Civic Engagement

A large percentage of Santa Monica residents report feeling that they have very little influence on local decision-making, even though they vote and volunteer at higher-than-average rates (The Wellbeing Project).  Our Resident Services staff support the active engagement of our residents within their buildings and in the broader community. We host voter registration drives, promote resident leadership, and encourage our residents to participate in their local neighborhood associations and in City-sponsored programs such as The People’s Academy, Community Police Academy and Community Engagement Response Team (CERT).