Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team First Year Update

In July, the Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team will celebrate our official one-year marker. We are grateful for your philanthropic investment and assistance in developing the right courses of action to reform City Hall. This year, we’ve focused our time understanding the dispersed operations, defining success within the scope of best practices, and secure budgetary, legislative, and department-level support to deliver sustainable impact.

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Job Numbers and the Economy

Written by Michael Kelly In April 2016 the Federal Reserve Board of Governors said they would raise rates in the summer on three conditions: higher growth, rising inflation and further improvement in the labor market. As of today the first two have been met. Consumption surged by 7.4 percent at…

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Is L.A. Big Enough for Everyone?

Written by Michael Kelly The City of L.A.’s operations are relatively simple compared to L.A. County and other large cities such as New York and Chicago. City Hall is not responsible for many large, complex and politically charged civic functions such as education, healthcare and hospitals, social services and welfare,…

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The Modernization of LAX

Written by Michael Kelly Background LAX’s modernization is playing a significant role in driving L.A.’s economy – by 2023 LAX will have spent more than $14 billion to renovate and rebuild the airport. Additionally, a recent study by LAEDC found that LAX’s operations create 620,610 local jobs, and its on-going,…

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Why the Increase in Crime in Los Angeles?

Written by Michael Kelly, September 28, 2015 On September 13, 2015 the Los Angeles Times ran an article entitled A rise in violence plagues South L.A.: ‘We can’t police our way out of this’, in which L.A. Police Deputy Chief Bill Scott was quoted as saying that “a lack of…

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Delta Magazine – A Profile of Los Angeles

The L.A. Coalition partnered with Mayor Garcetti and the L.A. Tourism & Convention Board to showcase L.A., as a place to invest in and visit, in Delta Magazine’s May 2016 issue. The link to the profile can be found here: [here]

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L.A.’s Economy – What Does it All Mean

Last week the Southern California Association of Governments hosted its six annual economic summit to highlight their economic research on Southern California’s six county region. L.A. County’s unemployment rate now stands at 5.7 percent, which is 7.5 percentage points below its July 2010 peak of 13.2 percent, but still higher…

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Who Does Shape Land Use Decisions in L.A.

The most important tools of local government for shaping the economy are indirect but very powerful over the long term – land use and transportation. A newly formed group – Coalition to Preserve LA – contends that L.A. city government is not doing a very good job adhering to its…

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Technology-Enabled Changes in the Nature of Work. 

The “gig economy,” the “on-demand economy,” the “sharing economy,”— whatever term we use, there’s a lot of talk about rapid technology-enabled changes in the nature of work. The fact is we are living in an increasingly connected world, with new tools and opportunities, commerce transacted on digital platforms and many…

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