Can a Southern California City Retain “That Small Town Feel?”
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Can the maddening increase in traffic congestion be controlled by putting a limit on commercial development? That’s the question facing the voters of Santa Monica. Opponents insist that growth is inevitable and can be accommodated without an increase in traffic. Each side accuses the other of making a false promise, and the debate has divided Santa Monica with just about every other Southern California city watching intently to see how the vote comes out. Tonight we’ll hear No Growth” versus “Smart Growth” on the November ballot.
- Diana Gordon: Santa Monica resident, community activist and Co-Chair of the Santa Monica Coalition for a Liveable City
- Terry O'Day: Vice-chair of the City of Santa Monica Planning Commission; Co-Chair of Save Our City; Executive Director of Environment Now, @terryoday
- Michael Manville: Research fellow at Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA
- Frank Gruber: Lawyer and columnist for The Lookout; Former Planning Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica
Which Way L.A.? is made possible in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, which supports study and research into policy issues of the Los Angeles region.
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