Community Sustainability Program : Santa Monica


The Sustainable City Plan was created to enhance our resources, prevent harm to the natural environment and human health, and benefit the social and economic well-being of the community for the sake of current and future generations

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  • Proposed by City staff and the Task Force on the Environment in 1992
  • Adopted by City Council in September 1994
  • Comprehensive Program Update and Expansion in adopted in 2003
  • Annual status reports using the indicators

Goal Areas

The Plan includes eight Goal Areas which, taken together, present a vision for sustainability in the community:

  1. Resource Conservation
  2. Environmental and Public Health
  3. Transportation
  4. Economic Development
  5. Open Space and Land Use
  6. Housing
  7. Community Education and Participation
  8. Human Dignity

Community Sustainability