Santa Monica is considered by many to be the best place to live in California. Residents of the Los Angeles suburb appreciate their town’s beautiful beaches, excellent public schools, and perfect-year-round weather. Tourists from all over the world love visiting Pacific Park, the Looff Hippodrome Carousel, and the Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier. Because it’s such a wonderful place to live, it likely won’t come as a surprise to learn that housing in Santa Monica is competitive and expensive. We believe SB 9 can help change this by adding more affordable “missing middle” homes up and down the California coast.