Candidates Have Their Say At Mirror Forum

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.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Santa Monica

Hear From All 14 Santa Monica City Council Candidates At Forum Tonight

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.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

L.A. Elections May Change From Odd To Even-Number Years

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.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Last Chance To RSVP For Santa Monica Mirror Election Forums Oct. 21/22

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.

A rendering of the seven-story mixed-use building proposed for 500 Broadway. Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to direct city staff to initiate the development agreement negotiation review process.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

500 Broadway Development Moves Forward For Review

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.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

The Mirror To Host City Council Forum Oct. 21, SMC/ SMMUSD Forum Oct. 22

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.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Seniors & Services: Second Question Santa Monica City Council Candidates

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.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist

Traffic: The First Question For Santa Monica City Council Candidates

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.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

City Of Santa Monica Slugs Developers With Affordable Housing Fee

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.

The City of Santa Monica is cracking down on e-cigarettes in public.

News, City Council, Health, Santa Monica

Public Vaping Goes Up In Smoke As E-Cigarettes Are Reclassified By Council

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.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, City Council, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Bus Boost: New BBB CNG Vehicles And Ride Attendants For the Elderly

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.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market on Sundays at Main Street.

City Council, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Council Acts With Compassion For Ponies

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.

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