Santa Monica

Councilmember Kevin McKeown


After the Council majority OKed a controversial development agreement, residents of our city took power in their own hands, as authorized by the California constitution, and successfully gathered far more than enough signatures to force a ballot referendum -- unless the four Councilmembers who voted for the project acknowledged public sentiment and rescinded their decision.  They did.

I’d agreed with those resident referendum circulators from the beginning.  I explain my desire for a better project here.

Here is some background on the Hines Development Agreement, one of the most controversial land use decisions in recent Santa Monica history.