Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

September 28, 2012

Edmiston: LA Densification Must Offer Suburban-like Amenities - Green Spaces and Places

Joe Edmiston, Executive Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, discusses a densifying Los Angeles and the need for natural space to preserve the city's special character.

April 28, 2020

'It Ain’t Tame': SMMC’s Edmiston on Pandemic’s Silver Lining: A Critter Comeback

Joe Edmiston opines on the impact—fiscally and operationally- recent closures have had on his organization’s responsibilities and operations, as well as his concern about another fire season compounding the region’s disaster response challenge.

August 22, 2018

Convergence of Homelessness and Open Space Challenges: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Forum

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy convened local public safety departments to discuss the challenges of addressing the region's homelessness crisis through the perspective of challenges facing those living in and interacting with parks and open space.

February 27, 2017

Parks and Placemaking: How Will LA Spend $93 Million Annually in Park Funding?

In November, Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax to fund the creation and restoration of parks countywide. VX2017 brought civic leaders together to discuss how those funds can transform the region.

August 19, 2016

Senator Fran Pavley – TPR Exit Interview Proves that with Focus and Leadership, Government Works

As Senator Pavley finishes her 16-year term limited stint in Sacramento, TPR sits down with the author of AB 32 and SB 32 to understand where climate, energy, and natural resource legislation stands today.

October 25, 2015

Joe Edmiston: Gehry a Welcome Addition to River Revitalization

Joe Edmiston, among the original champions of the LA River, encourages all interested players to participate in revitalization.

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