Resilient Los Angeles
In 2013, the City of Los Angeles was selected as an inaugural member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network from hundreds of potential cities across the world. Since then, Angelenos have come together to develop Resilient Los Angeles, a strategy by and for Angelenos that leverages the city’s strengths and advances new partnerships in order to prepare Los Angeles to address current and future challenges.
To create this document, the Mayor’s office led the effort to conduct in-depth research and analysis on the challenges we face as a city and incorporated input from community members, City staff, and subject matter experts. The Chief Resilience Officer from the Mayor’s Office, Marissa Aho, has spearheaded a collaborative effort to engage stakeholders across City departments, community organizations, and partners in the nonprofit, academic, and philanthropic sectors. In all, hundreds of stakeholders from across the city contributed to this process.
The next step in this process is for the Neighborhood Councils to select a “Resilience Liaison” if they have not done so already. Then, after the board selects its person, they should visit our website and register as the Resilience Liaison for their Neighborhood Council: https://empowerla.org/liaison/. This person does not have to be a board member, and the President/Chair of the NC will be the default person if nobody is chosen.
In the near future, the Mayor’s Office and EmpowerLA will co-host a Town Hall type meeting with the Resilience Liaisons from across the city to present and discuss this initiative in more detail. Neighborhood Councils will be asked by the Mayor’s Office to come up with a Resilience Plan for their areas by the end of calendar year 2019. EmpowerLA will assist and support you in that effort as we move along. For more information on Resilient Los Angeles visit: https://www.lamayor.org/Resilience. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your service.