With three miles of beautiful coastline, charming neighborhoods, the iconic pier, innovative tech sector, and progressive values, Santa Monica is one of America’s most recognized communities. Santa Monica incorporated in 1886 and is now home to 93,000 residents, 89,000 workers, and 8 million visitors annually.
The City of Santa Monica is committed to creating a sustainable city of wellbeing. We are committed to maintaining our diversity and fostering opportunities for all ages to learn and thrive. Santa Monica has a vibrant historic Downtown area, regional arts venues, diverse residential neighborhoods, civic institutions and five business districts. We are home to the nationally-ranked Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District as well as one of the state’s top community colleges, Santa Monica College. Santa Monica maintains a AAA Bond rating from Moody’s Investor Service.
Santa Monica has seven elected City Councilmembers and a mayor selected by the Council every two years. The current mayor is Ted Winterer and our City Manager is Rick Cole. Get to know more about the Council and their five strategic goals.