Transparency

Santa Monica Credit Rating


  • Standard and Poor's     AAA
  • Fitch     Aaa
  • Moody's     Aaa

Detailed table and reports

Understanding Pension Costs


  • What is unfunded liability?
  • How much is in the City's budget?    
  • Will the City be able to pay for this?

Click through the Retirement Overview to learn more about Santa Monica's employee retirement costs.

Audit Subcommittee


City Council created an Audit Subcommittee in July 2015.  On the Audit Subcommittee website, you can find members, agendas, and presentations.

Open data


You can use Santa Monica's Open Data portal to access Finance datasets, including:

  • Campaign finance disclosures
  • Revenue and expenditure actuals
  • Employee compensation
  • City fees and rates

Open Gov


Use the Open Gov portal to see budget and actuals for revenue and expenditure data.  With filters, you can view specific budget areas like public safety, property taxes, or the City's capital budget.  The system provides various charts to assist understanding and demonstrates trends over time.  

Forecasts and Reports


Staff presents City Council with an update of Santa Monica's financial condition every six months.  These forecasts present the longer term impact of the City's current expenses, and show estimates of best and worst case scenarios, highlighting policy changes, economic trends, and other circumstances that could impact City resources.  

View the most recent estimates below:

May 2016 - For the FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget

January 2016 - For the Midyear Report to Council