City Initiatives and Programs

Be Excited! Be Prepared! Santa Monica Constructs the future! 
It’s an exciting time in the City of Santa Monica. A wide array of projects are planned that will invest in the future of the City, including key infrastructure improvements, new parks, civic and cultural facilities, amenities for pedestrians and bicyclists, and parking enhancements. These projects will be timed to coordinate with the completion of the Exposition Light Rail line to Santa Monica, a major regional transit improvement. Private development will also enhanced by public investment to create vibrant new commercial and residential spaces.

The City of Santa Monica has developed a community outreach campaign designed to provide the public with information regarding capital improvement projects slated for the area. City staff is working actively with community partners to keep residents, businesses, and visitors updated and engaged on the progress of these projects.

For more information regarding these exciting new initiatives or to sign up to receive regular updates pertaining to any of the projects, visit, email or call City Hall at (310) 458-8411. 

Santa Monica Police Department Retail/Commercial Security
The Santa Monica Police Department offers the following “free” services to all local merchants and retailers. Commercial Security Surveys, a Crime Prevention Coordinator will come to your business to conduct a security survey at no cost. Areas covered include lighting, landscaping, locks, alarm and cameras – which will decrease your chances of becoming a victim of crime. The Community Relations Unit provides presentations for local businesses.

Topics include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Robbery
  • Internal Theft
  • Store Design / Layout
  • Alarm and Camera Systems  
  • Counterfeit Money
  • Cash Handling Techniques
  • Citizen’s Arrest

For scheduling a Security Survey and/or a presentation, contact the Community Relations Unit at (310) 458-8421 or visit