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Community Services Department Community Services Department Updates


CREST = Childcare, Recreation, Enrichment, Sports...Together

The City of Santa Monica’s out of school programs will continue to reopen with limited capacity to ensure safety for the community. City staff are working to make necessary changes to programming due to modified operating hours, staff reductions, social distancing, and infection control guidance. 

Types of Programs

For City of Santa Monica information as it becomes available, please check Re-opening is subject to change based on the County of Los Angeles Public Health orders and guidelines. 


Credit Card Convenience Fee Update and New E-Check Option

On October 27, 2020, the Santa Monica City Council adopted a resolution to pass off credit card / debit card convenience fees from the credit card processor to the customer. These convenience fees were previously absorbed by the City, with ActiveNet convenience fees set at 2.95% of the amount of the transaction. This change took effect on January 1, 2021.

To help mitigate any financial burden that could result from transferring debit/credit card transaction fees to the community, the City has enabled the option of making payments by electronic check as an alternative to debit/credit card payments. The City will continue to absorb the minimal fees associated with these types of transactions.





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Refund or Transfer: Refund/Transfer Form

Youth Office at Reed Park
1133 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: 310-458-8540
TTY: 310-458-8696

Office Hours:

Weekdays 8:30am-5:30pm

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