Santa Monica City Council

Santa Monica City Council

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The Santa Monica City Council regularly meets at 5:45pm, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, and holds additional special meetings, as needed. All City Council meetings are open to the public, and members of the public may comment on any item listed on the agenda. For additional information.

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