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Live coverage of the Santa Monica City Council meetings.

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. (KCRW coverage of the meetings airs 8pm-midnight.) 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, go to www.SMGov.net.

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