XPLANE is excited to be selected by the City of West Sacramento to lead the development of an application for the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, a contest organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies to identify and implement the five most innovative local solutions to a problems facing cities. In its bid to be one of the finalists (out of 400 cities invited), the City of West Sacramento has selected XPLANE to facilitate the development of the creative solution to a need or problem facing West Sacramento. Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and 30 hand-selected thought partners , representing more than a dozen interest groups, including state and local government agencies, school districts, educators, land developers, healthcare providers, manufacturers, retailers, farmers, and hospitality providers are all part of the team that will work to develop the vision and plan for the solution.

XPLANE is an award-winning, global business design consultancy that uses a visualization-based, design thinking approach to help organizations innovate and perform better. Our methodology enables organizations to think differently, resulting in practical solutions that achieve better results in less time. Using this approach for the last 20 years, we’ve earned the trust of leading organizations in virtually every industry, including American Express, Proctor and Gamble, The Economist, Gates Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, Nike, and the U.S. Marines. We serve our clients from our U.S. headquarters in Portland, Oregon and from our European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Just west of the state capitol, across the Sacramento River, West Sacramento is a vibrant city that is recognized regionally and statewide for its innovative, business-friendly government, quality of life, and central location.

The City of West Sacramento’s Mission is to provide quality municipal services, city infrastructure and facilities; to inspire community improvements that add value to the lives of its residents; and to maintain a City government that is financially sound, has a superior workforce, and is recognized as a regional leader.

Long respected by industry for its prime location and strategic advantages, West Sacramento is increasingly favored by new residents and businesses that realize the city’s locational advantages. Thousands have taken notice of its riverfront beauty, business-friendly spirit, small town charm, ideal location, outstanding transportation access, and proximity to the best that the region has to offer.

West Sacramento allows residents to experience something that people often only dream about – the opportunity to work and live in the same community.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is inspired by the opportunity to find and spread innovative local solutions to national problems. We created the Mayors Challenge to celebrate the creative problem solving and incredible innovation that is happening in city halls from coast to coast. The five boldest ideas with the greatest potential for impact will win funding as well as national and local recognition.