City Blitz

CITY BLITZ is a peer-facilitated program for sharing best practices and innovating new solutions that can fast-track municipal sustainability countywide. The program is a CSO Taskforce initiative.

CITY BLITZ is about:

  • Peer education and training 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. A successful prototype program, we expect follow-on CITY BLITZ events in other cities to launch. Watch this space.


Date: 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 Service; 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.

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.