Big Residocracy Win!
On Friday April 18, 2014, the City Clerk officially certified the Hines referendum petition as successful - Santa Monica City Council must accept the certification on Earth Day (Tuesday April 22, 2014)
Congratulations Residocracy Volunteers - We are one big step closer to taking Our City Back from Developer Interests.On Friday April 18, 2014, the County Registrar sent the official Hines Referendum signature verification results to the Santa Monica City Clerk and the City Clerk certified the Referendum as successful.
Ironically, our majority Pro-Development City Council must now accept the City Clerk's certification on Earth Day (Tuesday April 22, 2014) which will officially reverse their approval of the Hines Development project that was slated to add 7,000 new daily car trips to Santa Monica.
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What Happens Next at City Council?After accepting the certification at the City Council Hearing scheduled for April 22, 2014 (under Agenda Item 8C), the City Council will direct the City Staff to place on a future City Council agenda actions either to repeal the ordinance, set it for a timely Special Election, or set it for the Regular Municipal Election on November 4, 2014, with appropriate resolutions.
At that future meeting the Council will decide whether to repeal the Ordinance, call a Special Election, or place the item as a measure on the Regular Municipal Election ballot.
What Happens Next for Residocracy?We have won the battle, but the war is not over
As our majority pro-development city council now prepares to vote on whether to repeal the Hines Development project altogether (most likely on May 13, 2014) or to place it on a special election or on the November Ballot, we must now begin to ramp up for our forces on our war on over-development and our efforts to fully take back our City from Developer Interests. In the weeks to come, the Hines Developers will be trying to convince the city council to not repeal the project altogether. It will be our job to let our City Council members know that it is not an option. The Residents of Santa Monica have spoken loudly and clearly and it's time that Our City Council listens to it's constituents.
Stay Tuned! Residocracy will hold a Rally and General Meeting (time and place to be announced soon) as we grow our army to win the war on over-development and to Take Back Our City once and for all.
Thank You again for all your hard work and efforts and Congratulations!
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