City Impact Lab is a monthly breakfast attended by a diverse range of distinguished Los Angeles leaders. Every month, we feature a new speaker and engaging workshop activities — CURRENTLY HELD ONLINE!
James K. Hahn has had a lifetime of public service having been elected to all three citywide offices in the City of Los Angeles culminating as Mayor from 2001 to 2005. And two decades before COVID19, he led Los Angeles and the region during a previous unprecedented global crisis in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.
During his tenure, he made public safety paramount which led to a significant reduction in crime across the city. As City Attorney, Hahn worked to rid LA’s neighborhoods of gang activity through the use of gang injunctions. He was involved in crafting state legislation regarding gang enforcement by writing the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act. He also re-established a domestic violence unit and sponsored over 30 pieces of relevant legislation, ensure that California had tough domestic violence laws.
While Mayor, Hahn created a $100M affordable housing trust fund, which was at the time the nation’s largest, and expanded the adaptive reuse ordinance to convert dilapidated buildings into mixed-use residential properties. Each of his budgets expanded LA’s infrastructure of parks and libraries, while simultaneously increasing their hours of operations, and included the funds to manage a summer jobs program for City youth.
He created “Teamwork LA” to improve City services and constituent affairs. He created neighborhood City Hall’s in the seven major geographical areas of the City and created the City’s 24/7 non-emergency phone line 3-1-1. He also certified over 80 Neighborhood Councils throughout the City and provided each with a budget for street and sidewalk improvements.
He continues to serve Los Angeles as a Superior court judge. Come hear this special city impact conversation with Judge Hahn.
City Impact Lab attendees come from all backgrounds, including government, the arts, neighborhoods, nonprofits, and business. Come connect with your future collaborators, mentors, and partners.
Make sure your webcam or phone/tablet camera is ready, as the program is interactive and engaging, which requires all participants to be on screen.
Each City Impact Lab breakfast begins with a presentation from a civic, business, and/or community leader who shares their personal experiences and strategies. We then conduct online activities that draw themes from the presentation and engage attendees on the challenges they are facing in their own work.
Cost: $10 (space is limited to 30 attendees, so register early. Access Pass and Partner Pass holders receive free admission)