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.
Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 9:34 am
The City of Santa Monica will host a Repair Café at 1450 Ocean on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 11 am to 3 pm to learn how to fix common household items. Experienced volunteers, known as “Fixers” will be there to offer their expertise.
Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 8:28 am
The City of Santa Monica received a grant in October from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to partially fund the purchase of three heavy-duty vehicles and the installation of a small CNG station.
Posted Aug. 20, 2014, 9:33 am
The French Consul General in Los Angeles, Axel Cruau, announced that the City of Santa Monica's Cultural Affairs Manager, Jessica Cusick, has been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 9:14 am
We residents of Sunset Park have been watching the airport grow into a noisy, polluting, and dangerous jet port. Just days after a unanimous vote by City Council to look into ways to rein in the airport, an out of town airport lobby, funded by of town money, filed a petition to maintain airport status quo and change the Santa Monica Charter.
Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:15 am
The firing of a public affairs and communications officer before her first day on the job has led to the planned lawsuit and the calling of an investigation by Santa Monica residents.
Posted May. 9, 2014, 6:00 am
Kate Vernez, speaking about her work with the City of Santa Monica, said, “What I resonate with are collaborations with other people to have a successful outcome and to be purposeful.”
Posted May. 3, 2014, 7:38 am
Santa Monica City Hall has launched a new opportunity for fans of Tongva Park to show their support for the park. Benches located in prime spots throughout Tongva Park are now part of the City’s Give Santa Monica program.
Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:25 am
The city of Santa Monica will receive $60,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a stormwater diversion system designed to reduce runoff, protect water quality and replace potable water used to irrigate parkland, it was announced Thursday.
Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 7:01 am
The City of Santa Monica has provided Gigabit broadband to local tech and entertainment businesses for years, but as of Friday, the City will offer City Hall visitors a chance to use broadband speeds that outpace U.S. and global broadband speeds.
Posted Mar. 14, 2014, 9:11 am
They have been accused in some corners as being the most vocal but not necessarily the loudest group, but a collection of Santa Monica activists, residents, and stakeholders who oppose the Bergamot Transit Village development proposed by Hines 26th Street LLC (Hines) have used every tool in the book to either prevent or reverse the project from ever seeing light of day.
Posted Mar. 11, 2014, 8:45 am
Residocracy.org founder Armen Melkonians says he and his backers will deliver 13,440 signatures to Santa Monica City Hall this morning at 11 am in order to veto the approval of the Hines development project.
Posted Mar. 10, 2014, 9:40 am
Planning an international family vacation, studying abroad, or going on an exotic honeymoon? Getting your passport for whatever trip you have planned just got a lot easier in Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:27 am
Four nail salons in Santa Monica were recognized in an intimate ceremony on Monday for their collaborative efforts to make healthier work environments while also promoting a “green” agenda and promoting safer products to its customers.
Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 8:56 am
The astronaut suits are falling apart. Those somewhat beautiful space suits that several generations recognize as the gear worn by the courageous space pilots who walked in space and even walked on the moon are being preserved by the Smithsonian. They are history, they are cool… but they were never meant to last 50-plus years. So at the National Air and Space Museum’s Paul E. Garber Facility in Maryland, technicians are working full days to try and save the deteriorating suits. Tough and reliable in space, the suits were never designed to last forever.
Posted Feb. 28, 2014, 9:21 am
A crude petroleum pipeline runs up and down Santa Monica near the City’s eastern edge. The future of that pipeline might be determined at the next council meeting, as the City’s elected panel approved as part of its consent calendar Tuesday the setting of a public hearing to gather public testimony of the crude petroleum pipeline passing through the public right of way in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 26, 2014, 9:12 am
The City of Santa Monica is launching an initiative called "The People’s Academy" to provide a behind-the-scenes look at local government operations, partnerships, and innovations.