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Santa Monica Traffic Initiative is Now Prop T

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At their request (or so they say in an e-mail), the Santa Monica Coalition and its Residents Initiative to Fight Traffic got their ballot proposition to be "T." Now they can have catchy slogans relating Prop T to Traffic.

Prop T, which will be voted on in November by Santa Monicans, would amend the land use element of Santa Monica's general plan "to establish an annual limit on commercial development" within the city until 2023. The working theory is that traffic can't increase much if new jobs aren't made available in new developments. These days, the city's traffic is pretty gridlocked and it's hard to imagine it getting worse. Opponents say that growth is inevitable, future planning must be smart and that if passed, it will damage the city for years to come.

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Below is the proponent's full e-mail blast. Take it for what it's worth: