2016 - 2021 County of Los Angeles Strategic Plan
Creating Connections: People, Communities, and Government
GOAL II. FOSTER VIBRANT AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Our investments in the lives of County residents are sustainable only when grounded in strong communities. We want to be the hub of a network of public-private partnering entities supporting vibrant communities
Strategy II.1 - Drive Economic and Workforce
Development in the County
Enhance opportunities for the business community including, small businesses and social enterprises and support local workforce job creation, private investment in the community, expansion of the local tax base, and social equity across the County’s highly diverse communities.
Issue Statement: Regional economic growth requires support for small businesses and social enterprises and development of residents’ skills needed to compete for current and future high-demand jobs.
Strategy II.2 – Support the Wellness of our Communities
Identify, support, and promote practices for higher quality of life through violence reduction, enhanced social cohesion, increased awareness of supports and services, and better physical fitness, mental health, and well-being.
Issue Statement: Community safety and health indicators show that high-needs communities experience disproportionately higher rates of violence, lack sufficient access to active transportation services and recreational/cultural activities, and are at greater risk for environmental hazards.
Strategy II.3 - Make Environmental Sustainability Our Daily Reality
Envision and implement a comprehensive and integrated approach to improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of our communities so that they may thrive now and into the future.
Issue Statement: With ten million residents, over 100,000 employees and a geographic area spanning 4,083 square miles, Los Angeles County has a regional and global responsibility to consider its impact on the environment and develop responsible policies that promote sustainable behavior in its operations and communities.