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Santa Monica Councilman Terry O'Day Tries To Shut Down Measure LV in Park

Controversial measure would take away from City Council Their Most profitable power: Granting construction permits

 

October 13, 2016

Tricia Crane

At Clover Park this afternoon, Oct. 9, City Councilman Terry O'Day, right, tried to shut down a YES on Measure LV pop-up. School Board member Oscar de la Torre, left, explained that residents have a right to exercise their freedom of speech. O'Day called city staff to roust LV supporters but they were allowed to stay.

At Clover Park this afternoon, Oct. 9, City Councilman Terry O'Day saw local residents canvassing for a YES vote on Measure LV, reported LV supporter and local resident Tricia Crane on her Facebook account.

School Board member Oscar de la Torre, who is now running for City Council, explained to him that residents have a right to exercise their freedom of speech. O'Day called city staff to roust LV supporters but they were allowed to stay.

Measure LV would require a vote of the entire City residents on whether to grant a permit exception or variance to a local developer. Santa Monica City Residents are entirely fed up with traffic, but their elected representatives on the City Council, including O'Day and Gleam Davis, oppose having the power taken away from them.

105 City employees earn more than $300,000 a year (THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR), and they all have lavish pensions and benefits. That has to be funded by increasing the tax base.

O'Day apparently thought a City ordinance forbids campaigning in City parks without a permit. "You got it wrong, Mr. O'Day. It's no Reptiles in the Park, not no Republicans," quipped one local resident.

 

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