Dear Parents, City Council promised in 2005 to include a Sports Field at the Santa Monica Civic Center directly across 4th St from SAMOHI, as part of the Civic Center Specific Plan.
Now, the Council favors commercial development at the Civic, which may include a boutique hotel, instead of the much needed Sports Field promised to our students and envisioned to serve as a Village Green for use by all community members.
Supporters to date of a Sports Field on the Civic Center Site include SAMOHI PTSA and Executive Board, SAMOHI PTSA Civic Center Task Force, SAMOHI Viking Fund, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission, the Santa Monica Field Sports Advisory Council (whose membership includes Santa Monica Little League, Santa Monica AYSO, Santa Monica United Football Club, local private schools, etc.) and Northeast Neighbors.
But without community action, we will loose this valuable open space.
If you would like to lend your support, write a letter to the city council no later than February 3.
The next city council meeting will be February 9 at 6:30 pm. Consider attending the meeting and showing your support. For complete details and more ideas how to get involved, please continue reading here.