Santa Monica to Select New Mayor Tomorrow

At their regular meeting Tuesday, Santa Monica City Council will select a replacement for Mayor Ted Winterer (left) and Mayor Pro Tempore Gleam Davis. Photo: Sam Catanzaro.

Santa Monica City Council to pick successor to Mayor Ted Winterer at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

By Sam Catanzaro

At their regular City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Santa Monica City Council will pick a new mayor to replace current Mayor of Santa Monica Ted Winterer. This is part of the regular process for choosing a mayor in Santa Monica every two years.

Winterer, who has served on City Council since 2012 and as Mayor since 2016, will be replaced by the councilmember who receives the most votes from their fellow councilmembers during Tuesday’s meeting.

The Council meeting will begin with recognition of outgoing Councilmember Pam O’Connor and her 24-years of services to City Council after she was defeated in the recent November election. Then the council will vote to adopt the resolution accepting the official canvass for the election. Once the results are certified, the City Clerk will swear in new Councilmember Greg Morena, reelected Councilmembers Sue Himmelrich and Kevin McKeown and other other elected officials.

For the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Louise Jaffe, Nancy Greenstein, Sion Roy and Barry Snell will be sweared-in. Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board will swear in Laurie Lieberman, Richard Thvildaran-Jesswein, Oscar De La Torre and Craig Foster while Rent Control Board will swear-in Naomi Sultan, Nicole Phillis and Steve Duron).

After the Oaths of Office, the new council will select a new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall Council Chambers in Santa Monica. To download the staff report that includes the official canvas results for the November election, click HERE.