OPA Update 6/26/23: 4th of July Main St Parade Update, Rent Control Board Announces 2.8% Adjustment, & Things To Do This Week


4th of July Main St Parade Update: The parade returns to running from north near City Hall and head south towards Venice and starts at 9:30am. We need more volunteers to help with day of event logistics. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP OR VOLUNTEER!

Exterior revealed for “The Wilson” at 2903 Lincoln Blvd: This UrbanizeLA article has renderings and a link to a leasing brochure. 

Rent Control Board Announces 2.8% 2023 General Adjustment: This post from the City details this year’s raise that includes a hard cap of $67. This SMDP article has even more details.

Plastic Film Recycling Pickup: Odds are you have a lot of bubble wrap, used plastic grocery bags, etc. laying around and Ridwell is a new service is augmenting the amazing work the City and other environmental organizations are doing to make our neighborhood a clean and green community. Click here to join this FREE pickup for Plastic Film on June 29th and help us keep the hard-to-recycle plastic out of our landfills and waterways!

Nike Rise: Nike new concept store opened this weekend at Santa Monica Place featuring “cutting-edge digital experiences, a customization station, and more.” More details here and here is a video report.

Power House Lease: This week’s Street Seen does a deep dive on the history of the unique space at 3116 2nd Street @ Marine

DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint June 30th: This post from the City details the plans.

AquaSurf Scholarship Program: The OP focused surf camp offers scholarships to introduce surfing to the “20% of children in Los Angeles County are living beneath the poverty line.” More details here on the both the program and how to get involved or apply.

Food News: 

  • Ashland Hill: The Main St staple launched a “50% of Bottles of Wine on Wednesdays” offer.
  • SaMo Seafood Six Week Sustainable Fishing Awareness Campaign: This SMDP article details how the “six week initiative is being broken down into three, different twice-rotating ASC-certified product promotions.”

Things To Do This Week: 

  • Hands-Only CPR Training (Tuesday 2-4pm): This is a “drop-in event” so no sign up needed. More details here.
  • Summer Reading Program: Dance to Express Your Story (Wednesday 2:30pm): “Everyone gets to dance! Dancer Teresa smith gets kids and families moving and grooving to music from around the world. Free tickets available at 2:00 PM. Limited space.” More details here.
  • “Celebrate America” SMC Fireworks (Friday Night): Billed as “the biggest, most sensational patriotic event on the Westside,” the free celebration returns after 3-Year hiatus at SMC’s main campus. More details here.

OPA & City Meetings:

  • Arts Commission Meeting (Monday @ 7pm): Meetings are held, in-person, in the SMi Training Room, located on the northwest corner of the 2nd floor of the Civic Center Parking Structure (330 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90401).
  • Airport Commission Meeting (Monday 7pm): More details & agenda here
  • Commission on Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and the Environment (Monday 7pm): More details here.
  • City Council Meeting  (Tuesday @ 5:30 pm (Public Portion starts closer to 6:30 pm)): Meetings are hybrid and can be viewed on this YouTube channel. Click here for agenda. 
  • OPA Connects Meeting (Wednesday 12pm):  Here is the Zoom link or Click Here to add it to your calendar.

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