Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 10:41 am
Former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould has been forced to resign from his new job at Management Partners as part of a settlement agreement after it was alleged he violated Santa Monica’s anti-corruption law by accepting employment with the consulting firm whose contracts he signed while City Manager.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:25 am
Former L.A. Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation Rick Cole began his tenure as Santa Monica City Manager on June 29, replacing Rod Gould who retired in January.
Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:51 am
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole may have one of the most challenging city management positions in California, responsible for the day-to-day administration of the City of Santa Monica, which includes implementation of City Council ordinances and policies, oversight of 14 departments, and an annual budget of $564 million.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:11 am
A group called the Santa Monica Transparency Project has filed complaints against former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould alleging he violated Santa Monica’s anti-corruption law after accepting employment with a consulting firm whose contracts he signed while City Manager.
Posted Jun. 12, 2015, 9:03 am
Incoming Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole was introduced to the public at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, much to the delight of council and Cole himself.
Posted May. 28, 2015, 8:15 am
The search for a new Santa Monica City Manager ended Wednesday night when Mayor Kevin McKeown announced that City Council had unanimously selected Rick Cole for the position.
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 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. 10, 2014, 9:49 am
The City is continuing to experiment with new ways of connecting people who live and work in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 8:50 am
There will be at least one new face on the Council dais soon after the calendar flips to 2015, as Rod Gould announced late last Friday he is retiring from his post of City Manager at the end of January after five years of service.
Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 3:17 pm
Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould announced Friday he plans to retire at the end of January 2015.
Posted Oct. 4, 2013, 3:52 pm
Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould has extended his condolences on behalf of the City to all the families of the victims of Sunday's tragic aircraft accident at Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Jun. 15, 2013, 8:47 am
“California Dreaming” could have been written for a day such as Friday, June 7, 2013. It was a postcard day of sunshine, light breezes, and ocean waves. President Obama was in Santa Monica and the biggest problem of the day was avoiding the motorcade when driving through town.'
Posted Nov. 1, 2012, 1:24 am
Starting Nov. 10, The City of Santa Monica is holding "Santa Monica Talks," previously called "Can We Talk?" its annual series of community meetings.
Posted Oct. 10, 2012, 2:06 am
Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould has been installed for a three-year term as West Coast Regional Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.
Posted Jun. 16, 2012, 11:00 pm
The Santa Monica City Manager’s office will be entering into a professional services contract with artist Mike Ross for $125,000 “for the fabrication and installation of an artwork for the east façade of Parking Structure 6.”
Posted Jan. 17, 2012, 10:00 am
Santa Monica City Manager today named Gigi Decavalles-Hughes as the city’s Director of Finance. She has been serving as Acting Director of Financ...
Posted Sep. 9, 2011, 1:48 am
Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould and City Attorney Marsha Moutrie will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to meet with Federal Aviation Admini...
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Posted May. 23, 2011, 3:18 pm
The Santa Monica City Council will spend three days reviewing its biennial budget, which covers nearly $1.3 billion in expenditures for fiscal year...
Posted Mar. 18, 2011, 4:28 pm
In the Hollywood culture of the U.S. – and even more prominent in Southern California – disaster movies can make the real possibility of a cata...
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Posted Feb. 23, 2011, 10:00 pm
At the city council's Feb. 22 meeting, City Manager Rod Gould publicly took responsibility for the Santa Monica Police Department’s questionable investigation practices into a local school board member, Oscar de la Torre, who was investigated child endangerment in regard to his involvement in breaking up a March 16, 2010 fight between two 17-year-olds.
Posted Feb. 16, 2011, 11:22 pm
Santa Monica’s council members are accountable to the voting public every two years. Now, the three city employees who are appointed by the counc...
Posted Jan. 27, 2011, 2:36 pm
Nearly 400 residents and people hailing from local business, government, law enforcement, healthcare, and education filled The Eli and Edythe Broad...
Posted Dec. 9, 2010, 12:53 am
An overview of the issues discussed during this years neighborhood meetings with Santa Monica's City Manager, Rod Gould.