OPA Update 4/8/24: OPA Monthly Meeting Tonight/Monday, Happy Eclipse Day, & Things To Do This Week


OPA April 8 Monthly Meeting Next Monday: 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 draft agenda and here’s schedule:

  • 6:15 – 7:00pm: Food, refreshments and mingling
  • 7:00 – 7:15pm: SMPD update focus on Patrick Cheng from Office of Emergency Management 
  • 7:15 – 7:30pm: Ericka Lesley, Chair, Rent Control Board
  • 7:30 – 7:40pm: Santa Monica Conservancy & Main St. Tours
  • 7:40 – 8:30: Board business, including upcoming calendar of events (MAINopoly, Make Music Day, July 4 Parade, & 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!

“Builder’s Remedy” Law Could Get a Makeover: This SMDP / CalMatters article details efforts to reign in the controversial housing law.

Rent Prices Rise Coming Out of Winter: This SMDP report that Santa Monica rent prices went up by 1.5% in March, with the median one-bedroom apartment rental costing $2,358 and the median two-bed up to $2,827.

LA County Reminds Property Owners of Second Property Tax Installment Due April 10: Payments must be received by 5pm Pacific Time or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked on or before Wednesday, April 10. More details here

Retire Your Gas Appliances and Upgrade to Clean Energy: Santa Monica has partnered with QuitCarbon to give free advice “to make it simple to upgrade your home with free expert planning, guidance on rebates, and vetted local contractors to get the job done right.” “Your home can be part of the climate solution when you switch from gas appliances to clean electric alternatives like heat pumps and induction. These modern appliances make your home safer, more comfortable, and more fun to live in.” More details here.

Crudo e Nudo 3rd Anniversary Celebration (Sunday from 12 – 4pm): “We are over the moon to mark three wonderful years at our Main Street outpost, and what better way to celebrate than with a daytime soiree for our cherished regulars and friends?! The support we have received from everyone who has graced our doors at 2724 Main St. has truly made Crudo e Nudo what it is. We are immensely grateful for the community that has embraced us, making Crudo e Nudo a home for unforgettable memories and bringing us through turbulent times with creativity and community.” More details here on the event that costs $40 and includes oysters, crudos, & wine. I will be there at 12:30pm. 😉

Happy Eclipse Day: LA County & the rest of California will catch a glimpse of the rare total eclipse today/Monday from 10:06am – 12:22pm with the peak partial eclipse at 11:12am. More eclipse details here

Things To Do This Week: 

  • Rebel Wilson “Live Talks”@ New Roads School: The scene-stealing star of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids comes to discuss her candid and hilarious memoir, Rebel Rising, chronicling her unconventional journey to Hollywood success. Monday, April 8, 8 p.m. @ 3131 Olympic Blvd. https://livetalksla.org/events/rebel-wilson/
  • Panel Discussion – Housing Solutions and the Future of Housing in Santa Monica (Thursday 6 – 8pm): Moderated by Frances Anderton, former NPR journalist and author of Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles, panelists bring tremendous expertise and insight to the discussion. They include former Santa Monica Mayor, policy expert Denny Zane from Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, Bruce Fairty representing Cypress Equity, Jesús Hernández from Community Corporation of Santa Monica, and Jing Yeo of the City of Santa Monica Planning Commission. FREE. Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St. Click here to RSVP.
  • Temple Mishkon Shabbat (Friday 6 – 7pm): “Folk singer Happie Hoffman and Rabbi Joshua Katzan will be together again for another special Kabbalat Shabbat service in Mishkon’s sanctuary. Stay for dinner at 7:15 p.m. with vegetarian and chicken options.” RSVP here.

OPA & City Meetings:

  • Landmarks Commission Meeting (Monday 7pm): More details & agenda here.
  • City Council Meeting  (Tuesday 5:30 pm – public portion starts no earlier than 7:00 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.
  • Lincoln Blvd Task Force Meeting (Wednesday 5:30pm): This meeting will be in the Ocean Park Library! Click here to email Dave Tann for more info and we hope to see you there! 
  • Library Board Meeting (Thursday 6pm): More details & agenda here

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