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City Council Special Meeting
May 5, 2020 @ 2:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Phone lines open at 2:45, calls will be held in a queue based on the order received. While youâ€™re waiting, youâ€™ll hear the greetings repeat. Once your call is answered by a person, they will get your full name and transfer you into the live meeting by introducing you by name. Once they complete the transfer, the Mayor will welcome you and tell you to begin. Youâ€™ll hear a buzzer when your time is up, and youâ€™ll be able to complete your sentence before you need to stop. Callers will have 1 or 2 minutes to comment, based on the number of people in the queue.
The streets we travel on make up over 20% of our city, and are one of our biggest assets.Â â€‹Our streets move people, goods, and services and are essential infrastructure for our economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.â€‹Â It is crucial how we manage and use this public asset, at the core of economic resilience, social equity, health and environmental sustainability.
Read our full letter HERE
How we manage our streets â€“ or ignore them â€“ will move us either toward environmental justice, economic recovery and climate resiliency or away from those vital community and city goals. Our goals must be prioritized, clearly, in all plans and efforts to create solutions appropriate to equitably resolve the budget crisis caused by Covid-19.
Please join us and share your support with Santa Monica City Council.
Information, emailÂ addressesÂ and template
can be foundÂ HERE.
While the City suffers catastrophic shortfalls, we should not use a sledgehammer where a scalpel is needed to balance new budgets.Â Letâ€™s be strategic and thoughtful with â€œrestructuringâ€ that reduces costs and bureaucracy while retaining essential capacity that builds confidently on the foundation and programs that our public roadways and investments afford us as they advance us to a vibrant and full recovery.
How to send comments (PLEASE SEND BEFORE noon on Tuesday, May 5th)
Email City Council members: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Additional information, emailÂ addressesÂ and a draft templateÂ canÂ alsoÂ be foundÂ HERE.
Include a personal note, short is ok, to let them know how these cuts will affect the safety of you and your family. Thank you!