December 2, 2013
Dear NOMA members, residents and friends,
We have been notified by Santa Monica’s department of Community & Cultural Services that the city has begun accepting applications for permits to conduct commercial fitness or athletic instruction, classes or camps in Santa Monica’s parks, including historic Palisades Park.
Effective January 1, a city permit will be required for trainers seeking to provide commercial fitness instruction in those locations.
Information about the permitting process is provided here: www.smgov.net/trainers.
We are still waiting to learn how the new parks ordinance will be enforced, and how citizens can report possible violations. We will pass on that information when it becomes available.
NOMA regular monthly meeting
December 5, 2013
Light refreshments at 6:30 pm, meeting 7-9 PM
Montana Branch Library, Community Room
Getting to know Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day and his perspective on issues we care about
Following is a message from “Save Chain Reaction” which was endorsed by the NOMA board of directors at our November meeting.
Help Save Our Sculpture
Paul Conrad's iconic Chain Reaction public art sculpture located next to the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica belongs to ALL of us. But it may not be there for much longer. The City plans to scrap this significant work of art by Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times cartoonist and sculptor Paul Conrad if $400,000 is not raised by Feb. 1, 2014 to save it. This Santa Monica landmarked sculpture is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as important, and is supported by the Los Angeles Conservancy and the Santa Monica Conservancy. Its message of peace remains relevant today.
That is why we are urging you to help save Chain Reaction.
If Chain Reaction disappears, we lose:
• an irreplaceable work of public art
• a monument to peace and nuclear disarmament
• a Santa Monica landmark
Here’s how you can BE A LINK in saving Chain Reaction:
· DONATE: rally.org/savechainreaction.com
· SIGN THE PETITION: www.change.org/petitions/santa-monica-city-council-restore-and-preserve-paul-conrad-s-public-landmark-chain-reaction
· SPREAD THE WORD: www.facebook.com/SaveChainReaction
Find more information here: www.savechainreaction.com
Big Blue Bus Survey - You may want to participate in the Big Blue Bus survey that asks residents to describe what kind of service they think should be provided to access the future Expo Light Rail. You can access the survey online at this link:
December 4, 2013 – Planning Commission Meeting– Bergamot Transit Village Center (Hines Project) -- 7 PM -- City Hall.
Planning Commission Discussion of the Zoning Ordinance Update – December 11 & 18th January 8th, 15th & 22nd, and February 5, 2014 – 7 pm City Hall
Carol Landsberg, Secretary
North of Montana Association