Santa Monica has a distinct charm that makes it one of the best cities in America to live, work, and visit. It is home to numerous local restaurants and businesses make spending time with family and friends special. Our city is vibrant, upbeat, and full of energy – and we are proud to show it off.
Our City Council has supported local business and we want them to continue to support local business by rejecting a measure (known as an LPA) that would threaten and drive away our local businesses. The LPA will destroy the vibrancy and character of Santa Monica by accelerating the corporatization of the our town with national chain restaurants and businesses.
We treasure the local businesses that make our community what it is, and we will do anything possible to prevent our home from becoming just another corporate town filled with chains found in any city across the U.S.
We’re already seeing its effects: