The January 2017 The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) Board of Director’s meeting featured Jess Talamantes, City of Burbank Mayor and League of California Cities President of Los Angeles County Division. Below is a recap of his remarks;
Los Angeles county is made up of 88 cities and more than 4,000 square miles with a population of more than 10 million people. Mayor Talamantes shared his division’s four strategic priorities for 2017:
Influence homelessness policies through education, funding and identification of additional resources for cities that help provide a pathway to independence and self-sufficiency.
Influence housing policies to address the affordability crisis in the Los Angeles county region.
Support policies and additional funding for crime prevention and law enforcement efforts that enhance public safety and mitigate the impacts of reduced sentencing legislation.
Secure additional funding for regional infrastructure projects including transportation (streets, bridges, trade corridors, active transportation, transit, etc.) and sustainable water management systems (ground water, storm water, urban runoff, etc.)
Mayor Talamantes also shared that the division continues to welcome input and counsel from a diverse range of perspectives amongst stakeholders throughout the region, including city officials, business community and labor. “We are stronger when we work together than on our own,” he ended.
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