OPA Monthly Meeting TONIGHT/MONDAY: This is the first meeting of the year, where will be discussing a lot of our goals & priorities for the upcoming year.
It’s a GREAT time to attend a meeting and weigh in on our efforts and priorities. This month’s meeting will be at the Beach House CoWork (2219 Main St. @ Strand) starting with food and mingling at 6:15pm. We will also be hybrid on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link to join the meeting starting at 7:00pm. 

Here’s the agenda and here’s schedule:

6:15 – 7:00pm: Food, refreshments and mingling

7:00 – 7:15pm: SMPD update

7:15 – 7:30pm: Kaitlin Drisko: Executive Director, Santa Monica Conservancy

7:30 – 8:30: Board business including electing 2024 Exec Board, determining key 2024 priorities, and more!

Beach House Cowork has offered our community a free day pass at their amazing coworking space @ 2219 Main St. Use code “OPA” for a free day!SaMo Rents Drop in 2023 After Two-Year Rise: This SaMoSurf report states “Santa Monica’s 4.2% drop over the past 12 months was steeper than the 1.7% decrease in California and 1% dip nationwide, according to the latest monthly report by Apartment List.”

Coucou Bistro’s Martini Mondays Are Ready To Cure Your Monday Blues: This SaMo Mirror video report details the restaurant’s Monday only Martini focused menu with a selection of martinis paired with Coucou’s Burger Americaine for $38. 218 Main Street. 

The Street Seen: This week’s writeup explores the history of the Elks clubhouse at Ocean & Arizona.

Things To Do This Week: 
Social Service Assistance provided by Providence St. John’s Community Health Program (Tuesday, 9:30a.m.- 5p.m.): “The trained Providence St. John’s staff can assist with enrollment in CalFresh, the state of California’s food subsidy program created to improve the nutrition of families through access to healthy foods. Staff can also help navigate enrollment or questions for MediCal and Medicare.” More details here.

Computer Class – Intro to Google Docs (Wednesday 10:30am – 12pm): Create and format text documents using their free online word processor. Google account recommended, but not required. For advanced beginners. More details here.

OPA & City Meetings:
Landmarks Commission Meeting (Monday 7pm): More details & agenda here.OPA Connects Meeting (Wednesday 12pm): Here is the Zoom link or Click Here to add it to your calendar.Library Board Meeting (Thursday 6pm): More details & agenda hereRent Control Board Meeting (Thursday 7pm): More details & agenda here.
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