To ensure that Santa Monica’s local economy – and the opportunities, services, and infrastructures it supports – continues to thrive long into the future, we must anticipate and plan for the technological and economic changes ahead. The City is aiming to develop a proactive, long-term economic sustainability strategy that helps our community harness disruptive technologies and trends to create a more equitable and resilient economy, which serves everyone for decaces to come.
As we build our strategy, we would like to:
We believe that new technologies and innovations may create exciting opportunities for some, while leaving others out, or even creating new challenges. Too often regionally and nationally, disadvantaged populations bear a disproportionate share of the costs for public policies and do not receive a fair share of the benefits. Without intervention, economic and technological changes could exacerbate inequities. We want to pioneer a long-term economic sustainability strategy that redresses historical inequities, improves community wellbeing, and encourages innovation.
See Attachment A for complete details and instructions.
Please note: Contractor selection date is an estimate.