City of Santa Monica

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.

October 25, 2015

Rick Cole: Santa Monica's City Manager Champions Innovation & Real Planning

Rick Cole gives his perspective on an initiative to drastically limit development in Santa Monica as well as commenting on the coming Expo Line, efforts for local control of the Santa Monica Airport, and initiatives to address homelessness.

June 25, 2015

Exit Interview: Rick Cole Trades Population for City Management Authority

As Cole leaves the City of LA for Santa Monica, he gives his assessment of the former's fiscal health, reflects on the bureaucratic challenges that have faced Garcetti’s “back to basics” initiatives, and explains his reasons for heading west.

September 4, 2014

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould: Retiring Observations

Rod Gould provides an overview of Santa Monica’s fiscal health, its development challenges, and its opportunities as Metro light rail connects this city with the greater LA region.

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