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Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Parking

Letter To The Editor: Parking Woes Continue To Evolve For Santa Monica Residents

Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 10:00 am

Dear Editor, I’ve been a Santa Monica resident for years, and apparently I reside in the “SMC Madison Campus” area. I received postcards in the mail informing me that additional parking meters will be installed in my area.

Parking Structure 4, located near Second Street and Arizona, is one of six downtown Santa Monica parking structures that have been released back to the City of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Government, Parking

State Releases Ownership Of Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structures

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 9:26 am

50th District Assemblyman Richard Bloom (Dem-Santa Monica) has announced that after many months of meetings and negotiations, the California Department of Finance has agreed to release six downtown Santa Monica parking structures to the city that were previously in limbo because of redevelopment dissolution laws imposed by the state in 2011.

The new parking structure 6, which was demolished and rebuilt to create more parking spaces.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Parking

Parking Structure 6 Reopens On Second Street

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 3:52 pm

The City of Santa Monica has officially opened its new Parking Structure #6 at 1431 2nd Street in downtown Santa Monica.

A rendering of the new parking structure 6, which was demolished and rebuilt to create more parking spaces.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Parking

Renovated Santa Monica Parking Structure 6 Reopens Today

Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 8:39 am

The renovated Parking Structure 6 at 1431 2nd Street (between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard) in downtown Santa Monica will open to the public at 2 pm today, Dec. 19.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Parking

Free Meter Parking For Select Electric Vehicles In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 7:41 am

If you are the owner of a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) with a specific color decal or before a certain date, then you may be entitled to free metered parking within Santa Monica city limits.

News, Downtown, Santa Monica, Parking

Downtown Parking In-Lieu Fee Program To Be Updated

Posted Aug. 24, 2013, 9:06 am

With everyone looking up and pondering whether the blue sky and sun will give way to high-rise developments, the Downtown Specific Plan is not the only blueprint for the future that Santa Monica’s civic leaders are currently deliberating.

Parking Structure 6 at 1432 2nd Street is expected to open in mid-December 2013 with space for 730 vehicles.

News, City Council, Downtown, Development, Santa Monica, Parking

Parking Structure 6 To Reopen Mid-December In Downtown Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 16, 2013, 9:13 am

Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor and Public Works director Martin Pastucha joined City officials Wednesday for the topping out ceremony for the redevelopment of Parking Structure 6, located on 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Parking

Parking More Affordable For Some Santa Monica Residents With Disabled Placards

Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 9:33 am

The Santa Monica City Council approved April 9 a resolution that would establish new parking rates in downtown structures for disabled tenants living in 100 percent affordable housing in the area, particularly where onsite parking is unavailable.

Day parking at the Santa Monica Main Library will now cost $10, up from $5.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Parking

Santa Monica Main Library Parking To Cost More For Day Users

Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 9:04 am

Planning to park at the Main Library parking lot for an entire weekday? Expect to pay twice as much to do so, as the Santa Monica City Council approved Tuesday a rate increase for those parking at the Main Library.

AMC bowed out of the negotiation process for building a 70,000 square foot movie theater on the site of Parking Structure 3 at 1320 Fourth Street.

News, City Council, Downtown, Santa Monica, Parking

New Downtown Santa Monica Movie Theater Plan Heads In New Direction

Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 1:32 am

A new council was installed Tuesday night and suddenly two developments that seemed so certain of moving forward earlier this year may have significantly altered plans. While the Dec. 11 meeting ended with a vote to rescind the adoption of an ordinance granting a development agreement to replace Village Trailer Park with a multi-use development, the Santa Monica City Council earlier directed staff to explore whether a state-of-the-art movie theater can still be built in the downtown after AMC bowed out of the negotiation process in November.

New parking changes come into effect on Monday, Oct. 1. Pictured above is a sign notifying of the changes at the entry to the Santa Monica Place structure. All downtown structures are affected.

News, Santa Monica, Parking

Downtown Santa Monica Parking Rates To Increase, Free Parking To Decrease

Posted Sep. 29, 2012, 11:00 pm

Planning to park in the downtown Santa Monica? New parking rates and changes to free parking time limits come into play this Monday, Oct. 1.

City Council, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Parking

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica's Greedy Parking Meter Attitude Unwelcome

Posted Aug. 25, 2012, 2:09 am

Recently when jogging by Santa Monica College I noticed holes being drilled into the center of every metered parking space and a strange object being inserted. When I got home it dawned on me what I saw. I remembered reading that the city of Santa Monica was going to put sensors beneath each metered parking space so that when a car departed the meter would reset to zero.

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