WUF is proud to present our Annual Westside Mayors Forum, on Feb. 15, 2024 at the Helms Design Center, bringing together mayors of the Westside cities for a discussion of their land use priorities for 2024 and the ways cities are responding to pressing and long-term issues.
In 2024, our mayors will face a myriad of civic issues, including the ever-present need to advance social and racial equity. We’ll be sure to discuss a variety of topics and touch on each city’s efforts to:
Manage the growing trend of pre-emption of local authority;
Implement federal funds awarded through programs such as the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act;
Focus on local sustainability, including reducing emissions, and addressing water insecurity and stormwater management;
Prepare for major upcoming international events including the FIFA World Cup in 2026 and Olympics in 2028;
Tackle homelessness and collaborate with federal and local partners on initiatives aimed at reducing homelessness and increasing access to safe and affordable housing;
Address a large inventory of vacant office and commercial spaces, balancing the long-term need for commercial office space with the immediate need for workforce and affordable housing;
Address historic inequity and doing right by communities displaced by freeways and urban renewal; and
Improve transit service and boost ridership.
Participating Mayors will be Mayor Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, City of Culver City, Mayor John M. Erickson, City of West Hollywood, Mayor Julian Gold M.D., City of Beverly Hills, and Mayor Phil Brock, City of Santa Monica. The Moderator will be
Dr. Jimmy Biblarz, Attorney, Munger Tolles & Olson, LLP and Lecturer, UCLA School of Law
Join us for breakfast and to hear directly from our mayors on February 15th!
To register, go to WestsideUrbanForum.com