November 16, 2016 11:30 am-1:30 pm
California Community Foundation
Billions for Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Communities? Opportunities for Engagement in Los Angeles
On November 8, voters in Los Angeles County will decide on a spectrum of ballot measures that will shape the future of the region, specifically as it relates to transportation, parks and housing. At the County level, these include Measure M, which would generate over $120 billion to build out the transportation system and Measure A, which would create $6 billion in new funds for parks. In the City of Los Angeles, two measures would influence future development and the creation of affordable housing: the Build Better Los Angeles Initiative, which shapes where and what kind of development happens in Los Angeles and Measure HHH, which would generate $1.2 billion for supportive housing for the homeless. These relate to ballot measures around the state of California.
The Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative invites you to join us for a funder-only briefing exploring opportunities for engagement moving forward to create healthy, equitable and sustainable communities on November 16, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (lunch will be served), presented in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers. The briefing will be moderated by Beatriz Solís, Program Director, Healthy Communities (South Region) at The California Endowment, and will include:
- Dr. Fernando J. Guerra, Founding Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles at LMU
- Vince Bertoni, Planning Director, City of Los Angeles
The objective for this funder briefing is to inspire, educate, and engage funders on the smart growth infrastructure related investments in Los Angeles County. The session also aims to explore funding streams and policies we can leverage to build a more equitable, healthy Los Angeles County.
At this briefing you’ll learn about how the recent election will impact Southern California and how, if passed, these measures will get incorporated into planning processes that will ultimately shape the region. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in conversations in smaller groups with other funders and discuss how funders can make a difference.
Register now for this free event or contact Ron Milam, program coordinator for the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, with any questions. To continue the conversation, the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative also invites you to attend their second annual holiday happy hour on December 1, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
This funder briefing is the fourth in a series of funder briefings hosted by the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative, in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers. Previous sessions have included:
- Innovations for Building Healthy, Equitable Communities
- The Hardest Road: Building and Equitable Los Angeles
- Climate Change, Health, and Equity