CITY BLITZ is a peer-facilitated program for sharing best practices and innovating new solutions that can fast-track municipal sustainability countywide.  The initiative has been conceived and launched in collaboration with CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Strategic Taskforce members.

CITY BLITZ is about:

  • Peer education in best practices, with supporting resources. Including on-location visits and discussions with key experts.
  • Innovation workshops for changing the game.
  • Connection with peers.

CITY BLITZ launched in June 2018 in the City of Claremont with more than 30 sustainability professionals from six municipalities in attendance. Follow-on CITY BLITZ events in other cities are soon to launch. Watch this space.


June 7, 2018

Host: Sustainable Claremont.

Location: Harvey Mudd College (Sky Cube), 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

Program: 9:00 – 4:30. Agenda (see PDF below for details).

Speakers & Facilitators:

Sustainable Claremont – Steve Sabicer, Executive Director.

City of Claremont – Kanami Otani, Green Crew Program Manager City of Claremont – Roger Bradley, Director of Community Services; Dave Roger, Deputy Director of Community Services; Chris Veirs, City Planner.

JBohn and Associates – John Bohn, Architect.

BrownFlynn – Mike Wallace, Partner.

City of Santa Monica – Dean Kubani, CSO.

Chris Veirs, Claremont Senior Planner, leads a walking tour during the CITY BLITZ Claremont event.

Attendees included more than 30 sustainability professionals from the City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Carson, Pasadena, Pomona, and Claremont.


Steve Sabicer, Sustainable Claremont


David Roger, City of Claremont


John Bohn, JBohn Associates


Mike Wallace, BrownFlynn


Dean Kubani, City of Santa Monica


Eugene Shirley, Pando Populus

Host Committee

CSO Strategic Taskforce

Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer for Los Angeles County

Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember

Dean Kubani, Director, Office of Sustainability and the Environment, City of Santa Monica

City of Carson