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PLACE Program (Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments)

The PLACE Program is dedicated to fostering policy change that supports the development of healthy, safe and active environments for all Los Angeles County residents.

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Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment
Attend one of 200 Parks Needs Assessment community workshops being held throughout the County from December 2015 to February 2016 to give your input on your park needs. Where are new parks, recreation facilities, and open space most needed in your community? Which parks need repair or expansion? What type of recreation facilities are most needed? To find out when and where community workshops will be held, please go to: http://lacountyparkneeds.org/community-workshop/. To download an editable meeting flyer to promote the meeting in your community, go to: http://lacountyparkneeds.org/engagement/. This is a once in a generation chance to shape the priorities for how and where park funding will go for the next several decades!

Gold Eagle Award
The Los Angeles County Healthy Design Workgroup (HDW) was honored in 2015 by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission for the work of the HDW Grants Committee. This committee works to increase funding for healthy design plans and projects; maximize the effectiveness of grant development and implementation across departments; and improve health and mobility in high need unincorporated areas. Since 2013, the committee has submitted 23 grants requesting $37 million dollars. Of these, 14 grants have been awarded for $16.4 million, and approximately $9 million remain outstanding. For this accomplishment, in October 2015, the HDW Grants Committee was awarded the Gold Eagle Award by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission at its 29th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Program.

Go Human Campaign
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) launched the Go Human campaign this fall. Go Human is a campaign to encourage Southern Californians to use human-powered transportation and change how we think about others on the road. The campaign consists of an advertising campaign to promote traffic safety, the development of resources and toolkits for cities and organizations and the support of events across the region that encourage walking and biking. DPH is an active partner on this campaign. Learn more at Go Human.

City of Los Angeles Vision Zero
On August 24, 2015, City of Los Angeles’ Mayor Garcetti signed his 10th Executive Directive, launching a citywide Vision Zero initiative. The directive establishes that safety is the number one priority when designing and building streets and sidewalks. The City aims to reduce traffic fatalities citywide by 20% by 2017, and eliminate traffic fatalities citywide by 2025. To learn more more about the initiative, please visit the City’s Vision Zero website.

Download Flyer Park Needs Assestment


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