Attachment A

Summary of Naming Guidelines

Adopted July 9, 2002

 

In naming public land and buildings, the City Council and its advisory bodies shall consider the following:  

·        Incorporating “Santa Monica” in the name where it is important for civic or other reasons for a building or facility to be identified with the City;

·        Recognizing geographic, topographic or historical features or events associated with Santa Monica;

·        Commemorating persons who have served the City in an exceptional manner;

·        Commemorating persons who have served the state, nation, or world in an exceptional manner and who have an association with the City;

·        Commemorating persons who have served the state, nation, or world in an exceptional or distinguished manner where the contribution is of such major significance that a local association pales in importance;

·        Commemorating individuals or organizations who have made important donations of land, funds or materials, equipment and/or facilities; and

·        Avoiding recognition of those whose contribution has been appropriately recognized in other city venues or by other means.

The City Council will not name any buildings, land or facilities after current office holders.