"Record Santa Monica City Budget Proposed as Future Deficits Loom May 19, 2017 -- Efficiency, effectiveness and discipline will be critical if Santa Monica’s government operation is to thrive through upcoming difficult financial times, City Manager Rick Cole wrote in a message this week introducing a record biennial budget of nearly $1.6 billion.
"President’s Foreign Trip Has Santa Monica Ties May 19, 2017 -- When Donald Trump makes his first speech in a foreign country as president on Sunday, he will be reading the words partially written by a Santa Monica High School alumnus.
Santa Monica Pier Concert Series Announces Lineup May 19, 2017 -- The 33rd Annual Twilight Concert Series kicks off this month with a line-up that includes everything from a seminal classic rock band to a Norwegian indie electronic duo, event organizers announced this week.
City of Santa Monica the “One Hold Out” in Voting Rights Litigation, Lawyer says May 18, 2017 -- One by one, they fold, either willingly or nudged by a judge. But in the wake of dozens of California Voting Rights Act lawsuits filed against the state’s municipalities, only the City of Santa Monica -- a proud bastion of liberalism -- is still fighting litigation meant to usher in more minority representation on the City Council, says a lawyer prominent in the wave of change.
Group Seeks More Development for Downtown Santa Monica May 12, 2017 -- A proposed plan to guide development for Downtown sets too many restrictions for developers and is a "woefully inadequate response" to climate change and the need for affordable housing, according to a local group advocating transit-oriented growth.
Santa Monica City Council Calls for Safe Streets “Czar” May 11, 2017 -- Rattled by five pedestrian fatalities in as many weeks, the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday ordered faster action on a sweeping re-design of city streets meant to embrace pedestrians and bicyclists and chase vehicles off car-clogged streets.
May 10, 2017 -- Santa Monica’s homeless population this year totaled 921 people, the largest number counted in a decade and a 26 percent jump over last year, according to the City's 2017 homeless count released Tuesday. The count reflects a significant increase that upends years of stagnant to declining numbers and is the highest number of homeless individuals counted in the beachside city since 2007
Santa Monica Art Lab Showcases Textile Art May 10, 2017-- Those interested in textile art have plenty to opportunities to learn the craft at the Camera Obscura Art Lab through July, City officials announced Tuesday.
New Lawsuit Seeks to Invalidate Santa Monica Airport Consent Decree May 9, 2017 -- A student pilot and a certified pilot are asking a court to invalidate a consent decree between the City and federal government to shut down Santa Monica Airport, contending the City violated the state’s open-meetings law, the California Constitution and the City Charter.