November 17, 2017

Location: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Keynote Presentation: Gary Gero, a first look at LA Countywide Sustainability Plan

Gary Gero, Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Officer, addressing the CSO Taskforce.

LA County CSO Gary Gero keynoted the second meeting of the CSO Strategic Taskforce, offering members a first look at the LA Countywide Sustainability Plan. He then took members’ questions.

John Onderdonk chaired the evening, and allocated remaining time for two purposes: discussion of an upcoming project that already has keen interest among some members of the Taskforce; and a Think Wrong brainstorming session.

Project: Eugene Shirley gave an overview of CITY BLITZ, a new peer-to-peer executive education prototype in sustainability that will target municipalities across LA County.

Mike Wallace of BrownFlynn then provided a global to local perspective on sustainability and sketched how CITY BLITZ might fit into Taskforce ambitions to help create a more sustainable County.

Think Wrong: Andy Shrader, from LA City Councilmember Koretz’s office, then asked the group for assistance in brainstorming about EV charging in the city.  Four breakout groups quickly came up with clever and useful ideas.

John Onderdonk concluded by suggesting that the Taskforce appears to have momentum in meeting real needs, and proposing the third meeting be scheduled for late January.

Gary Gero, LA Countywide Sustainability Plan


Mike Wallace, CITY BLITZ: Need and Opportunity