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Santa Monica Talks

The City's blog

The Long View

City Manager Rick Cole's blog


Press releases and media alerts from the City

Santa Monica's Five Strategic Goals


Whether it’s for work, play, or every day, it’s never been easier to navigate Santa Monica. Visit our GoSaMo page to find everything you need to know to get going

Inclusive + Diverse

The focus of this goal is on maintaining an inclusive and diverse community, through efforts like increasing affordable housing, raising workers’ incomes, and helping Santa Monicans stay in their homes


Santa Monica has long been a leader in providing resources and assistance to the most vulnerable members of society

Learn + Thrive

Lifelong learning has been a priority in Santa Monica for many years, shaped through the city’s collaboration with schools, service providers, residents and community leaders

The Airport

In 2014, Santa Monica voters overwhelmingly supported Measure Local Control (Measure LC) which, as the name indicates, gives greater local control over the airport land to the city

Other Big Updates

Minimum Wage

Learn more about the City's ordinance


Resolution embracing diversity and clarifying the city’s role in enforcing federal immigration law