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Is Our City Council Riding a Trojan Horse?

12/23/2019 9:29 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

The demand for housing is becoming louder and infinite. But is this tsunami real or a myth, a Trojan horse? Following is a 2 part article exploring this endless need and questioning the alarming lack of wisdom and foresight on the part of our City Council, Planning Commission and staff. Part 1 will look at our city’s kneejerk reaction to the overall housing issue by allowing developers to build taller and denser and more profitable buildings!! Part 2 will offer a realistic and we think far more creative solution.

By way of background, recently SCAG, the Southern California Association of Governments, in their infinite wisdom, has basically doubled Santa Monica’s share of new housing over the next 8 years – from 5,000 to 9,000 units, representing a 20% increase in population with over half of the units being affordable.

Read More: https://smmirror.com/2019/12/is-our-city-council-riding-a-trojan-horse/

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