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October 18, 1992
Mayor Ken Genser and Judy Abdo have handled themselves shamefully on the Santa Monica City Council and have a nerve running for reelection. After allowing a national homeless problem to escalate into a dangerous local disaster, then pleading for solutions from the Homeless Task Force, they turn around and ignore the recommendations. Amazing! Disgusting! The Santa Monica city attorney's office has been controlling Genser and Abdo for years, and continues to do so. Only now is it obvious to even their most staunch supporters that these two and SMRR are unworthy of our trust.
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NEWS
May 4, 1995
I read, with interest, the various letters to editor complaining about the Montana Traffic Plan. As a person in business on Wilshire Boulevard, I can add that we have been severely impacted by the Mid-City Traffic Plan, which has eliminated using Arizona Avenue or Broadway. All that additional traffic is now on Wilshire, Santa Monica and Colorado boulevards. When people moved on Broadway, Arizona or the other busy streets they knew there was traffic on the street. Residents now affected had no way to know this would happen to them.
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NEWS
May 4, 1995
I read, with interest, the various letters to editor complaining about the Montana Traffic Plan. As a person in business on Wilshire Boulevard, I can add that we have been severely impacted by the Mid-City Traffic Plan, which has eliminated using Arizona Avenue or Broadway. All that additional traffic is now on Wilshire, Santa Monica and Colorado boulevards. When people moved on Broadway, Arizona or the other busy streets they knew there was traffic on the street. Residents now affected had no way to know this would happen to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Monica city manager's office has been using public resources and a city-paid lobbyist to assist Councilwoman Judy Abdo in her campaign to win an appointed seat on the California Coastal Commission, one of the most powerful bodies in the state and a potential steppingstone to higher office. The behind-the-scenes, month long effort on Abdo's behalf has been waged without the knowledge of most of the members of the beach community's City Council, including the mayor and mayor pro tem.
MAGAZINE
June 9, 1991
"The Capital of Hip," by Jill Stewart (April 28), was much too glib. Ten years ago, when Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR) won a majority on the City Council, we were told that our city would turn into a seedy, seaside slum and that business would abandon the city. The evidence is clear that just the opposite has happened. In fact, as a result of the policies promulgated by SMRR-elected government, our city has prospered while maintaining its diversity. Because we have stood firm to protect rent control, we have been able to provide secure housing for our low-, moderate- and middle-income residents.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, the city's largest citizens group, has come out in opposition to Phase 3 of Colorado Place, the massive office-retail complex planned by Southmark Pacific Corp. However, the group's symbolic leader, Mayor James P. Conn, says that he intends to support the proposal.
NEWS
June 1, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Six months after her debut on the Santa Monica City Council, Judy Abdo has scored her first notable political victory. But the road to success has been a stormy one. Abdo, reeling from an unusually bitter barrage of public attacks, managed to unite the city's diverse political factions behind an emergency moratorium on commercial development. The 10 1/2-month ban received unanimous council approval last week, after Abdo spent more than a month lobbying her colleagues. But even Abdo, a veteran community activist, recognizes a secondary purpose in her sponsorship of the moratorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Monica city manager's office has been using public resources and a city-paid lobbyist to assist Councilwoman Judy Abdo in her campaign to win an appointed seat on the California Coastal Commission, one of the most powerful bodies in the state and a potential steppingstone to higher office. The behind-the-scenes, month long effort on Abdo's behalf has been waged without the knowledge of most of the members of the beach community's City Council, including the mayor and mayor pro tem.
NEWS
November 29, 1990 | JULIO MORAN and DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As part of a compromise to maintain unity within the powerful tenants political group whose members make up the majority on the City Council, the two-year term of mayor in Santa Monica will be split between council members Judy Abdo and Ken Genser. The newly installed City Council on Tuesday night voted along political lines to elect Abdo as mayor and Genser as mayor pro tem through December, 1991. The two will then reverse roles.
NEWS
December 8, 1994 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With divided political alliances hopelessly deadlocked, the Santa Monica City Council was unable this week to elect a new mayor from within its ranks. The council, with three newly inaugurated members, tried repeatedly to elect a mayor Tuesday, but none of the council members could garner the necessary four votes to win the largely ceremonial position.
NEWS
December 8, 1994 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With divided political alliances hopelessly deadlocked, the Santa Monica City Council was unable this week to elect a new mayor from within its ranks. The council, with three newly inaugurated members, tried repeatedly to elect a mayor Tuesday, but none of the council members could garner the necessary four votes to win the largely ceremonial position.
NEWS
October 18, 1992
Mayor Ken Genser and Judy Abdo have handled themselves shamefully on the Santa Monica City Council and have a nerve running for reelection. After allowing a national homeless problem to escalate into a dangerous local disaster, then pleading for solutions from the Homeless Task Force, they turn around and ignore the recommendations. Amazing! Disgusting! The Santa Monica city attorney's office has been controlling Genser and Abdo for years, and continues to do so. Only now is it obvious to even their most staunch supporters that these two and SMRR are unworthy of our trust.
MAGAZINE
June 9, 1991
"The Capital of Hip," by Jill Stewart (April 28), was much too glib. Ten years ago, when Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR) won a majority on the City Council, we were told that our city would turn into a seedy, seaside slum and that business would abandon the city. The evidence is clear that just the opposite has happened. In fact, as a result of the policies promulgated by SMRR-elected government, our city has prospered while maintaining its diversity. Because we have stood firm to protect rent control, we have been able to provide secure housing for our low-, moderate- and middle-income residents.
NEWS
November 29, 1990 | JULIO MORAN and DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As part of a compromise to maintain unity within the powerful tenants political group whose members make up the majority on the City Council, the two-year term of mayor in Santa Monica will be split between council members Judy Abdo and Ken Genser. The newly installed City Council on Tuesday night voted along political lines to elect Abdo as mayor and Genser as mayor pro tem through December, 1991. The two will then reverse roles.
NEWS
June 1, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Six months after her debut on the Santa Monica City Council, Judy Abdo has scored her first notable political victory. But the road to success has been a stormy one. Abdo, reeling from an unusually bitter barrage of public attacks, managed to unite the city's diverse political factions behind an emergency moratorium on commercial development. The 10 1/2-month ban received unanimous council approval last week, after Abdo spent more than a month lobbying her colleagues. But even Abdo, a veteran community activist, recognizes a secondary purpose in her sponsorship of the moratorium.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, the city's largest citizens group, has come out in opposition to Phase 3 of Colorado Place, the massive office-retail complex planned by Southmark Pacific Corp. However, the group's symbolic leader, Mayor James P. Conn, says that he intends to support the proposal.
NEWS
April 9, 1992
"I believe this ordinance is no longer an encampment ordinance. I think it can be interpreted to be an ordinance (saying) no homeless people can be in our city." Santa Monica Councilwoman Judy Abdo on law to outlaw camping in public places.
NEWS
May 29, 1994
I support Santa Monica City Councilman Robert Holbrook and the Santa Monica Historical Society for leading the opposition to Santa Monica's coastal art plan. The public artworks prepared by the city for Palisades Park and the beach are unnecessary and inappropriate for these world-renowned scenic places. I urge Mayor Judy Abdo and the City Council to put this plan on the November ballot and let the people vote on it! JEANNE CARR, Santa Monica I urge Mayor Judy Abdo and the Santa Monica City Council not to implement the controversial and unneeded public art pieces in Palisades Park and on the beach as outlined in their coastal art plan.
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