A video is being circulated from an alleged group calling itself “Santa Monica Coalition,” a name clearly similar to ours. It urges voters not to sign a petition to place a local measure for a transfer tax on property sales over $8 million on the November ballot. The video doesn’t tell us who this alleged group is. If you do an internet search for them, our name immediately pops up.
Their name is so similar to the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City that those who view the video might reasonably think it’s from us, that we produced it, and that SMCLC opposes this measure. We’ve already been contacted today by a local columnist asking what we could tell them about it.
SMCLC has not taken a position on this local tax measure. We have no connection to this video or supposed group.