Focusing on upcoming Election Day, the North of Montana Neighborhood Association (NOMA) will be featuring candidates for Council and Local Ballot Measures at its meeting Thursday night, October 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana Avenue Library. The public is invited. Next NOMA meeting, November 1, will feature presentations from Candidates for the School Board, the College Board and the Rent Control Board.

6:30 p.m. Presentation of Council Candidates

NOMA Announcements

Approval of NOMA September 6, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Local Ballot Measures:

MEASURE SM Shall City Charter Section 615 be amended to require, for a period of ten years, the votes of five Council members to amend (a) the Land Use and Circulation Element or (b) Downtown Community Plan, where that amendment would increase the maximum height limit or floor area ratio in any land use designation, with exceptions for 100% Affordable Housing Projects and property owned by Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District?

MEASURE TL Shall the Santa Monica City Charter be amended to prohibit any person from serving as a member of the City Council for more than three terms, whether consecutive or not, where a term includes any full term of four years as well as any partial term of more than two years?

MEASURE RR Shall the City Charter be amended to change the eligibility requirement for service on the City’s Library Board, Personnel Board, and Airport Commission from that of “qualified elector” of the City to “resident” of the City and to ensure compliance with applicable laws related to compensation and reimbursement.

MEASURE SMS SANTA MONICA CLASSROOM REPAIR AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION BOND: To improve, repair, and modernize outdated Santa Monica classrooms. science labs, libraries, instructional technology and other school facilities; improve school safety/security systems; shall Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 (Santa Monica Schools) issue $485 million of bonds at legal interest rates, averaging $27.4 million raised annually to repay issued bonds through final maturity, from levies estimated at four cents per $100 assessed value, with citizens’ oversight, annual audits, and all funds benefiting Santa Monica schools?

Submitted by Danilo Bach

North of Montana is one of the premier single family home neighborhoods in Santa Monica. 

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