Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:49 am
Santa Monica City Council on May 12 approved a prefunding of other post employment benefits (OPEB) for City employees, totaling $2,506,785 in fiscal year 2014-15.
Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:14 am
Sandwiched between a cement walkway and Muscle Beach’s eclectic collection of workout structures is a patch of newly laid grass that has at least one man scratching his head asking why it’s there following the City urging residents to get rid of lawns for more drought tolerant landscaping.
Posted May. 15, 2015, 9:57 am
After hours upon hours of impassioned public hearings and divisive council discussions that peaked last week with a council meeting that went well into the early morning, the new zoning ordinance update (ZOU) and land use and circulation element (LUCE) amendment resolutions came to a close.
Posted May. 13, 2015, 9:06 am
The Santa Monica City Council has passed some of the region’s toughest regulations on the booming short-term rental industry.
Posted May. 10, 2015, 9:23 am
The City of Santa Monica officially launched its campaign to help residents, visitors, and businesses save water on Saturday at the Santa Monica Festival, focusing on how to achieve the new water-saving goals.
Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am
A crowd gathered before Tuesday’s Santa Monica City Council meeting in front of City Hall’s steps holding signs that matched the tenor of their shouts: “Too big! Too tall! Too much! Too big! Too tall! Too much!”
Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:33 am
As California enters a fourth year of drought, two far-reaching water reduction mandates were handed out in April to save water and conserve the state’s dwindling water supplies.
Posted May. 1, 2015, 9:09 am
Santa Monica City Hall released its findings from the Wellbeing Index Monday, a collection of wide-ranging data used to better understand the wellbeing of Santa Monica residents. The project aims to allow the city of Santa Monica to consider new data about how people are doing.
Posted Apr. 29, 2015, 10:03 am
A Proclamation, issued by the Santa Monica City Council, on Tuesday, April 28, declared that the week of May 3 - 9, 2015 is designated as "Municipal Clerks Week."
Posted Apr. 29, 2015, 9:54 am
The City of Santa Monica’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has received $200,000 from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase eight portable solar powered emergency light towers.
Posted Apr. 27, 2015, 10:02 am
While Santa Monica civic engagement is strong more than half of residents feel their civic influence is limited and almost two-thirds feel disengaged from the city.
Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 8:48 am
Faced with a never-ending background soundtrack of crashing bottles and crunching aluminum cans, residents on Ocean Park and Lincoln have had enough. They’re calling on Santa Monica City to put an end to the cacophony of smashing sounds and the increasing number of homeless people trekking to the area at all hours to cash in recyclables seven days a week.
Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 8:26 am
The long-awaited launch of the assessment of Santa Monica's iconic landmarked 'Chain Reaction' peace sculpture near Santa Monica Civic Auditorium began on Wednesday.
Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:11 am
The City of Santa Monica has published its March/April edition of Seascape. It is published six times annually to inform residents about city programs and services.
Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 9:09 am
Standing strong in net capital position and with $366 million as the City’s General Fund balance June 2014, it was announced Tuesday evening that Santa Monica received an independent auditor’s stamp of approval for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) financial year 2013-2014.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 8:59 am
Determined to keep up with an increase in community requests, Santa Monica’s resident-responsive GO App has been put to the test recently with new figures revealing that closure rates are continually outperform projections.
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 Jan. 30, 2015, 8:29 am
As Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould retires from his position today, Assistant City Manager Elaine Polachek will have her salary bumped up to $27,452 a month to act as Interim City Manager to keep Gould’s chair warm until a new city manager is appointed. Council has also handed over $50,000 to a private firm to find his replacement. They are producing a brochure.
Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 8:09 am
The Santa Monica Mirror will publish a three-part investigation starting early February looking into the issue of Palihouse Santa Monica after one neighbor posted a video earlier this month relating to ongoing noise complaints at the property at the intersection of 3rd Street and Washington.
Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:26 am
Parking at City Yards has come under increasing pressure of late with a new study in the City Yards Master Plan recently authorized by Santa Monica City Council. The study will be the latest in an 18-year on-going consultative process.
Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:22 am
The wages of Santa Monica City construction workers will soon be in line with California Labor Code standards, with City Council moving to pass a motion Dec. 18 to enable the alignment.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:34 am
Water is fast becoming an expensive commodity. Santa Monica residents are in for a sharp increase in their utility bills with a rapid rise in water rates scheduled to combat associated rising costs in water provision.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:33 am
Santa Monica Assistant City Manager Elaine Polachek will assume the position of interim City Manager on Feb. 1, 2015 to fill the shoes left by Rod Gould who is retiring at the end of January.
Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 1:55 pm
It was held following a grand jury decision's Monday in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict a white Missouri police officer who killed a young, unarmed black man.