The City has posted its Draft Zoning Ordinance, and the public now has a month to look at it
before the document begins to undergo public review in hearings
before the Planning Commission and City Council.
This important document has not been revised since 1988. The finalized version
will form the basis of development decisions in this city for many years to come.
An electronic version of the draft is available at this link: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Zoning/Zoning-Update/
Hard copies are available at all Santa Monica library branches
and for sale at the Planning Counter in City Hall.
The schedule of public meetings follows here.
December 11 -- Overview, Introductory Provisions, General Terms
December 18 -- Administration & Permits, Base & Overlay Districts, Residential Neighborhoods
January 8 -- Base & Overlay Districts; all other chapters
January 15 -- General Regulations
January 22 -- Related Provisions
February 5 -- Recommendations to City Council
March 3, 4, and 11 -- review
March 25 -- adoption