Tag: Santa Monica City Council

Expensive Mini Apartments Banned In Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica has temporarily banned mini apartments in the region after the Santa Monica City Council passed an emergency ordinance...

Framework Priorities Set For Upcoming Budget

SANTA MONICA—During the fourth annual Santa Monica City Council retreat, members partook in workshop activities and heard staff presentations to identify and vote on...

Ana Maria Jara Joins Santa Monica City Council

SANTA MONICA—During the Santa Monica City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, January 22, the Council chose Ana Maria Jara to fill the vacant council seat...

Councilmember Tony Vasquez Resigns

SANTA MONICA—On Monday, January 7, the Santa Monica City Council accepted the resignation of Councilmember Tony Vazquez due to his election to the State...

Green Bike Lanes, 17th Street Safety Project

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica City Council approved two projects that will advance pedestrian, scooter and biker safety in the area. Nineteen miles of bike...

Ordinance Will Protect Students, Educators From Eviction

SANTA MONICA—In May 2018, the Santa Monica City Council passed an ordinance that will protect students and educators from no-fault evictions during the school...

Court Upholds Home-Sharing Ordinance

SANTA MONICA—U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II rejected the requests of Airbnb and Homeaway.com, ruling in favor of the city of Santa Monica,...

Regulations For Accessory Dwelling Units

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica City Council on May 22 approved an ordinance to amend the City’s Zoning Ordinance regarding standards for Accessory Dwelling Units...

Toolkit To Educate On Homelessness

SANTA MONICA—On Thursday, May 31, the Los Angeles County Homelessness Services Agency (LAHSA) released countywide homeless count numbers for 2018 showing a decrease of...

Ordinance Approved For Tenant Protections

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica City Council recently approved an ordinance during its regular meeting on May 8 that will enhance tenant protections for students...

City To Install New Digital Parking Signs

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica City Council passed a contract to create new digital, real-time parking signs that will direct drivers to open parking spots...

Santa Monica’s Water Rate Increase To Take Effect

SANTA MONICA—A recently approved five percent water rate hike will appear on Santa Monica resident's water bills starting on March 1. The rate increase...

Council Approves Interim Zoning Ordinance For R1 Neighborhoods

SANTA MONICA—On January 24, the Santa Monica City Council voted to approve an interim zoning ordinance establishing interim development standards for parcel coverage, building...

City Council Overturns Appeals To Stop Preschool

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica City Council decided to overturn an appeal to stop the establishment of a new preschool on a residential street. In a...

Santa Monica Sets Groundwork For Cannabis Retailers

SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica indicated in a press release Wednesday, January 3, detailing the current status of cannabis retail and light manufacturing...

City Petitions Utilities Commission To Approve Aggregation Program

SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica submitted a protest letter Thursday, December 21 petitioning the California Public Utilities Commission to approve the city's attempts to...

City Joins Regional Public Power Agency

SANTA MONICA—On Tuesday, December 5, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to join Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE). According to a press...

City Council Approves Homeless Strategic Goal Action Plan

SANTA MONICA—On November 28, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted to approve a Homeless Strategic Goal Action Plan and a series of new...

Councilmember Pam O’Connor Ordered Back To Disposition

SANTA MONICA—Santa Monica City Councilmember Pam O’Connor was ordered back to a disposition after walking out during questioning for a lawsuit alleging that the...

Price To Shorten SMO Airport Approved

SANTA MONICA—According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, on August 8, the Santa Monica City Council approved a Guaranteed Maximum...
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