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Council likes drought plan not rate hikes

CITY HALL — You can lead a City Council to a water self-sufficiency plan but you can’t make them approve of rate increases. Council heard two separate but related proposals about the future of water usage in Santa Monica on Tuesday night and liked one but not the other. The first would penalize heavy water users —adding drought... Read more →

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Ed Board candidate: Ralph Mechur

Ralph Mechur is running for school board. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Ralph Mechur Age: 64 Occupation: Architect Neighborhood of residence: Northeast Neighbors Own/Rent: both Marital status: Divorced Kids: three adult children, all SAMO graduates Political affiliation:... Read more →

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Council candidate: Nick Boles

Nick Boles is running for City Council. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Nick Boles Age: 28 Occupation: Non- Profit Consultant/ Entrepreneur Neighborhood: Mid- City Own/Rent: Rent Marital status: Single Political affiliation: Democrat Schooling: Montclair College Preparatory... Read more →

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Outside spending flooding in

CITY HALL — City Council candidates have spent close to $400,000 on their campaigns but those dollars pale in comparison to what's been spent by outside groups. Supporters of Measure D, which would require a public vote on any significant changes to the Santa Monica Airport, have spent more than $800,000 alone. Hundreds of thousands of... Read more →

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City budgets $28MM better than expected

CITY HALL — The city budget under promised and over delivered last fiscal year. City Hall spent less and made more than they expected to in fiscal year 2013-14, according to a report from finance officials. The General Fund, City Hall’s primary account, brought in $17.3 million more than was projected — 5.1 percent better than the... Read more →

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Council candidate: Whitney Scott Bain

Whitney Scott Bain is running for City Council. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Whitney Scott Bain Age: 55 Occupation: Journalist Neighborhood: Sunset Park Own/Rent: Rent Marital status: Single Political affiliation: Democrat Highest Degree Attained: MFA Kids: No Hobbies:... Read more →

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Council candidate: Phil Brock

Phil Brock is running for City Council. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Phil Brock Age: 60 Occupation: President/CEO Studio Talent Group; Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission Chair; Civic Auditorium Working Group; Boys & Girls Club Council; Kiwanis Board Member; VP,... Read more →

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Council candidate: Sue Himmelrich

Sue Himmelrich is running for City Council. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Sue Himmelrich Age: 61 Occupation: Attorney at Western Center on Law and Poverty Neighborhood: North of Montana Own/Rent: Own Marital status: Married to Michael Soloff for 26 years Kids: Hilary, a law... Read more →

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Council candidate: Zoë Muntaner

Zoë Muntaner is running for City Council. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Zoë Muntaner Age: 45 Occupation: Founder & Chief Compassion Officer of Compassionate Santa Monica, Chief Strategy Officer of New Moon Media, Writer & Blogger, Pilates & Yoga Instructor, Expert... Read more →

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Council candidate: Kevin McKeown

Kevin McKeown is running for City Council. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Kevin McKeown Age: 66 Occupation: For twenty years now, Apple technology consultant for Santa Monica's public schools. Neighborhood: Wilshire/Montana, where I was Chair of the Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood... Read more →