Tag Archives: Advocacy

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

City Hall Mural Update

September 30, 2021

by Ruthann Lehrer, Advocacy Committee Co-Chair On September 28th, City Council moved forward on assigning the Landmarks Commission the responsibility of interpreting and contextualizing the City Hall murals, supported by an ad hoc Council committee consisting of Oscar De La … more

For months, the Conservancy and many community members have been asking the SMMUSD Board and staff to reconsider their plans to replace the History Building at Samohi with new construction. We have asked unsuccessfully for an evaluation of the options … more

In response to the anticipated $224 million deficit in the City budget over the next two years, Santa Monica City Council has approved plans that include suspension of the Landmarks Commission. See the full press release here. Stand with the … more