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:
“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;
geographic, topographic or historical features or events associated with Santa
persons who have served the City in an exceptional manner;
persons who have served the state, nation, or world in an exceptional manner
and who have an association with the City;
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;
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.