Santa Monica City Council

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Santa Monica City Council is the governing body of Santa Monica, California. The council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Current council[edit]

Former councils[edit]

Charter[edit]

Council-Manager form of government, with seven Council members elected at-large. The new Charter was adopted in 1946.

Year Council Members
2010 Richard Bloom Terry O'Day Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Kevin McKeown Bobby Shriver Gleam Davis
2008 Richard Bloom Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Kevin McKeown Bobby Shriver Gleam Davis
2006 Richard Bloom Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Kevin McKeown Bobby Shriver Herb Katz
2004 Richard Bloom Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O’Connor Kevin McKeown Bobby Shriver Herb Katz
2002 Richard Bloom Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Kevin McKeown Michael Feinstein Herb Katz
2000 Richard Bloom Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Kevin McKeown Michael Feinstein Herb Katz
1998 Asha Greenberg Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Kevin McKeown Michael Feinstein Paul Rosenstein
1996 Asha Greenberg Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Ruth Ebner Michael Feinstein Paul Rosenstein
1994 Judy Abdo Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Pam O'Connor Ruth Ebner Asha Greenberg Paul Rosenstein
1992 Judy Abdo Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Kelly Olsen Antonio Vasquez Asha Greenberg Paul Rosenstein
1990 Judy Abdo Ken Genser Robert Holbrook Dennis Zane Antonio Vasquez Kelly Olsen Herb Katz
1988 Judy Abdo Christine Reed William H. Jennings Dennis Zane Ken Genser David Finkel Herb Katz
1986 James P. Conn Christine Reed William H. Jennings Dennis Zane Alan S. Katz David Finkel Herb Katz
1984 James P. Conn Christine Reed William H. Jennings Dennis Zane Ken Edwards David Epstein Herb Katz
1983 James P. Conn Christine Reed William H. Jennings Dennis Zane Ken Edwards David G. Epstein Delores M. Press
1981 James P. Conn Christine Reed William H. Jennings Dennis Zane Ken Edwards Ruth Yannatta Goldway Delores M. Press
1979 Perry Scott Christine Reed William H. Jennings Donna O. Swink John J. Bambrick Ruth Yannatta Goldway Peter van den Steenhoven
1977 Nathaniel Trives Christine Reed Donna O. Swink Seymour A. Cohen John J. Bambrick Perry Scott Pieter van den Steenhoven
1975 Nathaniel Trives Christine Reed Donna O. Swink Seymour A. Cohen Fred M. Judson John W. McCloskey Pieter van den Steenhoven
1973 Nathaniel Trives Anthony L. Ditury Donna O. Swink Clo Hoover Fred M. Judson John W. McCloskey Pieter van den Steenhoven
1971 Nathaniel Trives Anthony L. Ditury Virgil Kingsley Clo Hoover James B. Reidy, Jr. John W. McCloskey Robert Gabriel
1969 Herbert A. Spurgin Anthony L. Ditury Virgil Kingsley Clo Hoover James B. Reidy, Jr. John W. McCloskey Kenneth B. Wamsley
1967 Herbert A. Spurgin Anthony L. Ditury Wendell Corey Clo Hoover James G. Reidy, Jr. Royal M. Sorensen Kenneth B. Wamsley
1965 Herbert A. Spurgin Rex H. Minter Wendell Corey Clo Hoover James B. Reidy, Jr. Royal M. Sorensen Kenneth B. Wamsley
1963 Samuel C. Brown Rex H. Minter Martin Goodfriend Clo Hoover John M. Bohn Howard B. Hamilton Herbert A. Spurgin
1961 Samuel C. Brown Rex H. Minter Martin Goodfriend Clo Hoover William G. Thornsbury Howard B. Hamilton Thomas M. McCarthy
1959 Alys M. Drobnick Rex H. Minter Ben A. Barnard Ralph S. Frantz William G. Thornsbury Wellman B. Mills Thomas M. McCarthy
1957 Alys M. Drobnick Rex H. Minter Ralph S. Frantz Russell K. Hart Fred M. Judson Wellman B. Mills William G. Thornbury
1955 Jack J. Guercio Rex H. Minter Ben A. Barnard Russell K. Hart Fred M. Judson Wellman B. Mills Thomas M. McCarthy
1953 Jack J. Guercio Thomas J. McDermott Ben A. Barnard James L. Grubbs Louis E. Mahoney Wellman B. Mills Thomas M. McCarthy
1951 Jack J. Guercio Thomas J. McDermott Ben A. Barnard James L. Grubbs Louis E. Mahoney Russell K. Hart Thomas M. McCarthy
1949 Jack J. Guercio Mark T. Gates Ben A. Barnard Cecil S. Dickinson George A. Neilson Russell K. Hart Thomas M McCarthy
1947 Jack J. Guercio Mark T. Gates Ben A. Barnard H. George Markworth George A. Neilson J. Lee Schimmer, Jr. Edwin Talmadge


Second charter (1915 -1946)[edit]

Commission form of government. Under the new charter, the City government now consisted of 3 departments: Public Safety, Public Works and Finance with one elected Commissioner responsible for each department. The City Council consisted of the three elected Commissioners. The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety was the ex officio Mayor; and the elections process included the use of a preferential ballot form.

Year Commissioners
Public Works Public Safety Finance
1945 William W. Milliken Ray Schafer Dwight C. Freeman
1943 William W. Milliken Leonard J. Murray Dwight C. Freeman
1941 William W. Milliken Claude C. Crawford Dwight C. Freeman
1939 William W. Milliken Claude C. Crawford Dwight C. Freeman
1937 William W. Milliken Edmond S. Gillette Theodore D. Plumer
1935 Hal Clark Sanborn William H. Carter Theodore D. Plumer
1933 Hal Clark Sanborn William H. Carter Theodore D. Plumer
1931 John A. Morton William H. Carter Frank A. Helton
1929 John A. Morton Herman Michel Frank A. Helton
1927 John A. Morton Herman Michel Frank A. Helton
1925 John A. Morton John C. Steele Frank A. Helton
1923 John A. Morton John C. Steele Frank A. Helton
1921 William H. Carter Samuel L. Berkley Frank A. Helton
1919 William H. Carter Samuel L. Berkley Frank J. Townsend
1917 William H. Carter Samuel L. Berkley Frank J. Townsend
1915 William H. Carter Samuel L. Berkley Maxwell K. Barretto


First charter (1906 – 1915)[edit]

Mayor - Council form of government. Under the new charter, the City Council was composed of one Mayor with veto power, and one Council member from each of its seven wards.

Year Mayor Council Member
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6 Ward 7
1915 - - - - - - - -
1913 - - - - - - - -
1909 - - - - - - - -
1906 T. H. Dudley G. D. Snyder W. A. Armstrong; Abe S. Reel Alf Morris H. L. Coffman J. Euclid Miles Roscoe H. Dow


Board of trustees (1886 – 1906)[edit]

The residents of the town of Santa Monica voted to incorporate November 30, 1886, and chose a board of five trustees.

Year Trustees
1903 J. C. Steele T. H. Dudley A. F. Johnston H. X. Goetz W. S. Vawter
1902 J. C. Steele T. H. Dudley C. H. Sammis J. C. Morgan W. S. Vawter
1900 Robert F. Jones T. H. Dudley C. H. Sammis J. C. Morgan N. R. Folsom
1898 Robert F. Jones N. A. Roth J. J. Carrillo Moses Hostetter R. C. Gillis
1896 Robert F. Jones N. A. Roth J. J. Carrillo Moses Hostetter R. C. Gillis
1894 Robert F. Jones N. A. Roth J. J. Carrillo T. A. Lewis E. J. Vawter
1892 R. R. Harris H. C. Beville J. J. Carrillo T. A. Lewis E. J. Vawter
1890 J. L. Allen John Steere J. J. Carrillo T. A. Lewis E. J. Vawter
1888 E. C. Folsom Thomas Rhodes J. J. Carrillo T. A. Lewis W. S. Vawter
1886 E. C. Folsom John Steere A. E. Ladd J. W. Scott W. S. Vawter

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