CITY OF SANTA MONICA

FACILITY USER CATEGORIES

PARK BUILDING USER CATEGORIES (see Exhibit A)

 

Santa Monica-based Non-Profit Groups/Organizations (Fee Category A)

Santa Monica has a wide network of non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit status. These groups provide a range of human services, education and recreational programs and events to Santa Monica residents. They may serve the general public or special user groups such as seniors, youth, or persons with disabilities. These programs may be free, or attendees may pay a fee for service, a membership fee or a voluntary donation. To be in this user category, applicants must submit documentation of their tax-exempt status. This category also includes governmental agencies. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Non-Santa Monica-based Non-Profit Groups/Organizations (Fee Category B)

These users meet the definition of User Fee Category A, however are not based in Santa Monica.

 

Santa Monica-based Community Groups and Individuals (Fee Category C)

Informal community groups or individuals that do not have tax-exempt non-profit status and are not a business entity but provide community services or citizen participation opportunities to Santa Monica residents are in this category. These events may be meetings, social events or educational or recreation activities. Events and meetings are either offered free or an unspecified voluntary donation may be requested to cover the costs of the event or meeting. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Non-Santa Monica-based Community Groups and Individuals (Fee Category D)

These users meet the definition of User Fee Category C, however they are not based in Santa Monica or are not Santa Monica residents.

 

Santa Monica-based Business Entities (Fee Category E)

Businesses wishing to use a recreation building for employee training, meetings, retreats, social or recreational activities are in this category. Attendees are not charged an admission fee or fee for service and donations are not accepted. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required. Santa Monica business license shall be required.

 

Non-Santa Monica-based Business Entities (Fee Category F)

These users meet the definition of User Fee Category E, however they are not based in Santa Monica and do not need a Santa Monica business license.

 

 

KEN EDWARDS CENTER (KEC) USER CATEGORIES (see Exhibit B)

 

Non-Profit Organizations (Fee Category A)

501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit community-based organizations, that are funded through the Community Development Program, Cultural Arts Organizational Support Grant Program, or CO-Arts Grant Program of the City of Santa Monica; plus approved Santa Monica neighborhood groups are allowed use of the KEC at no charge for 300 meeting hours each fiscal year. Agencies using more than 300 hours during any fiscal year will be charged the non-profit rental fee for those hours over 300. Other 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit human services organizations meeting the human services needs of Santa Monica residents but not funded directly by the City are charged the non-profit rate as indicated in Fee Category A. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Non-Profit Senior Service Organizations (Fee Category B)

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status, not funded by the City of Santa Monica, that provide senior programming consistent with the City’s Human Services Division and meet the needs of Santa Monica’s senior citizens are in this category. To encourage a full range of senior services, these organizations shall be given a reduction in the non-profit fee when utilizing the Senior Nutrition Room (100A,B) on the ground floor of KEC. When using other areas of the KEC, these organizations shall be charged the non-profit rental fee for the use of the KEC (see Fee Category A). Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Community Groups (Fee Category C)

Those organizations without 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status convening meetings with a focus on human service issues that will benefit low and moderate-income Santa Monica residents are included in this category. These meetings are free of charge and open to the public. An unspecified voluntary donation may be collected to cover the costs of having the meeting. Such groups are charged the community groups rental fee (Fee Category C). Non-profit organizations conducting fund raising events are also in this category. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Filming (See Exhibit D)

Companies or individuals desiring to take still or motion pictures in Ken Edwards Center are in this category. A film permit must be obtained from the City of Santa Monica in addition to a Ken Edwards Center rental permit. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.  .

 

 

SPORTS FACILITIES USER CATEGORIES (see Exhibit C)

 

Youth Sports Groups

Community–based athletic organizations or sports groups with multiple teams and an established program that provides a continuum of opportunities to ensure diversity of users or the full range of skill levels are in this category. Groups must demonstrate that 60% of their participants live in Santa Monica to receive the resident rate. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Primary and Secondary Private Schools

Primary and secondary private schools offering sports programs are in this category. These schools must be based in Santa Monica to receive the resident rate.

 

Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit status offering sports programs and events to Santa Monica residents are in this category. They may serve the general public or special user groups such as seniors, youth, or persons with disabilities. These programs may be free, or attendees may pay a fee for service, a membership fee or a voluntary donation. To be in this user category, applicants must submit documentation of their tax-exempt status. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.  These organizations must be based in Santa Monica to receive the resident rate.

 

Community Groups and Individuals

Sports groups/teams who do not qualify as a Youth Sports Group, and individuals desiring use of a sports facility are in this category. Programs are either offered free or an unspecified voluntary donation may be requested to cover costs. Groups/teams requesting seasonal permits must demonstrate that 60% of their participants live in Santa Monica to qualify for the Santa Monica resident rate. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.

 

Camps

Organizations conducting youth or adult sports camps are in this category. A voluntary donation or fee for service may be requested to cover costs. Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required. Camps must be based in Santa Monica to receive the resident rate.

 

 

FILMING USER CATEGORIES (see Exhibit D)

 

Filming

Companies or individuals desiring to take still or motion pictures in City facilities are in this category. A filming permit must be obtained from the City of Santa Monica in addition to a facility rental permit. Insurances as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required. 

 

 

SANTA MONICA SWIM CENTER (see Exhibit E)

 

Permits for the Santa Monica Swim Center shall be granted according to the priority usage categories listed below:

 

1.         City Programs

The City of Santa Monica offers a range of sports programs for youth, adults and persons with disabilities.  These programs are offered by the Community and Cultural Services Department which has first priority use of the Swim Center.  Rental fees are not applicable.

 

2.         Santa Monica College (SMC)

SMC offers a range of sports programs for students that may utilize the Swim Center.  Schedule, fees and fee waivers shall be based on a separate facility agreement between the City and SMC.

 

3.         Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD)

The SMMUSD offers a range of sport programs for students that may utilize the Swim Center.  Schedule, fees and fee waivers shall be based on a separate facility agreement between the City and SMMUSD. 

 

4.         Santa Monica-based Non-Profit Youth Aquatics Groups

A community-based athletic youth organization or aquatics group whose membership is 50% or more Santa Monica residents.  Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.  .

 

5.         Santa Monica-based Primary and Secondary Private Schools

Santa Monica-based primary and secondary private schools offering aquatics programs are in this category. 

 

6.         Santa Monica-based Non-Profit Adult Aquatics Groups

Adult aquatics groups whose membership is 50% or more Santa Monica residents are in this category.  Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.   

 

7.         Santa Monica-based Organizations and Businesses

Santa Monica residents, Santa Monica-based organizations (not meeting the criteria of user category #4 or #6), Santa Monica-based private businesses and commercial camp organizers and Santa Monica-based special event promoters are in this category.  Insurance as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required. 

 

8.         Non-Santa Monica-based Organizations and Businesses

These users meet the definition of User Category #7, however are not based in Santa Monica.

 

9.         Filming

Companies or individuals desiring to take still or motion pictures using aquatics facilities are in this category.  A film permit must be obtained from the City of Santa Monica in addition to a facility rental permit.  Insurances as determined by the City’s Risk Manager may be required.