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Articles written by Rick Cole

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  • Response by SM City Manager Rick Cole to Criticism of Climate Change Resolution

    Rick Cole, Santa Monica City Manager|Jun 5, 2019

    Editor: This is intended as a response to your article about the City's recent resolution on climate change and its commitment to spend up to $800 million to combat it. As noted in the City's press release by Constance Farrell, most of the money goes to other projects that have a positive impact on other priorities. The largest share of spending is to wean Santa Monica off of imported water through a combination of expanded water treatment, storm water capture and storage, conservation and local...

  • City Manager Rick Cole: How Santa Monica Can Do More for its Homeless Population.

    Rick Cole, City Manager|Sep 22, 2017

    We already do a lot in Santa Monica, but obviously the explosion in the regional homeless population (up 23% in one year in LA County) is hitting us with a 26% increase in our annual count here in Santa Monica. No one pretends we can solve homelessness in 8.3 square miles, but Santa Monica is determined to do everything we can within our borders. As to what's new, we are doing several new things and are working on more: · In July we completed a pilot joint effort between Police Patrol and...