RE: June 26, 2018 Agenda Item 5ADear Mayor Winterer and Councilmembers:Santa Monica Forward supports the intent of Item 5A, which authorizes staff to explore appropriate local responses to the possible repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Act. We request that such responses be developed with a public, transparent process that solicits input from stakeholders and experts in the field of housing development [...]
Statement on Shared Dockless Vehicles: Safer Streets Paramount; Dockless has a Lead Role in a New Model for Mobility
Honorable Councilmembers, We thank City Staff’s thoughtful consideration of how to engage new dockless shared mobility operators in a way that achieves those goals. We strongly agree with the values the City has expressed to frame the policy context: Put people and safety first. Give all people access to mobility choices. Pioneer a clean mobility future. Design great streets for [...]
Santa Monica Forward sent the following message to Planning Commissioners upon their consideration of safety improvements to the 17th Street Corridor:Dear Chair Fresco and Planning Commissioners,We support the staff proposal to make 17th Street safer and more livable for residents, workers, and visitors. We urge approval and rapid implementation. The project is consistent with our position paper on Transit and [...]
RECOMMENDATIONThat, if the City Council chooses to count any Accessory Dwelling Unit square footage toward lot coverage in R1 Districts, this square footage shall be the difference between 800 square feet and the total square footage of the proposed ADU. (As it now stands the R1 Interim Zoning Ordinance exempts any ADU square footage from counting toward lot coverage.)BACKGROUNDThere is [...]
In 2015, the City Council set its sights on developing a new model for citywide mobility. Tonight, the Council will hold a special mobility study session to consider the future of the Big Blue Bus and the city's vision zero efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025. Santa Monica Forward supports the city's transition to a new model of mobility, [...]
What should Downtown Santa Monica look like in 20 years? Here are our priorities for a sustainable, welcoming, and thriving downtown.
Santa Monica Forward supports Measures GSH, GS, V, M, and A. Vote yes for better parks, schools, transit, and more affordable housing this November.
Join Santa Monica Forward, Santa Monica Next, and Santa Monica Spoke on Sunday, October 11 starting at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of drinks, food, and bike-related fun! Address will be provided with RSVP to SantaMonicaForward@gmail.com.Come mingle with friends and neighbors. We will have a chance to hear from city staff about Santa Monica's new bike-share system and the city's bike action plan [...]
A volunteer group of community members, residents and local activists has come together to stand up for a positive vision of Santa Monica’s future. Santa Monica Forward, the new organization, is a growing partnership of people who support the values that have made Santa Monica what it is today and want to make sure that those values continue to shape the [...]