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Governor’s Budget Revision: Nothing New for Transportation

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This article originally ran on Streetsblog California. Governor Brown issued his May revision of the state budget proposal, and in terms of transportation, it’s pretty much the same story we told in January. That is, he...

Legislative Update: Brown Signs Bills on Electric Vehicles, Bike Miles Driven, Street Vending

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Note: Governor Brown has until the end of September to decide the fate of a slew of bills passed by the legislature just before it ended its session in August. Streetsblog continues to cover...

Santa Monica Community Rallies to Support Committee for Racial Justice

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After escalating confrontations with white supremacist groups over the past couple of months, the grassroots Committee for Racial Justice saw an outpouring of community support Sunday night at its monthly meeting at the Thelma...

Santa Monica Lawmaker Takes Aim at California’s Housing Shortage

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California State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has set his sights on tackling the dire shortage of homes—and the resulting affordability crisis—currently facing the state. Bloom, whose district includes Malibu, Santa Monica, West L.A., Brentwood,...

Global Climate Action Summit Brings Thousands to San Francisco

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“I didn't expect to see it in my lifetime,” said former California Senator Fran Pavley, author of the Global Warming Solutions Act. “When we wrote our report in 2001 we didn't expect it to...

Santa Monica City Council Says ‘No’ to 5-Story Housing on Boulevards

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The Santa Monica City Council narrowly voted Tuesday to make it harder to build more housing along the city's commercial boulevards. The 4 to 3 vote Tuesday night upheld the recommendation narrowly approved by the...

Santa Monica Rolls Out 2017 Wellbeing Index Findings, Video Series Aimed at Improving Wellbeing

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Santa Monica, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, launched the city’s 2017 Wellbeing Index findings this week, revealing a community excelling by some measures, but with significant disparities and a severe housing affordability problem. For the...

Eyes on the Street: The Office Park That Could Have Been a Neighborhood

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When opponents of the proposed Bergamot Transit Village project gathered signatures to overturn the City Council's approval of the mixed commercial and residential plans, they promised the developer would come back with a better...

In Wake of Recent Spate of Fatal Crashes, City Council to Look at Street...

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The Santa Monica City Council will look at traffic safety tonight, just more than a month after a particularly shocking streak of traffic-related deaths rocked the beachside city. The report was placed on the agenda...

Eyes on the Street: Santa Monica’s Main Street Parklets On Track for “Late June”...

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The construction fencing may still be up, but three parklets are taking shape on Main Street in Santa Monica. At the corner of Ashland and Main Street, dark wooden benches are popping up in front...
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