Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 9:11 am
Construction fencing will return today around the Ken Genser Square water feature for waterproofing and other work to prevent future problems.
Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 9:17 am
The American Public Works Association (APWA) Southern California Chapter announced three Santa Monica public works projects have been named a 2013 Project of the Year.
Posted Oct. 4, 2013, 8:37 am
With the new multi-tiered fountain in front of City Hall still leaking – and past its original September completion date – the City of Santa Monica has set a deadline for the contractor to finish the project before incurring financial penalties.
Posted Aug. 7, 2013, 9:41 am
Accessing the City of Santa Monica’s programs and services is now a lot easier after the Community and Cultural Service Department unveiled its new online registration and reservation platform.
Posted Jul. 17, 2013, 9:09 am
With Santa Monica potentially facing a budget deficit from July 2015 onward, City Hall wants to make sure no stone is left unturned to ensure all funds owed to the City are paid.
Posted Jul. 15, 2013, 9:26 am
A gun violence, mental health, and community recovery forum being held at Santa Monica City Hall this morning will be streamed live online.
Posted Jul. 15, 2013, 9:08 am
One million dollars here, $40,000 there – flying under the radar during a light City Council meeting last Tuesday were two financial gifts heading Santa Monica’s way.
Posted Jul. 10, 2013, 9:28 am
Congressman Henry A. Waxman, who represents Santa Monica and the westside in the 33rd District, will convene a forum this Monday, July 15 entitled, “Gun Violence, Mental Health, and Community Recovery: Responses to the June 7, 2013, Santa Monica Shootings.”
Posted Jul. 7, 2013, 9:03 am
Attending a meeting last Saturday, the point was made by a Santa Monica architect that FAR (floor area ratio) allows 84’ tall block buildings as seen in construction on Ocean Avenue but high rise would be better allowing space and light around and between. I strongly disagree. A revised downtown zoning code can easily correct this without defaulting to mid-rise or high-rise construction.
Posted Jul. 5, 2013, 8:49 am
Santa Monica resident David Garden has walked past the front of City Hall every other day for the past year with a watchful eye on the construction of Ken Genser Square. A couple of months ago, he noticed there were some serious leakage problems with the new multi-tiered fountain project in front of City Hall.
Posted Jul. 4, 2013, 8:45 am
Behind a discreet orange door on 19th Street in the Mid City neighborhood is the City of Santa Monica’s new CityTV studio, which produces more than 80 half-hour shows each 10-week season on Channel 16.
Posted Jun. 28, 2013, 9:15 am
Santa Monica City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday requiring potential candidates for City office to pay a $25 filing fee.
Posted Jun. 13, 2013, 12:24 pm
The City of Santa Monica has set up a Community & Connections Support Center at Virginia Avenue Park for anyone finding it difficult to cope with the shootings.
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. 11, 2013, 2:50 pm
Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor made the following remarks on behalf of the Santa Monica City Council at Monday's night's vigil at Santa Monica College.
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 9:18 am
Is the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium important to you? The City of Santa Monica is holding a community meeting tonight, June 4 to gather input on the future of the Civic, which is slated for closure/very limited use after June 30.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 9:11 am
The City of Santa Monica is inviting residents and visitors to share their ideas for making walking safe and enjoyable for everyone everywhere in the city.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 9:10 am
A community meeting will be held this Tuesday to discuss options for the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 8:59 am
We sat on uncomfortable seats in Santa Monica’s beloved Civic Auditorium on Saturday. A full house was there for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s “A Farewell Tribute to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.”
Posted May. 22, 2013, 12:00 pm
Wondering what to do with your kids this summer? Longing to try something different yourself? Santa Monica College Community Education is offering a whole new way of looking at summer.
Posted Apr. 24, 2013, 8:26 am
Santa Monica businesses that display unpermitted or prohibited signs, particularly window and internally illuminated signs, will be reminded in the coming months of the City’s laws and regulations.
Posted Apr. 9, 2013, 11:44 am
A truck leaving the construction site across from Santa Monica City Hall spilled hydraulic fluid Tuesday morning, shutting down Olympic Drive from Main Street to 4th Street for an estimated four to six hours.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 9:30 am
“Palisades Garden Walk” will be an answer to a trivia question: what was the park wedged in between City Hall and Santa Monica Beach named during its development and construction? Indeed, Palisades Garden Walk is now a footnote in the history books as the newest public open space and recreation area in Santa Monica will be named Tongva Park.
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.