2020 Santa Monica City Council Endorsement: Gleam Davis
General Election: October 5 – November 3, 2020
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In her 11 years on the Santa Monica City Council, Gleam Davis has been a champion for transit and a dependable advocate for safe streets. Councilmember Davis supported the ambitious goals set by the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans and, most recently, the 2019 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. She’s also taken an interest in regional matters, serving as the City’s alternate representative to the Westside Cities Council of Governments.
In responding to Bike The Vote L.A.’s questionnaire, Davis highlights her advocacy of a two-way protected bike lane on Ocean Avenue as part of the Downtown Community Plan, and voices support for other significant street transformations, including completion of the 17th Street bikeway and a possible car-free makeover of Main Street. Davis also supports forward-looking policies such as reducing the number of “beg” buttons pedestrians must push in order to cross the street and eliminating minimum parking requirements in new development.
Davis’ continued leadership will be indispensable as Santa Monica recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and deals with the reality of climate change. She earned our endorsement four years ago, and in 2020 Bike The Vote L.A. is proud to once again endorse Gleam Davis for Santa Monica City Council.