Santa Monica has wasted a unique opportunity. Regulating and taxing short-term rentals could generate millions for affordable housing. These short-term rental units will not be available for low-income housing even if short-term rentals are prohibited.
Instead, the City adopted the discredited model of 1920s prohibition and the current war on drugs — and will suffer the same ignominious failure.
Thomas A. Nitti
Obama’s shady trade agreement
Please put an end to publicly disagreeing with Trans-Pacific Partnershipcritics and just publish the TPP text. It’s supposed to be a free country with a free press.
Let us all read it, discuss it and decide democratically what’s good for America, in terms of yet another “historic” trade agreement.