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  • 11/29/2023 10:19 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    A group of more than thirty local businesses have formed a new coalition under the auspices of the California Restaurant Association (CRA) to advocate for businesses facing what they describe as a crisis driven by homelessness and crime.

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  • 11/29/2023 10:14 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Rents in Santa Monica dropped in November after bucking a nationwide trend by rising for three months straight, according to the latest report by Apartment List.

    The -1.7 percent drop comes after local rents increased 5.1 percent between August and October defying an early seasonal cooldown nationwide, according to the data.

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  • 11/29/2023 8:49 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Police Department accepts Trespass Arrest Authorizations online.

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    The form has been added to the ACTION website. See Forms. It is listed under: Other Forms

  • 11/27/2023 8:52 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Specifically created to target the causes of evictions in a post-pandemic world, the proposals aim to address a variety of evictions, including evictions due to small rental debts and unpermitted work, but also expand the standards for permanent relocation fees and buyout ordinances.

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  • 11/27/2023 8:49 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    As per the Staff report, this included, but was not limited to: establishing new classifications and salary rates for various listed positions, revising the City’s master fee schedule to revise certain user fees and charges, authorize the City Manager to accept a grant award from the California Library Literacy Services and from the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.

    It also authorizes the City Manager to negotiate with Exodus Recovery for the Services, Treatment and Empowerment Program for the City Attorney’s Office and to negotiate and execute funding agreements with developers and existing businesses to provide funding to support coordination of large-scale development projects.

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  • 11/27/2023 8:47 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    Eviction cases soared across California in the year after the last portion of a statewide moratorium lapsed, a CalMatters analysis of court data shows. 

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  • 11/27/2023 8:15 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    San Francisco voters approved a law that would tax property owners who have units that are vacant for more than 182 days per year. 

    Proposition M was approved by 54% of San Francisco voters and applies to any property with three or more units inside city limits. It will take effect in 2024 — but not if area landlords have anything to say about it. 

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  • 11/22/2023 10:39 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    “California State Proposition 1 will transform our state’s mental health system. This landmark proposition will reallocate billions of dollars to Californians with the most severe mental health needs, including those living in encampments and those with the highest problems with addiction and substance use,” it says.

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  • 11/21/2023 10:52 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    According to state regulators, Santa Monica did not build enough units in the very low, low and moderate income levels in recent years and that deficit now puts the city under a state law that allows anyone building a project with at least 50% affordable units to bypass design rules. However, the law’s additional requirements on developers make it generally undesirable as a regulatory option and local officials said that while they have to comply with the law, they do not think it will have an impact on local development.

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  • 11/20/2023 4:15 PM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

    The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is pleased to announce the new LA County Rent Relief Program. Put forward by the LA County Board of Supervisors, over $46 million in direct financial assistance will be provided to qualified landlords, helping to mitigate the detrimental economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that have resulted in tenants falling behind on rent.

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