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Our mission is to create a better community for the people
of Santa Monica. We offer information and services to enhance and
maintain Santa Monica's environment while ensuring a high
quality of life for the community.
you don't find the information you need on this website, please visit us at
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NEW! Zoning Ordinance Update webpage.
Applicant's Guide to conducting Community
Applicant's Guide to Community Meetings
The City Council adopted changes
to the Affordable Housing Production Program
that affect the options developers have to satisfy their affordable
housing obligations in conjunction with multifamily development. View
the ordinance that was adopted on June 13, 2006. For more
detailed information and sample scenarios please click the following
Density Bonus Affordable Housing Incentives (revised 8-2011) and
Housing Production Program & Density Bonus Worksheet.
Final 2008-2014 Housing Element
November 11, 2008, the City Council adopted the 2008-2014
General Plan Housing Element. The 2008-2014 Housing Element
substantially complies with the requirements of Article 10.6
of the California State Government Code and demonstrates
that Santa Monica is committed to building housing for all
segments of the community and will contribute its fair share
of new housing in California. The document has been
submitted to the California State Department of Housing &
Community Development and is pending State certification.
New Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page
The City Planning Division has
created a new FAQ page to help answer some of the most commonly
asked questions. To find our more please click
here for a direct link.
California Forward's Handbook for Community Solutions:
American Planning Association's Ethical
Principles in Planning