Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:18 am
A special joint meeting of Santa Monica City Council, the Housing Authority, and the Redevelopment Successor Agency was held Tuesday night during the City Council session, with a stable “probable” economic outlook predicted.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:16 am
Santa Monica firefighters are standing together against the Fire Chief regarding staffing and dispatch directions for Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD).
Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:19 am
Santa Monica City Council found itself in a positive position Tuesday night as City Staff reported a 2013-2014 budget surplus in a prospering local economy.
Posted Jun. 28, 2013, 9:20 am
Santa Monica officially has a budget for the next two years. Total price tag: $1,055,100,000. Council members approved Tuesday night a Biennial Budget allocating $525.7 million in spending for the 2013-14 fiscal year and another $529.4 million the next year.
Posted Jun. 13, 2013, 8:12 am
The Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) may no longer be free to use for those who live beyond the city limits. When Greg Mullen, the City’s Library Services director, presented his budget to Council members during the May 28 Biennial Budget study session, he said some new fees would have to be assessed in order to reduce the impact of the Library’s budget on the General Fund.
Posted Jun. 12, 2013, 9:14 am
In one week, the Santa Monica City Council votes on the proposed Biennial Budget. With the prospect of City Hall operating at a deficit by the time the proposed Biennial Budget expires in 2015, several departments have sought ways to make cuts to its operations without sacrificing essential services.
Posted Jun. 3, 2013, 9:05 am
As the Santa Monica City Council last week endured consecutive days of budgetary hearings as part of its study session reviewing the fiscal outlook of the coastal municipality, one theme was readily apparent from the outset: troubled times might be around the bend and healthcare, pensions, and redevelopment are the culprits.
Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:18 am
Reviewing a $1 billion budget is not easy. Yet such was the task at hand for the Santa Monica City Council, which spent 12 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday poring over budget proposals from every department at City Hall.
Posted Jan. 29, 2013, 8:56 am
Santa Monica could face a deficit as high as $29 million by the summer of 2018. Accordingly, City Hall hopes to take a few steps in order to either keep certain costs from outpacing revenues or to find alternate sources of funding to close the gaps.
Posted Jun. 15, 2012, 2:03 am
A new fiscal year is around the corner, so it was high time for the Santa Monica City Council to take a look at the second half of the Biennial Bud...
Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm
Posted Aug. 16, 2011, 1:54 pm
As part of the Santa Monica City Council’s agreed consent items, the governing body quickly glossed over and approved funding-related requests fo...
Posted Jun. 26, 2011, 4:07 am
With a $1 billion budget to consider on the table, it was about $400,000 in discretionary funds that had the Santa Monica City Council engrossed in...
Posted Jun. 21, 2011, 7:05 am
Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, the City's public bus system with and annual operating budget of close to $60 million, was granted more than $16 milli...
Posted Jun. 13, 2011, 1:15 am
On June 21, the Santa Monica City Council will likely adopt its biennial budget, a financial plan for the City that covers nearly $1.3 billion in e...
Posted Jun. 7, 2011, 12:48 am
The Santa Monica City Council heard budget presentations from every department during its three-day workshop at City Hall last week, wrapping up th...
Posted May. 30, 2011, 3:41 pm
Santa Monica's City Council, in a four to three vote, approved about $47 million of Redevelopment Agency (RDA) funds to update and renovate the civ...
Posted May. 30, 2011, 1:14 am
Both the Santa Monica police and fire departments have collectively sought a budget of about $200 million for the next two fiscal years according t...
Posted May. 29, 2011, 1:14 am
The Santa Monica City Council debated $146 million in funds for Redevelopment Agency (RDA) priority projects, of which considerable attention was s...
Posted May. 27, 2011, 2:00 am
The City of Santa Monica forecasted two years into the future and planned for about $1.07 billion in revenues and $1.27 billion in expenditures bet...
Posted May. 25, 2011, 1:58 am
Continuing concerns about the future of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s budget deficit prompted the school board to reconvene t...
Posted Apr. 26, 2011, 2:50 pm
Uncertainty about budget cuts for the 2011-2012 academic year and past budget cuts has shaped an tense atmosphere at Santa Monica College (SMC) for...
Posted Apr. 9, 2011, 12:38 am
For the past two years Santa Monica College (SMC) has been able to maintain most of its services, class offerings, and employee benefits despite th...
Posted Apr. 5, 2011, 12:50 am
Faced with continuing budgetary issues, the Big Blue Bus (BBB) has made a few alterations to its service in and around the City of Santa Monica, ex...