We did it – Its Our Land!

UPDATE – 11/24/2014: Measure LC nows stands at 15,434 Yes (60.45%), 10,096 No (39.55%) Measure D now stands at 10,288 Yes (41.19%), 14,688 No (58.81%) In other words the margin of both LC’s victory and D’s defeat are growing! —————- Hi everyone, We did it! Measure LC passed and measure D was defeated. The margins

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USC students propose new uses for Santa Monica Airport

You are invited to an exhibition: Reimagining Santa Monica Airport– Part 1

Thursday October 23rd 6-9pm,
One night only.

Writers Boot Camp Gallery
Bergamot Station I, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica

We urge you all to attend!

A biking bridge with towers along the edge of a heavily forested Santa Monica Airport former runway is one of the conceptual proposals for the future of the airport developed by students at the USC Landscape Architecture program after a three month project.

The images, of how to turn the airport into green space if it’s to be repurposed will be on display at the Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station on Thursday, October 23rd , 6-9pm.

The exhibition titled “Reimagining Santa Monica Airport – Part 1” features the work of graduate students, Christopher Sison, Chen Liu, Zeek Magallanes and Yongdan Chunyu and is sponsored by Airport2Park.org, a coalition of community groups and neighbors formed to promote the creation of a great park on the land that is currently Santa Monica Airport.

The project was directed by USC Professor and Landscape Architect Aroussiak Gabrielian and the exhibition is curated by Professor Michael Brodsky of Loyola Marymount University, Founding member of Airport2Park.

Professor Brodsky says this about the exhibition, “Very few people have actually seen the potential beauty and space that is currently fenced and covered with asphalt on the Santa Monica airport property. This site has such great potential for a park with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains that are currently only seen by the very few people that use it now.

“I feel that once people see this exhibition of talented graduate landscape architecture students, they will view the Santa Monica Airport site in an entirely new context; as one that can serve many more people in a variety of creative, healthy and sustainable ways than is currently served by the present industrial use.”

The exhibition, on Thursday October 23rd 6-9pm, takes place at the Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station I, 2525 Michigan Avenue, for one night only. Car pooling is encouraged and bicycle valet will be provided by Santa Monica Spoke.

Aviation Lobby Screams “foul” as City Considers Alternative to Deceptive Ballot Proposal

Acting on the City Attorney’s advice, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted at its meeting Tues., June 24 to draft a ballot measure that would allow the City to continue to manage its municipal airport (SMO) while subjecting future development on airport land to voter review. The measure will compete with an initiative sponsored

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Key citizen coalition “Residocracy” declines to endorse airport initiative, citing misleading language

Another key Santa Monica citizens group, Residocracy, is withholding support of a petition being circulated regarding the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) being circulated by aviation interests. Residocracy is a “community network of residents” dedicated to ensuring that City Hall addresses residents’ concerns while preserving the character and livability of Santa Monica. Residocracy recently led the successful signature

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