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  • 05/10/2021 9:08 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A report released by the City Thursday provides an inside look at the developments that culminated in the Police Department's failed response to the riots that erupted in Santa Monica on May 31, 2020.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2021/May-2021/05_07_2021_Series_of_Missteps_Led_to_Botched_Police_Response.html

  • 05/07/2021 8:42 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A study by accounting software service QuickBooks, identified Santa Monica as one of the US cities where small businesses revenues plummeted the most during the first year of the pandemic.

    Read More: https://www.smdp.com/small-businesses-in-santa-monica-amongst-hardest-hit-by-covid-in-the-nation/204602

  • 05/07/2021 8:16 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    On May 31, 2020, a woefully unprepared Santa Monica Police Department with no action plan or clear leadership was left to improvise a response to violent protests and looting it should have seen coming.

    That is the key conclusion of an eagerly awaited report by the OIR Group released Thursday chronicling SMPD's response to the riots that swept Santa Monica nearly a year ago ("Santa Monica Demonstration Turns Violent, Looters Ransack Stores," June 1, 2020).

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2021/May-2021/05_06_2021_Report_Harshly_Criticizes_Police_Response_to_May_31_Riots.html

    Read full report at: OIR Group Independent After-Action Report and Evaluation Regarding Events Leading To, During, and Following May 31, 2020 - City of Santa Monica, California (iqm2.com) and then select attachement: EXA-OIR Group Report

  • 05/07/2021 8:15 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Santa Monica College (SMC) is seeking business representatives to help oversee the implementation of bond measures that are funding capital improvement projects.

    The deadline to apply to the seven-member Citizens Bond Oversight Committee is Friday, May 24.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2021/May-2021/05_06_2021_SMC_Seeks_Local_Business_Reps_for_Bond_Committee.html

  • 05/07/2021 8:14 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Santa Monica brings in a great deal of tax revenue, more per capita than most small cities in California so why then are we increasingly in need of additional funding, bond issuances, and restructuring old and increasing debts? The answer lies in knowing and understanding how our tax dollars and city revenues from other sources are actually allocated and expended specifically, not just as displayed to the public in a general or summarized accounting version. 

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2021/05/sma-r-t-column-santa-monica-needs-more-sunshine/

  • 05/06/2021 9:56 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that the Centers for Disease Control overstepped its statutory authority in issuing a nationwide ban on tenant evictions. 

    The judge’s ruling does not affect the numerous state and local bans on evictions, although any legal challenges to them have a much greater chance of success now that the federal courts have weighed in.

    In fact, in two other cases challenging the evictions, landlords came out on top.

    Read More: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/05/05/federal-judge-vacates-cdcs-nationwide-eviction-moratorium-n1444850

  • 05/05/2021 3:29 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that strengthens eviction protections countywide on Tuesday, creating one of the strictest eviction bans in the state.

    Passed by a close 3-2 vote, the ordinance will halt all “just cause” evictions, including those being let go for lease violations, and can only be evicted for health and safety violations. Property owners will also not be able to move back into their property and remove the renter, or remove the renter for building rehab reasons.

    Read More: https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/san-diego-county-board-of-supervisors-to-halt-nearly-all-evictions-under-new-ordinance/

  • 05/05/2021 11:24 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    If a group can claim to be within the letter of the law, they can hope you never find out what they have really done, which is likely against the spirit of the law. If outed, they can throw up their hands in innocence and argue with a straight face that their letter compliance is actually the correct path.

    Read More: https://www.smdp.com/words-matter/204514

  • 05/05/2021 9:42 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Senate Bill 668, authored by Sen. Patricia Bates (Laguna Niguel) – to give families more time to plan for transfers of property. Under Proposition 19, narrowly passed in November, property that is transferred from parents to children will be reassessed to market value as of the date of transfer, with only narrow exceptions. This new “inheritance tax” took effect on February 16.

    Read More: https://presscalifornia.com/2021/05/04/coupal-contact-sacramento-now-to-stop-hefty-inheritance-tax/

  • 05/05/2021 9:25 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Located at 1819 Pico Boulevard, the former site of Mount Hermon Baptist Church, the groundbreaking was broadcast via virtual ceremony back in early April by the Community Corporation of Santa Monica, a Santa Monica-based non-profit organization that builds and manages affordable housing.

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2021/05/nearly-50-unit-affordable-housing-complex-breaks-ground-in-santa-monica/

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