This upcoming election is critical for the future of our city, with three City Council seats up for grabs and four important measures on the ballot.
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Bike the VoteÂ (includes local and regional races)
Assemblyman Richard Bloom has this to say..
Important Ballot Measures We EndorseÂ and why:
We endorse YES on LC and NO on D. See our complete write up here
VisitÂ It’sOurLand.orgÂ to learn more about Measure LC, to donate orÂ volunteer to the campaign.Â Measure LC is for “Local Control” and has received overwhelming community support: see the growing list here.
Measure D is deceptive and paid for by outside interests!Â Measure LC was written at the request ofÂ residents, 99%Â of the funding is fromÂ small donations almost entirely from within the local community of Santa Monica.
Measure LC does not close the Airport but will keep Santa Monica residents in Control of Airport Land. It allowsÂ us to manage the airport for the health and safety of our community and not special interests.
Operative Texts of Measures LC and D [Infographic]Â , Â Â Side by Side Analysis Measures LC vs D
Santa Monica SpokeÂ Supports
Affordable Housing BallotÂ Measures
Measure H will generate new local revenue for the City so that its affordable housing stock can be maintained and rehabilitated, and that more affordable housing opportunities for people who live and work in the city can be created. 100% of the money collected through Measure H will stay in Santa Monica. It is our money for our community â€“ Sacramento cannot touch one cent.
Measure HH specifies that voters want the revenue from Measure H to be spent on affordable housing programs.
Read why we support H & HH here.