Government Innovation


Innovative funding to ‘spark’ change in government by supporting pilot programs and high risk expansion that help government work better for residents.

2022-10-10T00:31:35-07:00September 22, 2022||

Mayor Eric Garcetti Meets With Community Leaders To Urge Neighborhood Census Action

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined members of the Koreatown community this evening to highlight the City’s Census Goodwill Ambassadors program, which empowers local residents to educate their neighbors on the importance of the Census, encourage participation in next year’s tally, and ensure a full and accurate count in 2020. “The Census is the largest civic action in our country, and we can all carry a simple, clear, and unmistakable message: in our city, everybody counts,” said Mayor Garcetti. “With our Census Goodwill Ambassadors helping to lead the charge, we can ensure that immigrant households, communities of color, low-income Angelenos, [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:20-07:00December 3, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti And USGS Announce Key Updates To ShakeAlertLA

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti was joined by leaders from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and CalTech today to announce critical updates to the ShakeAlertLA app that will lower the notification threshold across Los Angeles County. Starting this month, the nation’s first publicly available early warning system will alert residents to earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or larger; the previous threshold was magnitude 5.0. “Every day we are communicating the importance of preparedness, so that every Angeleno has the tools and resources they need to build a better life — and then protect that life when disaster strikes,” said Mayor [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:20-07:00August 16, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|


An innovative and prosperous city needs protection from the latest threats. With support from MFLA’s SPARK grants, this partnership builds the foundation for the nation’s first-ever city-based cybersecurity lab.

2022-11-29T13:44:08-08:00May 1, 2019|, |

Mobility & Transportation

With support from the Toyota Mobility Foundation, a set of innovative machine learning technologies help traffic planners study the movement of pedestrians and bicycles, maximizing safety for everyone on the road.

2022-11-29T13:52:13-08:00May 1, 2019||

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Entrepreneurs In Residence To Increase Diversity In Film Industry

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Theresa Kang and Amir Shahkhalili, Partners at WME, and Kevin Iwashina, Senior Associate at Endeavor Content, will serve the City of Los Angeles’ 2019 Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program, an initiative that enlists some of L.A.’s most accomplished business minds to build stronger industries across the City. The Endeavor team will leverage its institutional knowledge and relationships with leading artists and content creators to expand Mayor Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF) — a public-private partnership that creates new career opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. “Endeavor is at [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:21-07:00January 24, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Nation’s First Publicly Available Earthquake Early Warning Mobile App

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of ShakeAlertLA, the nation’s first publicly available earthquake early warning mobile application. The launch fulfilled his 2017 promise to launch the app by the end of 2018. “Angelenos should have every chance to protect themselves and their families when there's a major earthquake,” said Mayor Garcetti. “We created the ShakeAlertLA app because getting a few seconds' heads-up can make a big difference if you need to pull to the side of the road, get out of an elevator, or drop, cover, and hold on." ShakeAlertLA is a pilot project, in collaboration [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:40-07:00January 3, 2019|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces 2017 Entrepreneurs In Residence

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced his selections for this year’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program, an innovative initiative that connects some of L.A.’s most accomplished entrepreneurs with future business leaders and job creators. This year’s EIRs are Dr. Tanya Petrossian, a renowned biotech researcher and entrepreneur; and Ellen Chen and Mario Del Pero, co-founders of Mendocino Farms. “Los Angeles has one of the most robust start-up ecosystems in the world — and I am determined to do even more to help it grow,” said Mayor Garcetti. “There are no limits to what we can accomplish when we put [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00October 2, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Nation’s First City-Based Cyber Lab

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti is strengthening cybersecurity for L.A. businesses and residents with the launch of America's first city-based Cyber Lab, a public-private partnership that will analyze nearly a billion potential threats every day, and block millions of attacks from penetrating City systems. The Los Angeles Cyber Lab — formed in partnership with Cisco — builds on the Mayor's second Executive Directive, which created a Cyber Intrusion Command Center to lead cybersecurity preparation and response across City departments. The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00August 15, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches New Public Portal To Maximize The  Value Of City Property

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has launched a new online portal that will help the City maximize the value of its property, and more efficiently provide options for affordable housing, homeless service facilities and other priorities. The comprehensive, searchable property database will enable staff to manage City property more effectively, and allow the public to track the development of community assets like police and fire stations, libraries and public parks. The portal is available at "City-owned property is one of our most valuable assets, and we must maximize its value to advance critical priorities like building affordable housing and expanding [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:47-07:00August 7, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund For Los Angeles Wins National Award For Building Stronger Communities Through Government Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced that the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was among the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. "We created the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles to develop innovative collaborations that help make Angelenos' lives better," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "That work, honored with this award, has made it possible for our public programs to have a broader reach with a real impact on safer, healthier neighborhoods throughout L.A." The Fund was recognized for the critical support it facilitates for Summer Night [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:03-07:00April 25, 2017|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Signs Executive Directive To Protect Worker Safety And Make The City Less Vulnerable To Risk

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has signed a new Executive Directive aimed at reducing the City’s vulnerability to risk and improving workplace safety for City employees. Executive Directive 18 (ED 18) outlines a rigorous standard for managing risks throughout the City by creating increased accountability. It sets forth a series of specific instructions to improve the way City departments report, analyze, and strategically reduce risks through data analytics and improved technology infrastructure. “Our City workers keep Los Angeles running every day, and they deserve a working environment that is as safe and healthy as possible,” said Mayor Garcetti. “At the [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:04-07:00February 10, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

Transportation Tech Fellow

Embedded with LADOT, the one-year fellowship developed an action plan for Los Angeles to take advantage of technology as it looks to develop transportation solutions.

2016-10-14T13:53:22-07:00October 14, 2016||

Inaugural “Mayor’s Cup” Will Reward L.A. Entrepreneur for Innovative Solutions to Toughest Civic Challenges

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti is challenging residents to help him find creative solutions to L.A.'s most pressing challenges. Today, the Mayor announced his first annual Mayor's Cup competition, which will solicit proposals from student entrepreneurs and local academics to support local economic growth and encourage civic engagement — on issues ranging from beautifying vacant and blighted spaces, to building affordable housing. "Los Angeles is full of dynamic thinkers who work to improve our quality of life through everything from entertainment and transportation, to clean tech and manufacturing," said Mayor Garcetti. "The Mayor's Cup will incentivize the creativity of young entrepreneurs [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:08-07:00June 2, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces 2016 Entrepreneurs In Residence, Building on Innovative Program’s Successful First Year

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced this year's participants in his innovative Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program, which was launched in 2014 to connect the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the City with L.A.'s future business leaders and job creators. This year’s EIRs are Eva Ho and Jason Nazar, two renowned professionals with decades of experience building startups into strong, successful businesses. During their year with the EIR program, Eva and Jason will help to shape City policy and create initiatives designed to help entrepreneurs across L.A. They will also work with local non-profit organizations and institutions to help foster [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:09-07:00February 26, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Bloomberg i-team

L.A.’s Bloomberg Innovation Team (i-team) is a nexus for next-generation civic initiatives at City Hall. Using data-driven techniques, the i-Team generates new solutions to challenges facing L.A.

2016-02-22T05:33:02-08:00February 22, 2016||

Mayor Garcetti Announces Appointment of Transportation Technology Strategist Fellow

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the appointment of Ashley Z. Hand as the transportation technology strategist fellow at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). The fellowship is funded through a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation. “It takes ingenuity and technical savvy to plan the safe, dynamic and widely accessible transportation future that Los Angeles deserves,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Ashley has shown these qualities throughout her career, using uncommon creativity to help local governments build comprehensive networks. L.A. is defining the curve for transportation in the digital age — and Ashley will help steer us away from being the [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:29-07:00August 18, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Operations Innovation Team

Through a deep dive into LA’s bureaucratic processes and outreach to other cities, the Operations Innovation Team (O-Team) successfully delivered on its mission of aspirational government reform in the areas of wellness and safety, procurement and real estate.

2015-04-14T11:04:24-07:00April 14, 2015||
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