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|Santa Monica’s visionary Sustainable City Plan provides a blueprint
ensuring that our city meets its current environmental, economic and
social needs without compromising the ability of future generations to
do the same. The plan has concrete goals and targets for tracking Santa
Monica’s current progress on the Plan. This website, the Sustainable
City Progress Report, is the single, most up-to-date resource for
residents and policy makers alike in measuring that progress. Please
take a moment and measure Santa Monica’s progress for yourself.
GOALS AND INDICATORS
Within each goal area you will find information on Santa Monica’s sustainability Goals, Indicators and Targets.
Within each Goal Area are specific goals, indicators and
Goals comprise the core of the community vision and represent what
Santa Monica must achieve in order become a sustainable city.
goal, specific Indicators have been developed to measure progress.
Indicators are tools that help to determine the condition of a system,
or the impact of a program, policy or action. When tracked over time
indicators tell us if we are moving toward sustainability and provide
us with useful information to assist with decision-making. Two types of
indicators are tracked as part of the Sustainable City Plan. System
level indicators measure the state, condition or pressures on a
community-wide basis for each respective goal area. Program level
indicators measure the performance or effectiveness of specific
programs, policies or actions taken by the City government or other
stakeholders in the community.
Many of the goals and indicators
measure more than one area of sustainability. The amount of overlap
shown by the matrix demonstrates the interconnectedness of our
community and the far ranging impact of our decisions across
environmental, economic and social boundaries.
have been created for many of the indicators. The targets represent
aggressive yet achievable milestones for the community. Unless
otherwise noted, the targets are for the year 2010 using 2000 as a
baseline. For some indicators no specific numerical targets have been
assigned. This was done where development of a numerical target was
determined to be not feasible or where limits on data type and
availability made it difficult to set a numerical target. In many of
these cases a trend direction was substituted for a numerical target.
the Progress Report for the most most up-to-date data. For a complete
list of goals, indicators and targets, please view the Sustainable-City-Plan .
more information on the Sustainable City Plan and its implementation
please contact the Office of Sustainability and the Environment at
310-458-2213 or by email: email@example.com.