Santa Monica: To Grow or Not to Grow?

How much should a city grow to prosper but also remain livable? That’s the central question for Santa Monica, also known as a key part of Silicon Beach, the tech-heavy oceanside business corridor. Now, some of those tech companies are getting frustrated by the city’s low-growth rules that result in relatively few new developments, either housing or commercial. It was a hot topic at Santa Monica’s recent “state of the city” event, and we get perspectives from both sides.


Jason Islas - Santa Monica Forward / Santa Monica Next - @jasonislas, Phil Brock - Santa Monica Parks and Recreation Department - @PhilBrock4SM

Madeleine Brand

Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott