The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the only legitimate object of good government. – Thomas Jefferson, 1809
Through the Mayors Challenge, cities were invited to propose their most innovative solutions to entrenched problems. The five solutions with the greatest potential for success will win funding to turn those ideas into reality.
Santa Monica answered this call to action with what we believe is the greatest, most challenging and pressing issue of all: protecting and promoting human wellbeing. Specifically, how can cities use limited resources more effectively to create conditions needed for people to thrive?