In order to connect our desired outcomes to our day-to-day work, we identified five council priority areas, or Strategic Goals, that are expected to have short-term impact on community safety, quality of life, and prosperity.


Santa Monica has defined a new model of mobility that includes a wide range of options—Expo Light Rail, Breeze bike share, direct bus routes with real-time information, car share, expanded shared-ride services, and safer walking and biking.

Desired outcomes: Place & Planet, Health, Community

Learn more about Mobility and #GoSaMo

The Airport

In 2014, Santa Monica voters overwhelmingly supported Measure Local Control (Measure LC) to prohibit new development on Airport land, except for parks, public open spaces and public recreational facilities without voter approval and to affirm the City Council's authority to manage Airport land. In 2017, the City Council reached a historic agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows the closure of SMO after December 31, 2028.

Desired outcomes: Place & Planet, Health, Community

Airport Action Plan


For 700 homeless individuals in Santa Monica and over 44,000 living in Los Angeles County, life is a constant struggle. Santa Monica is taking a leadership role in providing resources and assistance to the most vulnerable members of community.

Desired outcomes: Community, Health, Economic Vibrancy

HomelessnessStat Meeting Summary - Meeting #1

Learn + Thrive

Our community believes in providing learning opportunities at every stage in life.

Desired outcomes: Learning, Economic Vibrancy, Community

Learn + Thrive Action Plan