I am intrigued by the struggle to establish the planning document, the LUCE, and squabbles over density, height, and Activity Centers. The rationale being that lots of people want to move to Santa Monica, but there isn’t enough housing available.
I agree that here is not enough affordable housing for low-income people or for middle-income people.
But more importantly, the reality is there is not enough water for the people who want to move here. There isn’t enough water for the people who live here now, rich or poor.
We should be spending more energy on projects that help the current populace adapt to climate change and its collateral challenges, instead of using limited resources to build to attract more people.