SMRR - Renters Write

Know Your Renter’s Rights

By Sonya Sultan, SMRR Secretary and Executive Committee member SMRR makes every effort to ensure that renters are secure in their homes. Such efforts are especially important now that the economy is improving, because...

Protecting the Downtown We Love

By Jennifer Kennedy, SMRR Treasurer and Planning Commissioner The Santa Monica Downtown Community Plan is currently underway at City Hall. What is the Downtown Community Plan? It is a document that will consist of...

Addressing Trends and Making Progress

By Ted Winterer, Mayor Pro Tempore If you’ve ever driven from Santa Monica to the Grand Canyon you at one point close to the park on the Kaibab Plateau passed through the largest monoculture...

Santa Monica: The Year Ahead

By Tony Vazquez, Mayor As Mayor of Santa Monica, I have one simple and fundamental goal for this year: I want to get things done.  I want to thank former mayor Kevin McKeown, who...

SMRR Members, Thank You!

By Co-Chairs Patricia Hoffman and Denny Zane SMRR members:  It made us both very proud when more than 200 of you joined us for the annual Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights Convention last November...

Tenant Harassment Ordinance Amended

By Jennifer Kennedy, SMRR Steering Committee It is hard to believe that on April 10th, the 36th Anniversary of Rent Control, long-term tenants paying low rents are still experiencing unfair treatment from a growing...

35 Years of Progressive Leadership

By Roger Thornton, SMRR Treasurer Thirty-five years ago on April 10, 1979 Santa Monica voters passed the Santa Monica Rent Control Charter Amendment. SMRR created the Rent Control initiative, obtained the necessary signatures to...