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  • 10/28/2020 11:37 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Political Action Committees (PACs) involved in the Santa Monica City Council race have raised almost $1 million and are quickly spending it to elect their choice of candidates as voters cast early ballots at a record rate.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/letters/Letters-2020/10_27_2020_OPINION_Are_PACs_Buying_the_City_Council_Election.html

  • 10/27/2020 9:58 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The Lookout recently asked sitting City Councilmembers to respond to a poll released by Eyes on Local 11 ("Is Crime Really Down? Incumbents Weigh In," October 21, 2020).

    The poll found that half of Santa Monica voters feel less safe in the city now than they did two years ago.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/letters/Letters-2020/10_26_2020_LETTERS_Shooting_the_Messenger_on_Crime.html

  • 10/26/2020 10:00 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    [SMa.r.t. originally published this article four years ago. We believe it remains current, with slight alterations. The elections, in the next few days, make it especially relevant. We urge our readers to vote as if our city, and our home, depends on it].

     SMa.r.t. and others in our city have identified many continuous problems with planning oversight in Santa Monica. It is appropriate to look at some of our civic problems in relation to the sins set out in the Divine Comedy. Gluttony has been suggested. There seems to be no other way to describe the “carpetbaggers” and “robber barons” intent on taking control of our city’s most precious resources. Our land, our proximity to the Pacific Ocean, our climate and our skyline all scream profit to those who want to exploit them.

    Read More: https://smmirror.com/2020/10/sma-r-t-column-santa-monicas-divine-comedy/

  • 10/23/2020 11:39 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to review the decision of the Court of Appeal on the voting rights lawsuit that ruled in favor of the City’s at-large election system.

    Read More: https://www.smdp.com/california-supreme-court-takes-on-cvra-case/197823

  • 10/22/2020 11:25 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The voting rights lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica is headed to the California Supreme Court after it granted the Latino plaintiffs' petition for review Wednesday.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2020/October-2020/10_21_2020_Supreme_Court_Takes_Up_Voting_Rights_Lawsuit.html

  • 10/22/2020 11:23 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

     Last year, Santa Monica experienced the steepest drop in serious crime in at least a decade ("Reports of Serious Crime Dropped in Santa Monica Last Year," October 20, 2020).

    Yet, half of the local voters who responded to a recent poll said they felt less safe than they did two years ago ("Poll Shows Lack of Support for Council Incumbents," October 2, 2020).

    The Lookout asked the four members of a slate of challengers to explain the reasons for this discrepancy.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2020/October-2020/10_21_2020_Is_Crime_Really_Down_Council_Challengers_Weigh_In.html

  • 10/22/2020 11:22 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    For the 2020 City Council candidate questionnaire, The Lookout asked 22 "True or False," "Yes or No" and multiple choice questions.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2020/October-2020/City_Council_Candidates_Pop_Quiz.html

  • 10/20/2020 9:43 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The Daily Press has released its Vote Local 2020 podcast series featuring interviews with 24 candidates for City Council, Rent Control, School Board, and College Board. The interviews are conducted by Matt Hall, SMDP Editor in Chief, and provide a deep dive into each candidate’s platform.

    Read More: https://www.smdp.com/daily-press-vote-local-2020-podcast-series-interviews-23-candidates/197700

  • 10/20/2020 9:38 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

     The State's political ethics watchdog on Friday rejected a complaint claiming that members of a slate of City Council candidates violated campaign law by receiving free advertising.

    Read More: https://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2020/October-2020/10_19_2020_FPPC_Rejects_Claim_Against_Council_Challengers_Slate.html

  • 10/19/2020 8:04 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Since Santa Monica issued its first eviction moratorium on March 14, tenants and landlords have been grappling with a constantly shifting legislative landscape of City, state and federal rental regulations. On Oct. 14, the City partnered with Bet Tzedek and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to present on the current status of tenant protections.

    Read More: https://www.smdp.com/city-provides-update-on-tenants-rights-during-covid-19/197674

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