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  • 01/21/2023 4:28 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The L.A. City Council voted Friday to vastly expand tenant rights by approving a package of new protections meant to keep renters housed after pandemic-era regulations go away.

    The vote came less than two weeks ahead of a looming deadline: The city’s COVID-19 eviction protections are set to expire after Jan. 31.

    Read More: https://laist.com/news/housing-homelessness/los-angeles-city-council-covid-19-pandemic-permanent-tenant-protections-eviction-moratorium-renter-landlord-housing-january-31-february-1

  • 01/20/2023 3:35 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Business owners and taxpayers impacted by the storms are eligible for state emergency tax relief from late payment interest and penalties.


    Read More: https://patch.com/california/santamonica/santa-monica-taxpayers-impacted-storms-eligible-tax-relief

  • 01/20/2023 3:23 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Gas stoves, heaters and dryers are a thing of the past for new buildings in Santa Monica. Two new building codes that went into effect at the start of this year require all newly built constructions within city limits to be all-electric and include an increased number of electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces as part of efforts to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

    Read More: https://smdp.com/2023/01/20/electric-buildings/

  • 01/19/2023 8:29 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The City Council on Tuesday will take up a lawsuit in closed session that seeks to void a transfer tax hike approved by Santa Monica voters in November.

    The lawsuit filed January 9 in Los Angeles Superior Court against the City and School District claims that Measure GS violates the California Constitution's “single-subject” rule because it generates funding for two separate purposes.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2023/January-2023/01_18_2023_Lawsuit_Seeks_to_Void_Transfer_Tax_Hike.html

  • 01/18/2023 10:07 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    "CRIME” VONS EXPLAINS SANTA MONICA POLITICS - And none of it is very hidden or subtle. A dozen years ago when City Council approved a new master plan for development, some of us noticed that there were some half a dozen “Opportunity Sites” that were excluded from restriction. Opportunity for whom, we wondered, but knew the answer. The Vons property was one of them. 250 condos and apartments will now top a smaller Vons, when the construction dust settles. By that time it will become part of the Great Wall of Lincoln. I like to pose the question, Who does this benefit?

    Read More on page 5: https://s3.amazonaws.com/smdp_backissues/011823.pdf

  • 01/17/2023 11:00 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The Rent Control Board (RCB) appointed Lonnie Guinn to fill the seat vacated by Caroline Torosis when she won a position on the City Council in November and the board also took some time at the Jan 12 meeting to congratulate Torosis on her advancement to Council.

    Guinn is a rent controlled tenant in the City who has lived in the same unit for the past 13 years. He is a former City employee who worked for the Board itself in addition to the library and Economic Development departments.

    Read More: https://smdp.com/2023/01/17/rent-control-2/

  • 01/15/2023 8:43 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    But the new law raises enforcement issues. While building owners can enforce the smoking ban on their properties, the ban in public spaces must be enforced by police or code enforcement officers already busy with more serious violations, City officials said.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2023/January-2023/01_11_2022_Council_Takes_Measured_Approach_to_New_Smoking_Ban.html

  • 01/12/2023 9:12 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Navigate the resources below to learn more about electrification and find rebates that make switching to electric appliances affordable. 

    See More: https://www.santamonica.gov/topic-explainers/green-building-in-santa-monica

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