Why is the City of Santa Monica afraid of an open and democratically accountable development process?
Here is the concluding paragraph of an open letter delivered today by a number of community leaders to assistant Santa Monica city manager Gordon Anderson regarding the public review process for any future proposal for the redevelopment of Santa Monica Place."...We urge the City to adopt a public process that is meaningful and fair and designed to have residents' voices and choices be heard. A meaningful public process is one preceded by a development proposal for Santa Monica Place that clearly shows the height and density of the actual proposed buildings, includes a comprehensive environmental report that accurately assesses the traffic impacts, and includes an accurate financial analysis of the City’s direct and indirect costs and contributions to the proposed development."
For more information about the proposal by the Macerich Corporation to vastly enlarge Santa Monica Place and about the activities of the SM Coalition for a Livable City, please got to this website: smclc.net