Regional Planning has been assisting the Chief Sustainability Office with the creation of the first ever LA County Sustainability Plan. They brought the consultants on board in early February and have started conducting outreach. To follow the County’s efforts and also provide your thoughts, feel free to sign up and receive info or join the conversations!
The LA County Sustainability Plan (“the Plan”) is an effort to outline a bold, inclusive vision for growth that balances the co-equal values of environment, equity, and economy. In a region as large and urbanized as Los Angeles County, many of the most pressing sustainability issues are best solved using a regional approach through collaboration across city and county boundaries. Recognizing this, the Plan will be Countywide in scope, setting regional goals, targets, and strategies. With contributions from Angelenos who live and work throughout the County, the Plan will present actionable strategies that support healthy communities, environmental stewardship, and a just economy.
What will the Plan address?
The Plan will present a comprehensive pathway to sustainability addressing a wide range of subjects including climate change, water, energy, resource management, land use, transportation, open space, biodiversity, public health, economy and workforce development, housing, resilience, and governance. Countywide goals and strategies will be informed by data as well as stakeholder and community engagement. The planning team will seek input and feedback from community-based organizations and advocacy groups, County agencies and incorporated cities, the private sector, academic researchers, and the general public.
Who is preparing the plan?
The Chief Sustainability Office of Los Angeles County is leading the development of the Plan, working with an interdisciplinary team of consultants, led by BuroHappold Engineering and researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), with stakeholder engagement leadership from Liberty Hill Foundation. Additional support is being provided by Estolano LeSar Advisors; Fehr & Peers; Gladstein, Neandross & Associates; Global Green; Studio-MLA; and Raimi + Associates.
Why should I participate?
The Plan is an opportunity to shape the future of Los Angeles County. In order for it to represent the entire region, we need to hear about your priorities for the future. Your input will guide the recommendations that arise from this process.
How can I participate?
The Plan is a two-year process that began in November 2017 and will continue through 2019. There will be many opportunities to participate and share your opinion.