Bringing More Special Events to Los Angeles

Leveraging the benefits of Los Angeles to deepen pride in the city

The i-team is working together with the Mayor’s Office of City Services and several city departments to identify new ways to support special events more easily within the City of Los Angeles. Special events are not only an important economic development driver for the city, often bringing people to explore and experience different parts of the city, but also enable social cohesion, support new connections and relationships amongst neighbors and build a strong sense of neighborhood pride and identity. To date, the i-team has overseen more than 20 interviews with Department staff and individuals to understand the current process and pain points regarding special events and will in the coming year help the City Departments develop and implement a series of recommendations regarding special events permitting, funding and outreach.