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BUSted! is back in Santa Monica this week, a new city manager takes the reins, and a new plan by the Federal Aviation Administration could impact Santa Monica Airport.

BUSted! A Free Storytelling Show About Living without a Car

Fans of great storytelling shows like The Moth and public transit, rejoice! “BUSted! True Stories About Getting Around L.A., Told By People Who Don’t Drive” is back at Santa Monica’s historic Rapp Saloon building the one in front of Hostelling International on 2nd Street, where the show debuted last month to a full house.

“BUSted! is excited to return to the greatest green commuting city in California, Santa Monica! We will be partnering up again with my favorite public transit agency, the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus at Santa Monica’s oldest building Rapp Saloon!” the show’s producer and host, Scott Schultz, wrote in an email.

This month’s line up includes, Tanya White, Katya Duft, and recent Moth Grandslam Champion, Brandon Burkhart.

BUSted! is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and is free.

Where: The Rapp Saloon, 1438 Second St., Santa Monica
When: Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Meet Santa Monica’s New City Manager

At the top of this week’s City Council meeting, incoming City Manager Rick Cole will be introduced to the public.

Cole, who will be leaving his post as deputy mayor of budget and innovation under Mayor Eric Garcetti, officially starts his new job in Santa Monica starting on June 29.

His hiring was announced on May 27 and has, overall, garnered a very positive response from various community members.

“The City of Santa Monica today was shaped by the last three decades of remarkable Council, staff and community leadership. It is both a national model and a personal inspiration to me as a model for sustainable urban policies and practices,” Cole said in a press release put out by the city on May 27. “The challenge ahead is to reconcile the success of that model with powerful market forces to ensure that Santa Monica remains a city that works for everyone.”

Where: Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St, Santa Monica
When: Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m.

FAA Considers New Regional Plan

The Daily Press reported this morning that the Federal Aviation Administration would be considering a new regional plan that could impact Santa Monica Airport.

“The FAA’s Southern California Metroplex draft environmental assessment is scheduled to be released on Wednesday and the agency is set to publicly discuss the draft at the Santa Monica Main Public Library on June 17,” the Daily Press reported.

According to the Daily Press, “From December of 2009 to June of the following year, the FAA ran tests that routed aircraft over ocean Park, rather than straight to the ocean, city officials said in a report on the Metroplex project.”

Where: Online and at the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
When: The report will be available at the above link on Wednesday, June 10. The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 17.

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