• Sustainability-related: 2,292
  • Building & Safety: 703
  • Zoning Violations: 549
  • Substandard Housing
    Complaints: 427
  • Other: 515
A total of 4,486 complaints were investigated with 533 administrative
citations issued.
Rent Control
2013
9,430 Units
occupied
2014
8,977 Units
occupied
Number of units occupied by long-term (pre 1999) tenants.
Rent Control
2013
13,276
2014
12,301
Contacts with people seeking information about rent control.
Reasonable Accommodations
494

tenant phone
calls handled

114

formal tenant
complaints
processed

The City Attorney's office launched a new website in June 2014 - www.reasonable accommodations.org - to help improve housing for tenants with disabilities. Still evolving, "The Nifty Fifty" includes real-life anecdotes describing accommodations and modifications that can be made to housing plus information on how to request an accommodation, links to other housing and disability resources, and more.
40 %
The City kept its commitment to affordable housing. Over the past 20
years, the aggregate percentage of affordable residences among all
new multifamily residences totals 40%.
100%
100% of City Departments' electricity is clean power, compared to
traditional SCE power which resulted in a savings of $1,560,000.
5%
2014
16%
2015
The annual homeless count in 2014 showed a reduction of 5% from 2013, however, the count in 2015 showed an increase of 16% - consistent with countywide increases.
273
INDIVIDUALS WERE REUNITED
WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS VIA
PROJECT HOMECOMING
Through Project Homecoming, homeless individuals in Santa Monica are reunited with family and friends who are able to offer permanent housing and ongoing support. 1,714 individuals have been reunited since the program’s inception.
788 RESIDENTS
ARE MEMBERS OF CLUB 1527 OPERATED
BY WISE AND HEALTHY AGING
Santa Monica supports seniors in our community. The human services grant program supports the delivery of social services for seniors.
437 RESIDENTS RECEIVED OVER 19,800 MEALS
4,500 SENIORS ARE MEMBERS OF DIAL-A-RIDE PROGRAM
283 SENIORS RECEIVED INTENSIVE CARE MANAGEMENT
72 SENIORS RECEIVED ON-GOING PEER COUNSELING
41 SENIORS RECEIVED ADULT DAY CARE
39

At-risk youth

59

Family members

Serving 39 at-risk youth and 59 family members, the Youth Resource
Team provided assistance with housing, mental and behavioral health,
substance abuse treatment, employment educational re-engagement
and achievement for vulnerable youth aged 15-24 and family members.
20,000 +
Registrations
in a high-quality out-of-school-time, youth recreational opportunity - an 8.6% increase from the previous year. This includes full and partial camps, sports leagues, swimming lessons, and enrichment classes.
Youth
Tech
Program
Assisted youth in advancing their careers in the technology field. 100% of Youth Tech Program graduates have been placed in local paid tech internships. 46 local high school students have completed the program.
The Police Department conducted the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at 9 elementary and middle schools with 51 classes participating in the 10 week course during the last two school years. This successful program started 5 years ago with only 1 school and 4 classes.
144

Arts classes

144 arts and crafts classes and community events at 1450 Ocean - a cultural programs venue for adults of all ages.
281
Cultural events
- FREE OR LOW-COST
- GAVE RESIDENTS ACCESS TO
CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS, CLASSES AND
PERFORMANCES.
Santa Monica
Public Library
1,262,708
TOTAL VISITORS AT THE
5 BRANCHES OF THE
LIBRARY SYSTEM
799,426
WEBSITE VISITORS
Santa Monica Public Library is a resource in the digital age. 92% of users surveyed above-average satisfaction with the library’s resources and technology.
Summer
Reading
Program
Summer 2014 Summer Reading program broke records with a 20% increase in minutes read (2.1 million) and 389 youth programs (22% increase) with 15,320 in program attendance (4% increase) during a 10 week period. For the first time, participation included over 1,000 teens.
17,000
Hoopla
$
12,000
Valueline
4,000
Zinio
In 14/15, there were over 17,000 transactions on Hoopla, which
streams movies, music, and audiobooks, 12,000 sessions of
ValueLine Investment Survey featuring financial information, and
in the first 6 months of service, over 4,000 transactions on Zinio,
which features popular magazines online.
Pier Vendor Carts
The number of vendor carts operating on the pier increased from 10 to 13.
Calfresh
AN IMPROVED ACCESS TO THE FARMERS MARKET FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY (NOW CALFRESH)
Redeemed
$80,761
The Farmers Markets provide access to all customers by being authorized to accept Women, Infants and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) and Senior FNMP checks, CalFresh (food stamps) and Market Match vouchers. In FY 14/15, $80,761 was redeemed from customers enrolled in the food assistance program.
100,470
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