Pico WellBeing Project Coming Soon To City Hall, Watch Your Agendas

(We will update you on the date as soon as City Hall posts it)

The Pico WellBeing Project is not what the Pico Neighborhood Association asked for and was granted by the City council, the ordinance below is speed Gentrification Designed deliberately by Santa Monica City Staff and Attorneys office using the most Harmful Zoning Changes possible to harm all people of Color that live in the Pico Neighborhood, City Hall was built on Racism and has NO elected Hispanic council members and enlists Coyotes to manage at risk Hispanic groups who fear their Status and are controlled by the most Vanilla City Hall Bar none, and has used Zoning to keep people of color out of town and politics and will continue too unless we the people break that chain they hold over us.

ORDINANCE NUMBER _________ (CCS)
(City Council Series)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
SANTA MONICA AMENDING THE TEXT OF CHAPTERS 9.18 AND 9.19 AND
SECTIONS 9.11.020 AND 9.51.030 OF THE CITY’S ZONING ORDINANCE AND
AMENDING THE CITY’S OFFICIAL DISTRICTING MAP FOR PROPERTIES WITH
FRONTAGE ALONG PICO BOULEVARD BETWEEN EUCLID STREET AND
CENTINELA AVENUE TO ESTABLISH THE PICO BOULEVARD OVERLAY DISTRICT
AND RELATED LAND USE REGULATIONS
WHEREAS, on July 6, 2010, the City Council of the City of Santa Monica (“City
Council”) adopted the Land Use and Circulation Element (“LUCE”) of the City’s General
Plan, which includes a policy to prepare a plan for the Pico neighborhood and portions of
Pico Boulevard in the Pico neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, the LUCE characterizes Pico Boulevard as both a “neighborhoodserving
street” and a “major boulevard” and expresses a vision for Pico Boulevard as “an
attractive, local-serving boulevard that provides an enhanced environment for
pedestrians” with a wider choice of local-serving retail, expanded mobility, shared parking
and an enhanced pedestrian environment to create an attractive and cohesive
streetscape; and
WHEREAS, Pico Boulevard between Euclid Street and Centinela Avenue is a
distinct retail district within the City that has unique conditions of size, length, traffic
speeds, parcelization, and right-of-way features; and

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WHEREAS, the City’s new Zoning Ordinance, Chapters 9.01 through 9.52 of
Article 9 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code (“Zoning Ordinance”), became effective on
July 24, 2015; and
WHEREAS, on January 19, 2018, the City Council prioritized a planning process
for the Pico neighborhood (the “Pico Wellbeing Project”) which would, in part, evaluate
zoning standards and regulations governing land uses and development; and
WHEREAS, on September 24, 2018, City staff hosted a zoning-related community
workshop, asking participants to develop a vision for Pico Boulevard; and
WHEREAS, on November 14, 2018, a Planning Commission workshop was
conducted for the community to identify preferred land uses for Pico Boulevard; and
WHEREAS, on January 16, 2019, the Planning Commission adopted a Resolution
of Intent, Resolution No. 19-003, declaring its intention to consider recommending to the
City Council that the City Council amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance and the Official
Districting map related to land use regulations on Pico Boulevard in the Pico
neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, on February 28, 2019, City staff hosted a zoning-related community
workshop presenting proposed revised land use regulations for Pico Boulevard for review
and comment by attendees; and
WHEREAS, on May 4, 2019, City staff hosted a Pico Boulevard “walkshop”, to
demonstrate how land use regulations are implemented in the real world and provide an
additional opportunity for City staff to receive feedback from the community on proposed
changes to the land use regulations along Pico Boulevard in the Pico neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted duly noticed public hearings on
May 15 and September 4, 2019, and, after considering oral and written testimony
regarding the proposed amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance, made the
following findings:
1. The proposed amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance are
consistent with the General Plan and any applicable Specific Plans in that the
amendments do not substantively affect policy decisions made with the City Council’s
adoption of the Zoning Ordinance, represent minor amendments to the land use
regulations within the Zoning Ordinance, and further the LUCE’s vision of Pico Boulevard
as a neighborhood-serving boulevard that is activated by local-serving and pedestrianoriented
commercial uses.
2. The proposed amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance are
consistent with the purpose of the Zoning Ordinance to promote the growth of the City in
an orderly manner and to promote and protect the public health, safety, and general
welfare in that the proposed amendments maintain the existing policies, standards, and
regulations of the Zoning Ordinance that promote the public health safety and welfare.
WHEREAS, at its May 15 and October 4, 2019 hearings, the Planning
Commission, after considering oral and written testimony regarding the proposed
amendments to the Official Districting Map for properties with frontage along Pico
Boulevard between Euclid Street and Centinela Avenue, as more fully described in Exhibit
A, made the following findings:

1. The establishment of the Pico Boulevard Overlay District is
consistent with the General Plan in that the parcels located within the Pico Overlay
District will maintain their current LUCE designations; and
2. The establishment of the Pico Boulevard Overlay District is
consistent with the purpose of the Zoning Ordinance to promote the growth of the
City in an orderly manner and to promote and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare in that the Pico Boulevard Overlay District will allow for the
continued commercial use of the parcels consistent with the Zoning District in
which the parcels are located with minor amendments; and
3. The change in district boundaries is necessary to achieve the land
use pattern desired by the City, as expressed by the community, consistent with
the adopted General Plan, and to increase the inventory of land within a given
Zoning District.
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission further made a recommendation to adopt
the proposed amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance and the Official Districting
Map; and
WHEREAS, on December 17, 2019, the City Council conducted a duly noticed
hearing to consider the findings and recommendations of the Planning Commission, and
desires to adopt the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments as set forth below.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Based upon the oral and written testimony presented to the City
Council at the public hearing on December 17, 2019, regarding the proposed changes to
the text of the Zoning Ordinance, the City Council hereby makes the following findings:
1. The proposed amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance are
consistent with the General Plan and any applicable Specific Plans in that the
amendments do not substantively affect policy decisions made with the City Council’s
adoption of the Zoning Ordinance, represent minor amendments to the land use
regulations within the Zoning Ordinance, and further the LUCE’s vision of Pico Boulevard
as a neighborhood-serving boulevard that is activated by local-serving and pedestrianoriented
commercial uses
2. The proposed amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance are
consistent with the purpose of the Zoning Ordinance to promote the growth of the City in
an orderly manner and to promote and protect the public health, safety, and general
welfare in that the proposed amendments maintain the existing policies, standards, and
regulations of the Zoning Ordinance that promote the public health safety and welfare in
that the Pico Boulevard Overlay District will allow for the continued commercial use of the
parcels consistent with the Zoning District in which the parcels are located with minor
amendments.
SECTION 2. Based upon the oral and written testimony presented to the City
Council at the public hearing on December 17, 2019, regarding amending the Official
Districting Map for the properties with frontage along Pico Boulevard Euclid Street and
Centinela Avenue, as more fully described in Exhibit A, the City Council hereby makes
the following findings:

1. The establishment of the Pico Overlay District is consistent with the
General Plan in that the parcels located within the Pico Boulevard Overlay District
will maintain their current LUCE designations; and
2. The establishment of the Pico Boulevard Overlay District is
consistent with the purpose of the Zoning Ordinance to promote the growth of the
City in an orderly manner and to promote and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare in that the Pico Boulevard Overlay District will allow for the
continued commercial use of the parcels consistent with the Zoning District in
which the parcels are located with minor amendments; and
3. The change in district boundaries is necessary to achieve the land
use pattern desired by the City, as expressed by the community, consistent with
the adopted General Plan, and to increase the inventory of land within a given
Zoning District.
SECTION 3. Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.11.020 is hereby amended
to read as follows:
Section 9.11.020 Land Use Regulations
Table 9.11.020 prescribes the land use regulations for Mixed-Use and Commercial
Districts. The regulations for each district are established by letter designations below.
These designations apply strictly to the permissibility of land uses; applications for
buildings or structures may require discretionary review.
“P” designates permitted uses.

“L(#)” designates limited uses, which are permitted by right, provided they comply with
specific limitations listed at the end of the table.
“MUP” designates use classifications that are permitted after review and approval of a
Minor Use Permit.
“CUP” designates use classifications that are permitted after review and approval of a
Conditional Use Permit.
“—” designates uses that are not permitted.
Land uses are defined in Chapter 9.51 (“Use Classifications”) of Article 9 of the Santa
Monica Municipal code (“Zoning Ordinance”). Use classifications and sub-classifications
not listed in the table are prohibited. Accessory uses are permissible when they are
determined by the Zoning Administrator to be necessary and customarily associated with
and appropriate, incidental, and subordinate to, the principal uses and which are
consistent and not more disturbing or disruptive than permitted uses. The table also notes
additional use regulations that apply to various uses. Section numbers in the right-hand
column refer to other Sections of this Ordinance.
TABLE 9.11.020: LAND USE REGULATIONS—COMMERCIAL AND MIXED-USE CORRIDOR
DISTRICTS
Use Classification MUBL MUB GC NC
Additional
Regulations
Residential Uses
Residential Housing Types See sub-classifications below.
Single Unit Dwelling P P P P
Duplex P P P P
Multiple-Unit Structure P P P P
Senior Citizen Multiple-Unit
Residential
P P P P
Single-Room Occupancy
Housing
P P P P
Group Residential MUP MUP MUP MUP
Congregate Housing P P P P

 

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