Santa Monica Forward urges a transparent, public process for rent control updates

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 [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:55:00+00:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-03-10T22:00:41+00:00June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Santa Monica Forward Supports a Safer 17th Street

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 [...]

By |2018-05-16T13:50:00+00:00May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Santa Monica Forward issues recommendations on zoning for Accessory Dwelling Units

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 [...]

By |2018-05-15T15:53:00+00:00May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Santa Monica Forward Supports a New City Mobility Commission

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, [...]

By |2018-02-27T14:45:00+00:00February 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Santa Monica Forward Supports Measures to Fund Schools, Housing, Transit, and Parks

Santa Monica Forward supports Measures GSH, GS, V, M, and A. Vote yes for better parks, schools, transit, and more affordable housing this November.

By |2016-09-16T21:56:24+00:00September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you coming to our fall mixer this weekend?

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 [...]

By |2015-10-08T16:25:33+00:00October 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Group Wants “Diverse, Sustainable and Equitable” Future for Santa Monica

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 [...]

By |2015-03-29T20:24:59+00:00March 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments