The City of Culver City, with a population of 40,000, is eight miles from Downtown Los Angeles and five miles from the Pacific Ocean, near the intersection of the Santa Monica and San Diego Freeways. A Charter City which incorporated in 1917, Culver City has a Council/CAO form of government and provides a full range of municipal services. The City has almost 650 employees and a current annual operating budget of $106 million.The City prides itself in having stable, delightful neighborhoods with numerous parks, excellent schools and a diversified economic base. Deeply rooted in the entertainment industry, the City is home to major movie studios and post-production houses. In addition, traditional manufacturing, strong retail and an active health care industry support the diversified portfolio. With one of the State's most successful redevelopment agencies in place, the City has been able make great improvements in recent years.