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Important City Council Budget Session Tuesday, May 23 *Attend Meeting and/or Write to Council* Your Conservancy Board is very concerned about the negative impact the city budget cuts of the last three years have had on our Historic Preservation Program.Β These … more

Housing Element Update

March 16, 2023

The Conservancy would like to thank the 700 citizens who wrote to our City Council to successfully urge them to write a letter to the State Housing and Community Development asking that the Neighborhood Commercial zones not be upzoned as … more

Your support empowered the successful advocacy to stop the City Hall murals from being covered. Santa Monica Cultural Affairs staff is moving ahead with community outreach and engagement through the launch of a new initiative, Acknowledge + Reframe Together (Reframe), … more

On February 22nd, City Council unanimously approved a motion agreeing to the Santa Monica Conservancy’s request to not proceed with covering the historic murals in City Hall. “Request of Councilmembers de la Torre and Parra that Council directs staff to … more

With issues of racial inequity and social justice at the forefront of our national consciousness, Santa Monica City Hall’s historic murals have come under criticism for not reflecting our contemporary values. Two proposals have advanced in City Council – one … more