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  • 04/28/2021 9:51 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    After a big drop during the coronavirus shutdown, Santa Monica rents increased for the fourth straight month in April, rising by 3 percent over the past month and outpacing rent growth nationwide, according to the latest report by Apartment List.

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  • 04/27/2021 9:41 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    An expanding tax base, low interest rates and a high credit score could save taxpayers nearly $8 million a year when the School District refinances its bonds "in the coming months," District officials said Friday.

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  • 04/26/2021 10:10 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    City Council will hold a comprehensive review of City boards, commissions and task forces this Tuesday during a discussion that may conclude with the consolidation of more than one commission.

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  • 04/23/2021 10:39 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    “So, there’s a lot of material to digest, and it spanned the course of several hours so the challenges were significant. But it’s not our first rodeo in this area and so we’re well on our way to finalizing everything. And my understanding is we’re expected to present a high-level report and answer any questions that Council might have during an upcoming Council meeting in May.”

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  • 04/23/2021 10:34 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    There has been much discussion regarding the SMMUSD’s financial performance.  The Board recently issued a statement noting that they have “Fortified our financial reserves, balanced our budget and Improved our credit rating.”  All good things.  Unfortunately, none of these outcomes are the result of proactive and prudent District financial management.  They are the result either of externally imposed financial oversight discipline or the ability to raise resident taxes. 

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  • 04/23/2021 10:31 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A monthly poll of some 170 "civically engaged" Santa Monica residents found that the vast majority -- 80 percent -- don't believe the City is on the right track.

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  • 04/22/2021 9:58 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    With a unanimous vote last week, City Council amended and extended an emergency Interim Zoning Ordinance, which, among other things, allows Tesla’s proposed 24-hour, self-service electric vehicle recharging facility to once again move forward with construction.

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  • 04/21/2021 4:56 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A newly proposed bill in the state assembly would strip municipal golf courses of their park status protections and encourage their conversion to low income housing developments.

    AB 672 was introduced on Feb. 21 by AD58 Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, who represents a portion of South East L.A. County including Bell Gardens. Under the bill municipal golf courses could be rezoned into housing developments that offer 25 percent affordable units and 15 percent open-space.

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  • 04/21/2021 4:54 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    All the funky charm, history, tradition, arts feel and sense of place I came here for was vanishing, plowed under, built over, run out of town. Such a unique, vital, world-famous resource being destroyed. LA’s beachside break, breath of fresh air, slipping away. Sad. Angry. Who’s responsible? I finally decided I had to find out.

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  • 04/21/2021 4:47 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    So why did California's State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) decide that the Southern California region should plan for an additional 1.34 million residents over the next nine years? As it stands, today's SoCal citizens can expect to be asked to ration their water use over the summer - and periodically over the years.

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