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About Us

Misson Statement

We are a group of Santa Monica residents who have come together to save our historic Civic Auditorium as a music, performing arts and cultural center.


We want to stop City Council from shortsightedly selling off this iconic community asset that belongs to ALL OF US and encourage Council to find an entity to restore The Civic to its intended purpose as a venue for the performing arts, music, and other community events.


Join us! Together we can find a path forward that will benefit all Santa Monicans for generations to come.

Thank you,

Victor Fresco

Diana Gordon

Sherrill Kushner

Lori Nafshun

Bea Nemlaha

Save the Civic Steering Committee


Advisory Council


Welton David Becket Family

Civic Auditorium Architect

Dale Bell

Filmmaker; Emmy, Peabody & Academy Award Winner for Woodstock

Paul Cummins 

Educator and Founder of Crossroads, New Roads schools


John Densmore

Drummer, The Doors

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1993


Laddie John Dill


Peter Erskine

Two-time Grammy winner, jazz, drummer, Weather Report

Jane Jelenko

Founding President–Center Dance Arts at the Music Center


Nathan Masters

Historian & Host of PBS Lost L.A.


Benjamin Millepied

Artistic Director LA Dance Project


Ted Miller 

Creative Artists Agency, Partner

Louis Naidorf

Architect, designer of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Becket & Associates, 


Paul Sand

Tony Award-winning Actor & Comedian


Ann Thornycroft 



Brian Wilson

The Beach Boys, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 1988, Songwriter, Record Producer


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