Budget Shortfalls

December 21, 2020

Terry O’Day on Public Accountability & Santa Monica City Governance Challenges

TPR interviewed Terry O’ Day, Santa Monica's outgoing Mayor Pro Tempore, on how the city realigned spending priorities to survive this year’s public health crisis while also navigating a nationwide reckoning with racism in policing.

December 1, 2020

Rick Cole Sees Opportunity for 'Grand Bargain' on Housing 

Rick Cole offers his outlook on what can be accomplished statewide on housing and how the state can effectively assist and motivate local governments to meet affordable housing production goals.

July 13, 2020

Part 1: Thomas Small on Culver City's Response to #DefundThePolice

Culver City Councilmember Thomas Small sheds light on the complexity of crafting a city budget which must also address understandable public demands to #DefundThePolice while prioritizing the health and safety of all Culver City residents.

May 11, 2020

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer & League of CA Cities’ John Dunbar on California’s Buckling City Budgets

San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, and board president of the California League of Cities and Mayor of Yountville in Napa County, John Dunbar (pictured), share how drastically city revenues have collapsed as shelter-in-place mandates have frozen entire sectors of the US economy.

April 26, 2020

Cratering Revenues Force Once-Flush Santa Monica to Restructure Budget Priorities: Terry O'Day

Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Santa Monica, Terry O’Day, on the severe economic challenges Santa Monica is slated to face in the coming months and how the city—acclaimed for its mission-driven, nation-leading investments in livability—is realigning its spending priorities to survive the public health crisis at hand.

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