Planning Commission Zoning Ordinance Review Resumes August 6
The Draft Zoning Ordinance has been released for review and comment. The document and all related materials can be found on the Zoning Update page. This is the first major Zoning Ordinance Update since 1988 and will contain provisions to implement Santa Monica's Land Use and Circulation Element, adopted in July, 2010. Planning Commission meetings have been held on the subject since December and will continue through the summer.
The topics scheduled to be covered at the remaining hearings are:
August 6 - Division III (General Regulations)
August 13 - Community Benefits
September 10 - LUCE Amendments and Wrap-Up
A community meeting is planned for mid-November.
Hard copies are available at all Santa Monica Public Library branches, and for purchase at the Planning Counter in City Hall.
Please submit comments on the Draft Zoning Ordinance to Denise Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Zoning Ordinance will be presented to City Council for review and discussion in late Fall, 2014.
The 2014 National Bike Challenge is Underway!
Are you interested in riding a bike? Do you live, work, or play in Santa Monica? Join the Bike Santa Monica team! Whether a beginner or a seasoned rider, anyone can participate and all are welcome. May 1 kicked off the National Bike Challenge – a competition where bicycling communities go head-to-head to log the most miles in the country.
Follow These Steps to Sign Up:
- Log on to the National Bike Challenge website and click on the red "JOIN" flag to create an account.
- Once your account is created, click "My Account" in the upper right corner.
- Scroll down to the "Your Groups" section and search for Bike Santa Monica.
- You're now a part of an exceptional team of bicyclists! You may also want to use apps such as Endomondo, Moves, or Map My Ride to log your miles or set personal records.
If you have trouble registering, please contact Colleen at email@example.com
For questions about safety or how to get started, including the best routes or someone to ride with, contact Lumo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t have a bike? Contact the Santa Monica Bike Center at 310-656-8500 for a free loaner bike and equipment.
Bike Santa Monica placed first in California in the 2013 challenge. The City workplace finished first statewide among workplaces. The key was riding safely, often, and logging total miles. With new bike facilities added this past year and more people cycling, Bike Santa Monica is poised to win the national challenge.