Santa Monica is an active city. We're the popular kid on the block. And, yes, we have issues. Here are my views on some that affect all of us. Check back often as I'll add more of my thoughts as time advances and the issues in Santa Monica evolve.
I believe our communal public safety is the most fundamental role of our city's public officials. In Santa Monica's case, our City Council Members have failed, miserably. It's time for a change. (Read More)
This is my contract with each of you as I seek to become your Santa Monica City Council Person. Take a few minutes, read my pledge, and then volunteer, contribute, display a lawn sign, and above all VOTE! (Read More)
Your city council keeps repeating the same failed policies, and keeps failing over and over. We must reduce homelessness in our city with fresh ideas and new tactics! Here are a few ideas.
I witnessed the looting of our city, the peaceful demonstrations, and felt the anger and sadness that we all experienced on May 31, 2020. Here are excerpts from my op-Eds in the Santa Monica Mirror over the subsequent weeks. (Read More)
Our city has been dealt a seismic shock by the sudden downturn in our local economy because of the pandemic. We have the opportunity to bring our economy forward in a new Santa Monica that values each and every resident.
Santa Monica does not have a revenue problem. It has a cost control problem. And those inflated costs are still not solving our problems! (Read More)
I've spent a lot of time discussing how a "Department Of Common Sense" is needed in our City Hall. This position paper on The Department of Common Sense is from Santa Monica's SMart Group, of which I'm a member!(Read More)
The Train is here! And, with it have come challenges that still have not been addressed.(Read More)
As a city, we must work hard to be sustainable - for our children, grandchildren, and their children.
We must protect our residential neighborhoods from outsized development that does not fit into the fabric of the neighborhood. From mega-mansions, to workers from neighboring commercial streets scrambling to find parking and, of course, the auto-trailers on mid-city residential streets, enough is enough!
It is time we say enough is enough to nameless, faceless buildings that replace reasonably priced housing and force our seniors and longstanding diverse population to flee our town.
Santa Monica has a rich and layered history, beginning thousands of years ago, that is worth telling. Let's expose our city's history. Beach culture began here, the film industry is omnipresent, and scores of talented people have lived here. (Read More)
Are our efforts to force a reduction in traffic misguided? Why haven't we improved congestion downtown, on Lincoln Blvd, or on 23rd Street south of Pico Blvd? (Read More)
Our residents volunteer on Commissions and Boards to help guide our city. They listen to you. Let's listen to them! (Read More)
Santa Monica suffers from a green space deficit. We are an incredibly dense city and our parks are vital to our residents! (Read More)
Our Seniors are a vibrant part of Santa Monica. Let's treat them with dignity, respect, and care. (Read More)
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, every resident must have free internet access and a municipal broadband utility should be formed. (Read More)
My objective is to bring balance and scale back to Santa Monica’s business community and, by extension, our resident community. Creating a robust and diverse commercial environment scaled to the city diversifies revenue risk and creates the heightened sense of belonging and identity that are essential elements to a vibrant and healthy city for new arrivals, families and long-term residents.