SMCLC Challenges Legality of Hines Project
As a precursor to a lawsuit, SMCLC has served its legal objections on the City to the current Hines project. The grounds include the failure to evaluate reasonable alternatives to the massive project under the California Environmental Quality Act known as ("CEQA"), circumvention of maximum building heights, mass, and modulation standards mandated by the Bergamot Area Plan, and failure to meet affordable housing mandates. ... read
SMCLC Objects to Hines project and city consultant's report that the project somehow doesn't pencil out for Hines ... read
SMCLC tells City Council that Development Agreement on Hines is flawed. ...read
SM Neighborhood Groups send letters to Council urging denial of Hines development. ... read
Santa Monica is at a tipping point ... Hines development before the City Council update
Urgent Action: City Council will vote whether to approve the huge, unpopular Hines project at 26th and Olympic (former Papermate site).
If you attend no other Council meeting this year, this is the one you should come to.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m
Place: City Hall
Forbes article makes compelling case for why Santa Monica should just say NO to tower architecture and famous architects to remain beloved and unique ... read
SMCLC Asks Planning Commission to Send Hines Back to the Drawing Board for its Persistent Refusal to Negotiate a Reasonable Project or Meet with the Community ... read
Huge Win for Santa Monica Residents – A Downtown Plan Limited to 84 Feet! ... read
SMCLC Urges the Planning Commission to recommend that a draft Downtown Specific Plan be completed, circulated and reviewed before the City commences environmental review of the Downtown ... read
SMCLC Objects to the Proposal to Start a Program EIR for the Downtown BEFORE there is Even a Draft Plan for the Downtown as a Broken Promise to Residents and Poor Planning ... read
Daily Press Editorial "Aren't They Listening at City Hall?"
SMCLC Encourages Developers to Work WITH Residents: Our Full-page Ad
SMCLC Objects to DEIR for Massive Miramar Hotel/Condo Project Before Downtown Specific Plan is Done ... read
SMCLC Report on Phenomenal Resident Turnout To Oppose Downtown Plan ... read
IF YOU COME TO NOTHING ELSE THIS YEAR,
PLEASE COME TO THIS:
Downtown Public Forum on Heights, Densities
Date: MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Place: CIVIC AUDITORIUM EAST WING
City Planner Claims LUCE Requirement of No Traffic Increase with New Development is a Long Term (2030) goal! ... watch short video
SMCLC Thanks Community for its Support ... read
City listens to residents and fires consultant Jeffrey Tumlin for disparaging remarks about Santa Monicans.
SMCLC's Letter Urging City to Fire Jeffrey Tumlin ... read
Residents' Open Letter to city to fire Mr. Tumlin signed by over 600
residents ... read
Jeffrey Tumlin's resume calling Santa Monica residents NIMBYS ... read
Lookout News on firing in response to residents ... read
SM Daily Press "Tumlin Out" ... read
SM Patch ... read
Good News for Santa Monica ... read
Open Letter to City Council to Terminate Jeffrey Tumlin's Contract ... read
SMCLC Urges Council to Finally Pass Transportation Impact Fees that City Should Have Collected from Developers Over the Past 20 Years! ... read
Miramar Open House UPDATE: 2/20/13
Turns out we are not welcome at the Miramar Hotel's "open house," "where our neighbors will have the opportunity to learn more" about the Miramar project. We just received an email from the "Miramar Team" that space concerns prohibit including those who did not receive an "initial invitation."
Evidently, business is good; the Hotel is short of space.
SMCLC Urges Residents to Attend 2/21 Miramar Hotel Open House to View Latest Development Plan and Ask Questions ... read
SMCLC Joins Westside in Opposition to Massive Casden Project ... read
SMCLC Urges Santa Monica to Object to Unacceptable Traffic Impacts on Massive West LA Casden Project ... read
SMCLC sends letter to City Council regarding Village Trailer Park Development Agreement ... read
Santa Monica's Hyper-Development Problem ... See our flyer/email
Santa Monica Transparency Group publishes article on local PACs ... read
See What's in the development pipleline for our city ... read
See the projects Council has approved that are larger than our city zoning allows ... read
Betsy Butler Features SMCLC in Anti-Developer mailing
Vote for Santa Monica, not Overdevelopment
Vote Winterer and McKinnon ...
See how developers are trying to buy Santa Monica city council....
Read and see our downloadable flyer
SEE WHAT DEVELOPERS HAVE PLANNED:
SMCLC details the Tsunami of Development Coming to Santa Monica
In a recent presentation, Co-Chair Diana Gordon showed millions of square feet of developments planned or approved for Santa Monica. Part 1 (pdf) uses material from the city itself. In Part 2 (pdf), she talks about resident action to change the outcome of these projects.
View videos of that talk.
SMCLC Endorses Betsy Butler for Assembly
... read press item
SMCLC Rallies Residents for Better Santa Monica
read press item
SMCLC Hosts a Meet & Greet for Ted Winterer and Richard McKinnon... see invite
SMCLC Objects to Consideration of Village Trailer Park DA Until Area Plan and Housing Study Done under LUCE and HUD Grant ...
read letter to City Council
read letter to Planning Commission
City Memo tells Plan Com: "planning guides the review of the DAs rather than the DAs directing the Area Plan" - REALLY!? ... read
Westside Regional Alliance of Councils unanimously supports regional plan and regional EIR before massive Hines Bergamot project is considered ... read
Local Paper: Bergamot development stalls for now ... read
Two articles in LA Times -- Expo Line Won't Impact Regional Congestion ... read