The City of Santa Monica has been awarded $1 million after being named one of the five winners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge.
The Challenge is a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve the well-being of the nation.
Santa Monica received the innovation prize to implement its idea to become the first City in the US to measure wellbeing at the local level, and use that information to drive the City’s decision-making process in order to address critical wellbeing gaps in the community. Santa Monica was selected as a Mayors Challenge winner out of a pool of over 300 applicant cities, based on four criteria: vision, ability to implement, potential for impact, and potential for replication.
Read more at the Santa Monica Mirror