November 28, 2016 Update

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education discussed options related to the Samohi Campus Plan, with one option including a partnership with the City of Santa Monica to construct a permanent multi-use sports field on the Civic Center parking lot with two levels of subterranean parking.  The Board directed District staff to work with City staff to identify a way to facilitate the construction of Phases 1 and 2 of the Samohi Campus Plan in addition to constructing the permanent Civic Center sports field. 

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October 25, 2016 Council Study Session Update

Council directed staff to:

  • Reissue the Request for Proposals to a wider range of potential firms for the design of the temporary field in an effort to identify a fee proposal that is aligned with the $200,000 budget in the FY16-17 CIP budget;
  • Initiate discussions of the temporary field with Coastal Commission staff;
  • Continue discussions with SMMUSD staff with the intent to return to Council with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to outline issues to be addressed and formalize discussions with SMMUSD for a partnership project in the Civic Center that would include subterranean parking and a permanent multi-purpose sports field with associated permanent amenities.

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May 24, 2016 Update

At the Council budget study session, funding totaling $200,000 was identified in FY16-17 as part of the FY16-18 Capital Improvement Program for design of the field.  Council adopted a motion directing staff to earmark funds for the construction of the Civic Center multi-purpose sports field and to provide quarterly updates to Council on the status of the project to ensure that it moves forward as quickly as possible. 

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