Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
Monthly Board Meeting + Business Meeting
Great Food, Great Conversation
Colorado Center, Community Room
(across from Helen's Cycles)
Open to the Public, Refreshments, Validated Parking in the Building
Join us for a Santa Monica Mid City Neighbor Business Meeting where the board will discuss last year's budget, this year's planned budget, events and projects.
and SPEAKER David Garden "Appeal of the $86 Million City Services Building Project" at January 24th City Council Meeting
David Garden, Santa Monica resident, activist, filmmaker and professor has filed an appeal regarding the proposed new City Services Building.
St. John's Hospital will be rebuilding and adding to the existing facility located in our Mid City neighborhood between Broadway and Arizona and 20th Street to 23rd Street. Currently the project entails approximately 800,000 square feet and 19 years to build. The project comes before City Council this Tuesday, December 6, 2016. St. John's is asking for a time extension for project completion. Please share your thoughts, suggestions, concerns, requests and ideas regarding community benefits and the request for extension.
Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors Board of Directors is seeking your input.
Thank you very much for your community involvement.
See you down the road,
Thank you to our spirited and lively Mid City Community. Your attendance made our first Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors Fall Family Festival a success!
It was great meeting all of you who joined us to celebrate the first Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors Fall Family Festival. We love bringing fun, interesting entertainment along with delicious food and conversation to Mid City. Board members made chili, friends and neighbors brought wonderful dessert offerings. Each event is better than the last in large part because of the generosity of our neighbors and sponsors.
Fall Family Festival Chair, Catherine Huh did a great job. Brava Cathy!
The Colorado Center Fountain Courtyard, worked perfectly for meeting old friends and making new connections. The costume parade, children's craft tent, fortune teller, Zoltar and accordionist Mike Bolger kept everyone entertained while friends and families enjoyed meeting our new City Manager, Rick Cole, Councilmember Gleam Davis, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Susan Aminoff and Rob Greenstein Rader, City Council candidates Terence Later, Armen Melkonians, Oscar de la Torre, SMMUSD Board of Education, Anastasia Foster, Rent Control Board candidate, Diane Miller, Commission on the Status of Women and Dolores "Dolly" Sloan, Chair Pro Tempore, Landmarks Commission.
These festive community-building events are a perfect way to meet our neighbors, so expect more of them in the future. Thank you and welcome to all new members and those who re-upped. Please join us at our next board meeting, November 15th (details below).
Thank you again for making Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors Fall Family Festival 2016 our best event!
Photos of the event can be found at:
Whole Foods Market
The Real Zoltar, Russell Fear
McKinley School Costume Paraders
Accordionist, Mike Bolger
Stefani Kong Uhler
Rick Cole, City Manager
Gleam Davis, Santa Monica City Councilmember
Susan Aminoff, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees
Rob Greenstein Rader, Santa Monica College Board of Trustees
Oscar de la Torre, SMMUSD Board of Education, candidate for Santa Monica City Council
Terence Later, candidate for Santa Monica City Council
Armen Melkonians, Founder, Residocracy, candidate for Santa Monica City Council
Diane Miller, Commission on the Status of Women
Dolores "Dolly" Sloan, Chair Pro Tempore, Landmarks Commission
Anastasia Foster, candidate for Santa Monica Rent Control Board
To help in marking your ballot, Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors brings residents a week of presentations on local Santa Monica Measures and Candidates. Tomorrow night's monthly board meeting starts with speakers on Measures GSH and GS. The former related to a possible one-half percent increase in local use tax and the latter is the companion advisory vote on what to do with the funds if approved. Then we will discuss Measure SM that seeks to increase accountability of elected officials and decrease potential "kickbacks" from their relationships with city vendors.
Thursday, October 20th, we hold our second Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Candidate Forum with Vice President and Government Affairs Officer, Andrew Hoyer, officiating. All candidates have agreed to attend. These include the three incumbents (Margaret Quinones-Perez, Rob Greenstein Rader, Susan Aminoff) and Sion Roy who currently sits on the Santa Monica College Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. This committee meets tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and is open to the public. The Agenda can be found at:
http://www.smc.edu/ACG/CitizensBondOversightCommittee/Documents/10-19-2016%20Notice%20.pdf. The Santa Monica College Bond Measure V was presented at our September board meeting. More information on Measure V can be found at:
On a lighter note, your Board of Directors will be cooking chili for the neighborhood, Sunday, October 30th, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Colorado Center. You can find a flyer for our Fall Family Festival attached to this email. We have a fortune teller, polka and our Dessert Divas will be back with sweets for all. Costumes are welcome.
See you down the road,
Stacy Dalgleish, President
Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors
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