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  • 10/06/2021 9:15 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    In a lawsuit filed on September 28, the city and the Santa Monica Rent Control Board allege that since 2018 NMS Properties, Inc. and its affiliates have violated the Ellis Act as well as local laws intended to protect long-term tenants and preserve the city's affordable housing stock, local officials said this week.

    Read More: https://www.smobserved.com/story/2021/10/06/news/lawsuit-contends-landlords-unlawfully-converted-rent-control-building-into-complex-for-vacation-rentals/6057.html

    AND: https://santamonica.gov/press/2021/10/05/city-of-santa-monica-and-rent-control-board-sue-nms-properties-corporation-for-violations-of-the-ellis-act-and-unfair-business-practices

  • 10/06/2021 9:08 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected the City's motion to dismiss a case filed by Councilmember Oscar de la Torre claiming he does not have a conflict of interest in the voting rights lawsuit against the City.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2021/October-2021/10_05_2021_Judge_Rejects_Citys_Motion_to_Dismiss_de_la_Torres_Case.html

  • 10/05/2021 8:44 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The state has mandated that Santa Monica build 8,895 total units of housing including 6,168 affordable units by 2029, and in a Sept. 28 meeting City Council opened the door to challenging that number.

    Council members voted 5 to 2 to ask the Westside Cities Council of Governments to discuss whether the WSCCOG should join a lawsuit alleging that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) should recalculate the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).

    Read More: https://www.smdp.com/council-considers-challenging-the-states-housing-mandate/209132

  • 10/05/2021 8:39 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Gov. Gavin Newsom, addressing California’s severe housing crisis, has signed 27 new housing bills, created a new state agency to enforce these laws, and created new subsidies to aid in affordable housing.

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2021/10/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-27-new-housing-bills-into-law/

  • 10/05/2021 8:35 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    In this first part of two articles, we will dig deeper and discuss the benefits of such a low rise city. The most important benefit is sustainability. Because the cleanest, nearest energy source is the sun, which is relatively abundant here, so we can design our buildings for maximum photovoltaic gain primarily with roof top solar collectors and with future advanced photovoltaic glazings:

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2021/10/sma-r-t-column-the-virtues-of-a-low-rise-city-part-1/

  • 10/05/2021 8:30 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A refurbished 38-unit apartment building that was the subject of a bitter battle to keep affordable housing in Santa Monica has sold for $70 million, the selling agent announced Monday.

    Built in 1952, the former rent control building at 301 Ocean Avenue was sold by the Malibu-based Marquis Property Company, Ltd. to an Asian private investor, according to CBRE, which represented the seller.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2021/October-2021/10_04_2021_Refurbished_1950s_Santa_Monica_Apartment_Complex_Sells_for_70_Million.html

  • 10/04/2021 9:44 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Here are some pointers for how to navigate the complex landscape of COVID-19 eviction rules.

    Read More: https://news.yahoo.com/evicted-l-county-tenant-protections-120036286.html

  • 10/04/2021 9:39 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A new attempt is afoot to undermine Proposition 13 at the ballot box, and this time, high-value residential properties, including rental housing, are being targeted.

    Organized labor, specifically Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, filed paperwork with the state Attorney General’s Office to place the measure before voters in the November 2022 general election.

    Read More: https://caanet.org/new-attack-on-prop-13-targets-residential-property-eyed-for-2022-statewide-ballot/?mkt_tok=NTU5LVRFTi05NDgAAAF_3POHcqUQ4s-75AjNeW8uuA3mElvxPIJNV7tGQrABIFLiTVCbZyiTB5vitgr_mRj5hfOIWF5R2eq-x6I1hVPsvrQuEI6Iwt1B1RK4AA

  • 10/04/2021 9:35 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Landlord Catherine Esposito said between lost rental income and the cost of renovating a ruined property, she’s fallen into debt. The extensive process of federal assistance shuts some out of funding.

    See Video: https://news.yahoo.com/gma/small-time-landlords-renters-struggle-033638439.html

  • 10/01/2021 9:58 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Los Angeles officials gathered with tenant rights advocates on Thursday, Sept. 30, to spread the word that the city’s eviction moratorium is still in effect, despite the state moratorium’s expiration.

    Read More: https://www.dailynews.com/2021/09/30/officials-spread-word-la-eviction-ban-in-place-despite-states-protections-expiring/

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