Santa Monica Forward's Official Choices for City Council

This year, Santa Monica Forward, is proud to support five Councilmembers who are working to create a diverse, sustainable, and equitable Santa Monica.  Together they will continue to protect renters, our environment, and ensure our economy works for everyone.



Mayor Pro Tem

  • Voted to establish a Public Safety Task Force to reimagine policing

  • Converted the Big Blue Bus to zero emissions

  • Created protected bike lanes on Broadway

  • Protected senior assistance and housing programs that help vulnerable seniors in danger of losing their homes.



  • Architect of Santa Monica's groundbreaking living wage law.

  • Championed the City's Wellbeing Project, an initiative to improve the quality and delivery of City services for residents

  • Delivered needed funding for playground and classrooms

  • Chair the Santa Monica Child Care and Early Ed Task Force



  • Leading champion of Santa Monica’s progressive Bike Action and Ped Action plans.

  • Helped enact protections for low-income seniors living in rental housing.

  • Leading efforts to help local restaurants and shops recover and find a path forward during the pandemic

  • Worked with labor and other Councilmembers to pass landmark protections for hotel housekeepers from sexual harassment

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  • Served on the Commission on the Status of Women

  • Organized with residents of the Pico Neighborhood for investment in youth services and facilities like the Pico Branch Library and the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center.

  • Former member of Santa Monica's Social Services Commission

  • Approved new zoning standards to prevent gentrification and displacement in Pico Neighborhood.



  • Appointed by the Obama administration to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

  • Leading expert on policies to promote small business growth

  • Third-generation Santa Monica native and former Pier Board Member

Vote by Mail or at a Vote Center by November 3rd

Don't forget. This year every voter will receive a mail ballot. Voting by mail is safe, easy, and convenient. Fill out your ballot and mail it in. Postage is paid!


You can also visit one of the vote centers below starting on October 24th to drop off your ballot or vote in person.

Santa Monica Community College Corsair Gymnasium
1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90405

National Typewriter Company

1st Floor
1666 Euclid St, Santa Monica CA 90404

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