City Council backs the PNA on the MANGo

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On Tuesday 2/11/14, the City Council listened carefully to public comments regarding the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway and voted unanimously to support the PNA’s position which was “Yes on the MANGo – No on traffic diverters.”  Thus the MANGo project passed Council WITHOUT the inclusion of traffic diverters and barricades.
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Council Approves Bergamot Transit Village DA and Ignites Citizen Referendum

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The Hines project at Bergamot Transit Village, according to their own EIR, will generate nearly 7,000 new car trips each day.

Traffic is already gridlocked in many parts of Santa Monica throughout the day, and at rush hour – “fuggedaboutit.” Now if one were to line up those additional 7,000 cars bumper-to-bumper in two lanes on the I-10 freeway, they would stretch from Lincoln Blvd. all the way to downtown L.A.

Residocracy logoResidocracy.org is a grassroots campaign organized by residents to allow Santa Monica voters to decide whether or not they want the increased traffic and development from the Hines project.

A petition is currently being circulated to put a Referendum on the ballot which would allow voters to decide. To qualify approximately 6100 signatures are necessary and these must be turned in by March 14, 2014.

For information on the Hines project and the Referendum please go to www.Residocracy.org

PNA Co-Chair, Oscar de la Torre, Responds to Santa Monica Daily Press Front Page Story, RE: Mango – Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenwy

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Dear Editor,

From reading the City staff report on the proposed changes to Michigan Avenue one might think that the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway (MANGo) is all about bicycles and bicyclists and not about upgrading and greening the Pico Neighborhood. The Pico Neighborhood Association (PNA) has been working closely with residents and City staff to ensure that a reasonable plan goes before the City Council this upcoming Tuesday night for approval and if not for the efforts to circumvent resident input, we would have full resident support for the project. Continue reading “PNA Co-Chair, Oscar de la Torre, Responds to Santa Monica Daily Press Front Page Story, RE: Mango – Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenwy”