Kevin McKeown


Don’t worry, you can still get to my full website, chock full of information about our Santa Monica, our issues, and how I’m working to represent you and your interests.

With gratitude toward all the community members who contribute ideas and effort for making Santa Monica a better city, I’m running for re-election on my record of responsiveness to residents.

You’ve supported and inspired me to continue protecting our neighborhoods and quality of life, as City Council’s leading voice for preserving Santa Monica’s charm and character, limiting building heights, and reducing commercial over-development and traffic.

I support extending tenant protections to ALL renters.  My commitment to excellent public education is unmatched:  I work for our local schools.  I’ll continue my activism for a truly sustainable city.

–Preserving historic landmarks through innovative conservation and adaptive re-use agreements.

–Working with the Expo Authority and Santa Monica College, as good neighbors, to minimize the impact of a light-rail maintenance yard on the Pico neighborhood.

–Initiating and funding restoration of local Santa Monica fire dispatch capabilities, after regional dispatch efforts failed to deliver quick and accurate deployment of firefighters and paramedics.

–Granting a significant tax break to home-based businesses in Santa Monica, encouraging more time with family and community and less time commuting and polluting.

–Working with Ocean Park activists to plan and fund the greenest street in town, the new Ocean Park Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project.

–Mandating stricter enforcement of Development Agreements, municipal code, and conditional-use violations, particularly where they affect housing.

–Through stormwater, urban-runoff, and other environmental programs, improving Heal the Bay’s water quality grades for Santa Monica beaches.

–Passing, funding, and beginning to implement “Creative Capital,” a citywide plan to expand and enhance the integration of arts and culture into every aspect of Santa Monica life.

I’m YOUR Councilmember.  I don’t take any corporate donations; never have.  I thank you for your support.




What have I helped make happen, as your Councilmember?

Election Day is November 2, 2010

Here is what people said about why they endorsed me!

Endorsed in 2010 by: Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights

Sierra Club    State Senator Fran Pavley

Assemblymember Julia Brownley

Santa Monica Police Officers Association

Santa Monica Firefighters

Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees

Community for Excellent Public Schools

Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City

Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

L.A. County Federation of Labor

California Nurses Association

UNITE HERE Local 11 (hotelworkers)

Santa Monica Democratic Club

L.A. County Democratic Party

41st Assembly District Democrat of the Year

L.A. City Councilmember BIll Rosendahl

Santa Monica Daily Press   Santa Monica Mirror

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–Expanding and continuing support of Santa Monica schools, fulfilling our community’s commitment to public education with an ongoing unrestricted grant of $7.6 million annually.

–Protecting renters against harassment and eviction (and placing further protections for voter approval as Measure RR on the November ballot!).

–Maintaining city services to youth, seniors, and the disadvantaged despite the worst recession in our lifetimes.

–Developing a new Land Use and Circulation Element to guide city planning, which extends unprecedented protections to Santa Monica’s neighborhoods.

–Strengthening our affordable-housing production program, even in the face of state raids on local redevelopment and housing funds.

–Funding police resources to reduce Santa Monica crime to the lowest levels in fifty years.

–Implementing effective and compassionate homelessness programs that have lowered the number of people suffering on the street by 19%, the second annual reduction in a row.

–Approving and funding a new neighborhood library for the Pico neighborhood, the city’s first in over fifty years.

–Opening the Annenberg Community Beach House, an affordable and historic recreational facility open to all members of the public, with no membership required.

–Suing the Federal Aviation Administration over unsafe faster jets using Santa Monica Airport’s housing-adjacent runway, and fighting FAA efforts to divert planes over Sunset Park and Ocean Park.

You can help at the grassroots level – just print some copies of this one-page flyer from your web browser and share it with your friends and neighbors!

Re-elect Kevin McKeown for City Council 2010!


(...or use this printable form)

Please vote YES on all three Santa Monica ballot measures:    YES on RR    YES on Y    YES on YY

Kevin McKeown for City Council 2010  Valerie Griffin, Treasurer  1223 Wilshire Blvd., #1433 Santa Monica, CA 90403  FPPC ID # 982054

CityTV videos where I address issues:  Traffic  -  Overdevelopment  -  The Airport  -  Interview