02 January 2018
Re: Landmarks Commission Hearing on Whether to Recommend Establishing a New 11th Street Bungalow Historic District
Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Monday, 8 January 2018, at 6:30 PM the Landmarks Commission will review a professional consultant’s report and public input regarding our proposed application for a new historic district in Santa Monica comprised of bungalows on 11th Street and Arizona Ave. At this meeting, they will decide whether to file the application for a historic district. (Note: Public hearings will follow, leading to a vote when they can recommend that the City Council designate the district.)
Please send your short supportive email ASAP! Your emails need to be on the record!
If you can attend, that would be fantastic since our speakers need a supportive community presence. Please consider standing with us! The meeting on Monday, 8 January 2018, starts at 6:30 in Council Chambers at City Hall. Free parking in city lot on Olympic and Fourth. We'll all wear identifying stickers!Let us know if you're coming, and we will send a notification when we have an approximate time for our agenda item.
Email: Copy, paste, and send to the following:
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OR send your email ASAP to us at email@example.com and we will forward your message.
Sample short letter/format:
Date: _______ Re: Historic 11th Street Bungalow District
Dear Chair O’Neill and Commissioners:
My name is _________. I live/work/visit Santa Monica. I strongly support the 11th Street Bungalow Historic District.
Suggested talking points:
- This is a collection of historic treasures, built from 1904 to 1925 by middle class residents who made Santa Monica not just a resort but a hometown.
- The bungalows have been identified on the city’s Historic Resource Inventory in 1983 and 1990 as being contributors to a potential historic district.
- There is no other group of these iconic homes within the original heart of our city (Ocean Ave. to 19th St. and Wilshire to Colorado). In 1913 there were 442; in 1983 there were 88 potential landmark quality homes; in 1989 they were reduced to 19. Today there is a cluster of 6, all on the same block.
- Residents have been trying to save this important piece of history since the 1980s.
ïThe Landmarks Commission's role is to protect our cultural, social, and architectural history and promote the use of landmarks and historic districts for the education and pleasure of the residents, workers and visitors of the city.
- Please recommend that the City Council designate these homes as the Historic 11th Street Bungalow District.
- Your signature and address.
Or visit us: http://www.facebook.com/historic11thstreetcoalition
The Historic 11th Street Coalition, Diane Miller and Susan Suntree, Co-Chairs
Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
SMMCN Board of Directors
Stacy Dalgleish, President
Andrew Hoyer, Vice President and Government Affairs Officer
Ellen Hannan, Secretary
Nick Boles, Treasurer
Catherine Eldridge, Pico Neighborhood Liaison
Diane Citron, Member-at-large
William Hamilton, Member-at-large
Ken Blum, Member-at-large
Communications: Andrew Hoyer, William Hamilton
Hospitality: Diane Citron (Chair) Nick Boles
Beautify Broadway: Stacy Dalgleish (chair)
Friends of 11th Street: Susan Suntree (co-chair), Diane Miller (co-chair)
Youth Committee: Maryellen Osip, Grace Hunzick, Mari Ostendorf
Speaker Coordinator: Liz Bell
Webmaster: John C. Smith
Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
Monthly Board Meetings
3rd Tuesday of each month
Colorado Center, Community Room
(across from Helen's Cycles)
Open to the Public, Refreshments, Validated Parking in the Building