100% Renewable Energy will be Santa Monica’s Default!
In Santa Monica, beginning in February 2019, our energy default will now be 100% renewable!
This free community event, co-produced with the city of Santa Monica, will feature music, pop up shops, and interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Businesses from every neighborhood will be there. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support your local businesses, schools, and public services!
The City of Santa Monica is updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PRMP), originally released in 1997. Join the City of Santa Monica on Saturday, August 25, 2018, for the first community workshop of the PRMP Update at the Civic Auditorium East Wing from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
The new Master Plan Update invites you to give input on future Safe Routes to Parks, improved pedestrian and bicycle access around the Santa Monica Airport (with the shortened runway). When the airport closes in 2029, the new Master Plan will allow us to create a truly Great Park with up to 200 acres of open space, community gardens and 3 miles of dedicated walking and bicycle paths with unobstructed views of DTLA, the Hollywood Sign and the Pacific Ocean.
After hearing from over 2,000 people this summer through an online survey, city-wide pop-ups, and discussions with community groups and boards/commissions, the City wants to share what they heard with you! The workshop will build on community-proposed ideas and spark inspiration for even more ideas. Help develop a shared vision of what Santa Monica want our parks, recreation, and beach to look like over the next 20 years. All residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in this public input opportunity.
Doors open at 9:45 a.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Free bike valet will be provided. Free parking validation will be available for the Civic Auditorium Parking Lot (immediately adjacent to the Auditorium).
If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.) please contact Community & Cultural Services by calling (310) 458-8310 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days prior to the workshop.
Today we sent a letter to the Santa Monica City Council, management and staff in support of Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue. We hope you will join us and send an email with your thoughts to Council@SMGov.net
Dear Mayor Ted Winterer, Santa Monica City Council, management and staff:
Thank you for your leadership as we move toward a more sustainable, healthier and active multimodal Santa Monica. Attached is our letter expressing our enthusiastic support of the Safe Streets for 17th Street and Michigan Avenue Project and the allocation of funds to “green bike lanes” — making them more visible, safe and inviting. In particular we would like to thank the Mobility Division and Carlos Morales for their planning of this visionary project and the dedication to robust and inclusive outreach as we move toward final planning and implementation. We do believe moving the implementation to the fastest timeline feasible would be a community benefit and get us closer too achieving our city’s safety and mobility goals.
Cynthia Rose & Cris Gutierrez