On July 11th the PNA had its annual membership meeting at Virginia Ave. Park. We had more than 70 members and residents present at the membership meeting. We welcomed the new City Manager, Rick Cole as our guest speaker. The Pico Neighborhood is the first neighborhood he visits in Santa Monica. He spoke about working closely with residents to better understand their needs and explore ways to align resources and services to all neighborhoods. His presentation was followed with questions from our members and residents.
We look forward to working with City Manager Rick Cole to improve the quality of life for our residents. In particular in addressing the impacts of gentrification due to “Transit Oriented Development” in connection with the light rail that will launch in 2016.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAijc9bhTPM