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Santa Monica Might Break Boycott of Arizona to Spend $3 Million

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Despite following in the footsteps of Los Angeles and other cities by boycotting doing business with Arizona, Santa Monica officials tonight will be faced with possibly breaking their own rules. An Arizona company's bid to replace 20 "manufactured homes" at the city-owned Mountain View Mobile Home Park, which is part of Santa Monica's affordable housing program, is the best deal according to a staff report.

If they don't go with the Arizona company, it "would mean significantly higher costs, worse design and a lack of required green energy alternatives, among other deficiencies," according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.