"Now that Santa Monica has the Expo line, let's do transit right," By Santa Monica Forward (May 24, 2016)"LUVE initiative would undermine democracy," By Santa Monica Forward (May 3, 2016)"No LUVE for Santa Monica Renters," By Santa Monica Forward (April 26, 2016)"NO LUVE for Affordable Housing," By Santa Monica Forward (April 12, 2016)"Santa Monica Forward opposes the LUVE initiative; here’s [...]
The people of Santa Monica face a challenge to our decades-long tradition of grassroots community engagement, progressive planning, and responsible, forward-looking governance. That challenge comes in the form of the so-called LUVE initiative. The initiative is a shortsighted reaction to a complex set of issues facing our community and, if it passes, will have long-lasting and potentially devastating consequences in coming decades.
We no longer have the luxury of pretending that we can maintain a no- or minimal-growth position and simultaneously support an affordable Santa Monica. The ideas are incompatible and irreconcilable, as is demonstrated by a mounting body of evidence.
As Santa Monica begins to feel the effects of the global climate change crisis -- hotter summers, longer droughts, and increasingly extreme weather events -- our focus on thinking globally and acting locally becomes especially urgent. Climate change represents a challenge to all generations, and we must be willing to meet that challenge with direct action. It is a fight we’re willing to take to the streets, literally.
With the Expo opening to Santa Monica in a just a few months, our Bike Action Plan transforming our streetscape into a multimodal one, our Pedestrian Action Plan moving forward, and Breeze Bike Share, the county’s first such bike-share program, launching city-wide in just a few weeks, Santa Monica is undergoing a mobility sea change.
The Downtown Specific Plan will shape what the district becomes over the next 20 years, giving us the opportunity to reimagine Downtown Santa Monica as the complete neighborhood we all deserve.
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 [...]