Santa Monica weathered the Great Recession, but faces big decisions about how to fund major public projects currently under construction.
How do City Council candidates propose to protect the city's strong credit rating? Do they have ideas for new funding sources? Do they want to cut specific programs?
Watch the short CityTV produced videos above and tell us in the comments below which candidates offer the best solutions.
For more on the Santa Monica elections, take a look at the Santa Monica Patch City Council Voting Guide.