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Peer Group - LA Funders’ Collaborative: Billions for Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Communities? Opportunities for Engagement

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm PST
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles at California Community Foundation
281 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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SCG and the Los Angeles Funders' Collaborative invites you to join a funders-only briefing to learn about opportunities to harness new policies and public funds to create healthy, equitable and sustainable communities in Los Angeles County. 

On November 8th, voters in Los Angeles County will decide on a spectrum of ballot measures that will shape the future of the region, specifically as it relates to transportation, parks and housing. At the county level, these include Measure M, which would generate over $120 billion to build out the transportation system and Measure A, which would create $6 billion in new funds for parks. In the City of Los Angeles, two measures would influence future development and the creation of affordable housing: the Build A Better Los Angeles Initiative, which shapes where and what kind of development happens in Los Angeles and Measure HHH, which would generate $1.2 Billion for supportive housing for the homeless.

This briefing will be moderated by Beatriz Solís, Program Director, Healthy Communities (South Region) at The California Endowment, and will include:

  • Dr. Fernando J. Guerra, Founding Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University
  • Vince Bertoni, Planning Director, City of Los Angeles

At this briefing you'll learn about how the recent election will impact Southern California and how, if passed, these measures will get incorporated into planning processes that will ultimately shape the region. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in conversations in smaller groups with other funders and to discuss how funders can make a difference.

Lunch will be served.

Previous Los Angeles Funders Collaborative funder briefings in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers have explored:

To continue the conversation, the Los Angeles Funders’ Collaborative also invites you to attend their 2nd annual holiday happy hour on December 1st, from 5 to 7pm.

Speaker Biographies:

Vince Bertoni
Planning Director, City of Los Angeles

Vince Bertoni has 27 years of professional planning experience. Previously, Vince served as Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Pasadena, Deputy Planning Director for the City of Los Angeles and as Planning Director for the cities of Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, and Malibu. Vince is a member of the California Planning Roundtable and has held several leadership positions with the California Chapter of the American Planning Association including President, Vice President for Policy & Legislation, Director of the Los Angeles Section, and Co-Chair of the American Planning Association’s 2012 National Planning Conference. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities and as President of the League’s Planning & Community Development Department. Vince has been active on statewide legislation, having served on the Housing Element Reform Working Group formed by the State Assembly and Senate and having testified before the State Senate on infill real estate development strategies. Vince has a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation and Urban Geography from San Diego State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Fernando J. Guerra
Founding Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University

Fernando J. Guerra has served on standing commissions, blue ribbon committees, and ad hoc task forces for the City of Los Angeles, the State of California, and regional bodies in Southern California. He is a source for the media at the local, national, and international level and has published in the area of state and local government and urban and ethnic politics. He earned his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan and his BA from the University of Southern California.

Beatriz Solís
Director, Healthy Communities, South Region, The California Endowment

Beatriz Maria Solís is Director, Healthy Communities, South Region at The California Endowment.  Solís is responsible for advancing the vision and strategic direction of the foundation’s Building Healthy Communities: California Living 2.0 initiative, as well as helping achieve established goals and outcomes through The Endowment’s philanthropic efforts in Southern California.  Her professional experience includes service as the director of Cultural and Linguistic Services for L.A. Care Health Plan where she was responsible for developing one of the first departments dedicated to cultural and linguistic issues in a managed care setting. In addition, she was a research associate for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and received her master’s and doctorate in Public Health from UCLA’s School of Public Health.  She has co-authored numerous articles, books, technical reports and policy briefs on a variety health and health-related issues and is a lecturer/trainer to health care providers on a variety of topics including racial and ethnic health disparities, and culturally and linguistically responsive health care, among others.

No cost to participate

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: email programsr[email protected] to register.

Note: By registering for this event, you are giving permission for SCG to share your email address with LA Funders’ Collaborative.