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  • 03/28/2024 8:23 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A map shows a theoretical “inundation zone” that marks the areas that would be affected by a 30-foot surge in the sea level (California Tsunami Hazard Area Map).

    Such a surge would be blocked north of the pier by the 100-foot-tall Palisades Bluffs, but dozens of single-family homes west of PCH lay within the inundation zone.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2024/March-2024/03_27_2024_How_Santa_Monicans_Can_Prepare_for_a_Tsunami.html

  • 03/28/2024 8:23 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A map shows a theoretical “inundation zone” that marks the areas that would be affected by a 30-foot surge in the sea level (California Tsunami Hazard Area Map).

    Such a surge would be blocked north of the pier by the 100-foot-tall Palisades Bluffs, but dozens of single-family homes west of PCH lay within the inundation zone.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2024/March-2024/03_27_2024_How_Santa_Monicans_Can_Prepare_for_a_Tsunami.html

  • 03/28/2024 8:15 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Some New York City landlords will be affected by the city's Rent Stabilization Law for another three years after Mayor Eric Adams extended the measure until 2027.

    The legislation sets the rate landlords are permitted to increase rents by and has been in effect ever since it was originally enacted in 1969.

    Read More: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/new-york-city-deals-blow-to-landlords/ar-BB1kEnxA?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=9408535d51384f40be4e06701e7b1b68&ei=53

  • 03/26/2024 1:09 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    With more California homeowners just discovering their insurance policies are getting canceled — and hundreds of thousands of others stuck with a pricey option of last resort — state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s efforts to fix the home insurance market can’t come quickly enough.

    Lara has introduced two main rules, with more to come. The first regulation, unveiled last month, aims to streamline rate reviews.

    Read More: https://smdp.com/2024/03/26/california-insurance-market-in-chaos-says-former-insurance-chief-can-the-new-chief-fix-it/

  • 03/25/2024 11:04 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    by Cal Matters

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is encouraging local housing authorities to experiment with giving cash directly to renters in pilot programs it wants to follow. It wants to know if this simplified method, which cuts down on red tape and puts more power in tenants’ hands, works better than its decades-old approach: a voucher system where money flows from the federal government, to the local housing authority, to the landlord’s pocket.

    Read More: https://smdp.com/2024/03/24/feds-want-to-study-giving-cash-to-renters-will-californians-be-included/

  • 03/25/2024 10:56 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    On March 4, 2024, your ARB (Architectural Review Board) ruled in favor of the 521-unit Gelson’s Project at Ocean Park and Lincoln Blvd. This controversial project was fatally flawed from the beginning, and by the time the project got to the ARB, very little could be done to make it beneficial. The flaws built into it were so numerous they have been discussed at length in previous  SMart (Santa Monic Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) articles and also in public testimony and letters both at the ARB hearing and on social media. Because the ARB is the only venue where these monster projects typically still need to get a public review/approval, the ARB now has a particular responsibility and new increased relevance.

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2024/03/arb-courage-part-1-of-2/

  • 03/22/2024 9:10 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Councilmembers Caroline Torosis, Davis and Zwick voted not to condemn the County’s program while Parra, Brock, De la Torre and Negrete voted to prepare and return a resolution expressing the City’s disapproval of the County’s implementation of the program within 30 days.

    According to the agenda, the resolution “should reflect the City’s opposition to the program in Santa Monica, as it’s misguided and does not achieve the goal of reducing harm.

    Read More: https://smdp.com/2024/03/22/split-council-votes-to-condemn-countys-harm-reduction-services-program/

  • 03/22/2024 9:00 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The City Council on Tuesday chose the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) to build 130 housing units for low-income and homeless tenants on three City-owned properties. Staff recommended HCHC for its track record (it has built more than 1,200 affordable units) and its familiarity with the city (its executive director, Sara Letts, headed the Community Corporation of Santa Monica).

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2024/March-2024/03_21_2024_Council_Chooses_Developer_for_Affordable_Housing_Projects.html

  • 03/21/2024 11:21 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The proposed projects, which ultimately will come back for final approval by the City Council, include approximately 130 units on three city-owned properties at 1217 Euclid Street, 1211-1217 14th Street and 1146 16th Street, in line with the city’s approved Housing Element.

    Once built, the projects would serve individuals and families making anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income, as well as people experiencing homelessness.

    Read More: https://www.santamonica.gov/press/2024/03/21/addressing-homelessness-city-moves-forward-with-plan-to-build-affordable-housing-on-three-city-owned-sites

  • 03/21/2024 11:18 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Nearly $2 million will go toward additional safety features in neighborhoods along Lincoln Blvd. and enhancing two Santa Monica affordable housing programs after Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA 36th District) secured the federal funds, the congressman announced. 

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2024/03/congressman-secures-2m-to-bolster-safety-on-lincoln-blvd-improve-affordable-housing-access-in-santa-monica/

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