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By David Ganezer
Observer Publisher 

No LUVE for SMRR, as Three Candidates are Endorsed for City Council

Political Machine Doesn't Want Slow Growth; How Could They Pay for Social Programs?


August 7, 2016

Santa Monicans for Renters Rights held their annual convocation at John Adams Middle School today, 8/2/16

Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, the local political machine that has run the nanny state that is Santa Monica since 1972, today declined to endorse the Land Use Voter Empowerment Initiative, or LUVE. LUVE requires that any variance from zoning restrictions, be put to a local vote. It would prevent the City from passing out construction variances to those who bribe it's well oiled machine, with money for low income housing or other such progressive programs.

SMRR hold an annual convention. This year's convention was held on Sunday August 2nd at John Adams Middle School.

City Council members Tony Vazquez, Ted Winterer and Gleam Davis were awarded SMRR endorsements. In three rounds of voting, incumbent City Council Member Terry O'Day failed to garner 55% of the attendees support, and did not win its endorsement.

Jennifer Kennedy and slow growth advocate Armen Melkonian, also unsuccessfully sought SMRR's backing.

Meanwhile, SMMUSD School Board member Oscar de la Torre has announced on Facebook that he is also running for city council.


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