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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Voters ask City to remove their signatures from deceptive aviation industry petition

As of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 33 Santa Monica voters have contacted the City Clerk to have their signatures rescinded from a controversial initiative petition sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Washington, D.C.-based national lobbyists for the aviation industry, according to information obtained by Airport2Park from the Santa Monica City Clerk’s

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Rebels with a cause

Does this sound familiar? “You can’t build a park.” “That is crazy.” “It will cost too much.” “It will never happen.” “It will all become development.” They heard it all too, yet in the end they created a truly great resource for everyone.

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Thank you City Council!

At last night’s City Council meeting the Council unanimously approved staff’s recommendations while modifying them to clarify Council’s intent, and while explicitly making clear that any land released from aviation uses would be used for low intensity uses such as a park.  Recommendations included the following: Consider and comment on the information provided in this

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