|City of Santa Monica, California
Encircled by the words, "City of Santa
Monica, California. Founded 1875," the
seal features a mermaid and Spanish
galleon on the bay, with the sun,
mountains, clouds and airplanes behind.
A ribbon near the base of the seal carries
the city's motto, Populus Felix en Urbe
Felice, translated from the Latin as
"Fortunate people in a fortunate land."
This is the current City of Santa Monica,
California, seal which is a stylized version of the