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NOMA's Monthly Zoom Meeting
Mathew Millen
42:03
The State rejected the Housing Element because the City "perpetuated segregation" of minorities in the Pico Neighborhood, and the Housing Element did not comply with the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing law
sonya
56:40
The State of California underfunds it’s public schools. It’s disgraceful! Santa Monica contributes funds to help ensure decent education for our school children. This is a big reason our residential property values are so high. More funds are needed to ensure high quality education going forward.
sonya
59:48
The Dell transaction unfairly avoided property tax increases- not what we are discussing- so this is a red herring.
Michelle
01:00:24
That was his point
Tricia Crane
01:01:48
We are already overtaxed. Verville is spot on: Who stands to benefit? NOT residents.
Eldon Cotton
01:02:11
Is it true that the enrollment in local schools is declining, while overall costs are increasing?
Tricia Crane
01:02:27
Yes.
Tricia Crane
01:04:00
District projects are not for our benefit. They plan to rent new facilities they plan to build. We need to support programs for educational benefit.
Eldon Cotton
01:15:41
Wil these slides be made available after the meeting?
Mathew Millen
01:19:04
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Law will require about 2500 of affordable housing to be developed between Wilshire and San Vicente Blvd
Michelle
01:23:23
Q&A first
Elizabeth Lerer
01:25:12
Do you qualify for the ballot?
Tricia Crane
01:26:06
So Soloff's "values" deny the FACTS?
Elizabeth Lerer
01:27:02
We already had this presentation.
andres d
01:27:45
This is not about values. Its about an extreme tax measure. The Brock proposal simply provides a more sensible gradualistic approach.
Tricia Crane
01:29:10
Marc never said people could move away ..
Mathew Millen
01:29:46
but the priority for the city subsidized units are people who work here for 25 hours a week,..so how many SM rent burdened tenants will actually move into the units that are built?
Elaine
01:30:17
1. IS IT TRUE THAT SUE AND MICHAEL'S BALLOT MEASURE ONLY NEEDS A 50% NOT A 66% VOTE TO PASS BECAUSE IT IS NOT BEING PROPOSED BY A GOVT. AGENCY? 2. WHO OVERSEES THE 11 MEMBER BOARD AND THE MULTI-MILLIONS THEY WOULD CONTROL? 3. WILL THEY MOVE CLOSER TO THE AREAS WHERE HOMELESS CONGREGATE SO THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE ISSUES CONTRIBUTING TO HOMELESSNESS?
Tricia Crane
01:31:01
Why doesn't Sue as Mayor challenge the State? Other cities are fighting RHNA.
Mathew Millen
01:31:15
The City is proposing to build 700 units of low income housing at Bergamot,, so the City wants to keep the minorities segregated in the Pico Neighborhood
Tricia Crane
01:33:03
The City Council can and should fight the State mandate. Stop preaching Soloff. Talk Facts!
Elaine
01:33:59
DID YOUR KIDS GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF YOU THINK SO MUCH OF THEM? THE ANSWER IS NO!!
John Alle
01:34:31
The low income restaurant workers who wash the dishes and buss the tables do not feel comfortable coming to our City Michael and Sue. They are being attacked daily weekly. Our valued City Maintenance workers are being attacked. There are no controls Michael
Tricia Crane
01:34:36
So only Republicans want accountability Soloff? Didn't your child go to private school?
John Alle
01:35:46
Please explain how the commission with residents will differ from those overseeing the $6 million that your wife as Mayor cannot find...We have no idea where that money was spent.
jay rachel santa monica california
01:35:48
Since the state rejected our housing plan, new affordable housing can only be built outside pico area. that leaves north of Wilshire and north of montana is the most probable area for most of the new units funded by the illogical Soloff/sue plan. sorry bad idea. jay johnson
John Alle
01:36:52
Please address the economics, Michael, that Marc has presented. Facts please, not emotional appeals.
John Alle
01:37:08
And Sue...please chime in.
Elaine
01:37:35
IF YOU BELIEVE IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING... WHY NOT MOVE CLOSER TO THOSE YOU CARE SO MUCH ABOUT? HOW MANY HOMELESS DO YOU SEE NORTH OF MONTANA?
Tricia Crane
01:37:36
Lets hear a discussion between Soloff and Verville!!!!
Mathew Millen
01:38:26
The State returned some re development money to SM and instead of fixing or replacing water and sewer lines, the money went for low income housing
Tricia Crane
01:38:40
Arent Sue & Michael planning to leave sm??
John Alle
01:38:53
Michael and Sue....How about developing a City budget before pressing so hard for new taxes?
Kim Drobny
01:39:00
Why are REIT and Partnerships exempted?
Elaine
01:40:16
DID YOU SUPPORT THE 'DEFUND THE POLICE' MOVEMENT MICHAEL AND SUE? I WOULD GUESS THE ANSWER IS YES!
Mathew Millen
01:40:41
with SB 9 and SB 10 the City will be able to build low income housing projects in the R1 single family zone
mike soloff (he, him, his)
01:41:56
No I do not support defund the police. We need to hire the officers we already have funded.
O Z
01:42:49
Striking difference between facts/figures and blah blah re values. Hmmm…
John Alle
01:42:58
The questions are directed to you Sue and Michael, because you WROTE, are SPONSORING and are FUNDING this initiative. Please do not DODGE the questions Sue.
Elaine
01:43:11
DID YOU SUPPORT IT IN 2020? OF COURSE YOU DON'T SUPPORT IT NOW
John Alle
01:43:48
Please respond to the economics.....
Mathew Millen
01:44:00
how can you change a ballot measure People already signed?
Elaine
01:44:01
IT'S NOT YOUR MONEY
John Alle
01:44:20
Sue...think about the fact that we already have a Tansfer Tax.
jay rachel santa monica california
01:44:22
it is less expensive to fund and promote POD FOR EXISTING S.M. RESIDENTS. every city must deal with their own residents. we do not have a responsibility house out of city residents who want to work here. jay
O Z
01:45:29
WAIT, WHAT???! Is it true that the Mayor and Mr. Soloff are planning on moving out of SM???
Tricia Crane
01:45:48
Nice to be rich. What about those who have mortgages?
Sue Himmelrich, she, her, hers
01:46:25
We are not moving.
mike soloff (he, him, his)
01:46:30
Why do you assume appreciation will stop in future?
John Alle
01:46:42
Sue, Did you just reference those living on $5K a month or $5 a year? Fortunately, our City helps and subsidizes their expenses. WE CARE. PLEASE stay on topic.
sonya
01:46:52
All the personal attacks in the chat are disgusting and unhelpful. Greed is not good . NOMA is better than that!
Jessica Simon iPhone
01:46:52
What is the goal here? Are we asking Santa Monica residents to adopt socialism as their way of life? What exact values are we talking about?
O Z
01:47:26
Who else is uncomfortable with th eMayor who put her name on this initiative deferring to her husband when questions are asked?
mike soloff (he, him, his)
01:47:39
Housing and economic spend does not equal spend on affordable housing and rent subsidy
Mathew Millen
01:48:36
Preserve Our Diversity is a great program and should be expanded
doloressloan
01:49:24
I agree with Sonya. Everyone here deserves respect without personal innuendos and attacks.
Michelle
01:51:11
Agree that not a lot of thought is being given to the long range implications of current decisions. City leaders and residents need to take a longer view.
O Z
01:52:24
Nancy, as far as I know if you collect funding for your group from the City, the meeting must be public and you cannot require that people identify themselves. Please check on this. Thank you.
John Alle
01:53:55
I own and manage property within NOMA. Please note the "inappropriate" comments.....
Mathew Millen
01:55:09
People are buying small 5-8 unit apartment buildings and when units become vacant, their children move into the apartment
John Alle
01:55:21
Michael and or Sue, would you agree to a debate in front of the greater community with Marc Verville?
Michelle
01:56:57
Meaningful financial data, like those Marc presented, are a concrete reflection of community values that have been enacted.
O Z
01:57:28
⬆️WORD
Elaine
01:58:23
WILL THERE BE PARKING WILL ALL THE NEW APARTMENTS? WILL CURRENT RENTERS BE ELIGIBLE TO MOVE INTO THE NEWLY BUILT APARTMENTS?
sonya
02:00:44
Phyllis makes great points. We need to protect more of our current residents. POD can and should be expanded!
jay rachel santa monica california
02:00:49
soc sec had 5.5% increase last January and will be 8.95 next January. seniors are having income increase also. many support and subsidy programs. it is a 2 sided issue.
John Alle
02:00:55
My team and I are on the streets every day. If Mayor Sue cannot find $6 million she authorized for homeless outreach services, and if your "Homeless Commission" and your "hand-picked" Homeless City Council "Ad-Hoc Committee" cannot obtain info they need from your City Staff....then how can you guarantee amother committee spending $50 million a year will be any different?
Kim Drobny
02:01:13
Why are REIT and Partnerships exempted from the transfer tax?
Sue Himmelrich, she, her, hers
02:02:14
And about 25% of the money is dedicated to prevention programs, about 33% of the total housing funds.
Michelle
02:02:55
Agree. Opacity of current City housing spending and decision making does not bode well for adding more funds with no real oversight or detailed direction.
Michelle
02:03:59
(Agree with Alle)
John Alle
02:04:35
Mayor Sue... please explain "prevention programs"
Sue Himmelrich, she, her, hers
02:04:35
The Housing Trust Fund is separately audited, Michelle. What transparency would you like to see that will not violate the privacy of program participants?
sonya
02:05:18
Big money development interests are here tonight- and in the media- trying to convince average well meaning residents to believe and vote against their own interests!
John Alle
02:06:31
Please walk through Reed Park or any park...Tongva Park, or Palisades Park.. We do not see any prevention programs in effect....People are overdosing there, dying and dealing drugs there.
Michelle
02:10:55
Thanks Sue. I want to see line item HCD spending for last 5+ years. And current City budget, which HC has not yet been asked to consult. And where the money went that CC confirmed last year was secure, allowing monthly HC meetings to continue, that has reportedly disappeared in recent months.
sonya
02:11:29
Mark- When are planning to run for office?
John Alle
02:11:57
Michelle, a great request!! We are not being given answers.
John Alle
02:12:59
Sue, The County demanded and required, that the Audit Committee be established. It was NOT your suggestion.
John Alle
02:14:35
Homelessness has tripled since your coming on the Council in 2014. And you have been THE MAIN advocate for more spending.
sonya
02:14:40
I’m asking because Mark sounds like he’s laying the groundwork for his own political campaign
andres drobny
02:15:19
I would vote for Mark!
Elizabeth Lerer
02:15:20
I would vote Marc Varville.
Michelle
02:15:29
Sue, I also want to see full transparency in disclosure of HCD & SMHA infrastructure including staffing, salary sources (City vs federal), roles, and spending. No need for private client info.
Michelle
02:16:37
Gray. Hello, Nancy 👋🏼
Elaine
02:18:17
I would vote for Marc and campaign for him as well
Janet
02:18:22
Get the drugged out people off the streets
Marc Verville
02:20:12
Less the 1:1 parking is substandard housing. Period. No parking spaces does not mean no cars.
Michelle
02:20:49
Agree with Marc that we should be fighting arbitrary and burdensome RHNA numbers and focusing on assessing needs before offerring solutions