December 23, 2022

A group calling itself the “Santa Monica Coalition” has recently been in the news. Please note that this is NOT the “Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City” but a totally different organization, using a name which is misleadingly close to ours.

Indeed, one news outlet quoted two individuals who have absolutely nothing to do with SMCLC, and incorrectly used “Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City” and “Santa Monica Coalition” interchangeably.

Do not be misled.

The Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City (SMCLC) will always use our full name or initials and include a link to our website ( in our work. And unlike this group, we are transparent about our officers and board members.

Please help us end this confusion by forwarding this email to your friends and neighbors.

Thank you and our best wishes for happy holidays.