LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today detailed his work to reorganize and refocus the Mayor’s office and city departments during his first 100 days in office and previewed a new website that details performance metrics tracking the city’s progress toward key priorities.
“I’ve focused on a back to basics agenda to create a stronger economy and more efficient and effective city government, and I am exercising the CEO role of the Mayor’s office to hold our city departments publicly accountable online,” Garcetti said. “We’ve cut the mayor’s office from more than a dozen deputy mayors to just four and required every department manager to reapply for their job, to make sure we move all of City Hall toward economic development and problem solving in our neighborhoods.”
Mayor Garcetti previewed a beta version of his new performance tracking website, www.lamayor.org/performance, which identifies priorities for city departments and their functions and tracks progress toward them.
Mayor Garcetti also discussed his work on DWP reform. “The voters delivered a strong mandate for reform – and I’m committed to it,” said Garcetti. “We did not settle, and as a result the contract that will soon be finalized contains tough amendments, saves ratepayers money, and clears the way for the further reforms we need.”
Mayor Garcetti also discussed his work to bring City Hall closer to Angelenos by deploying new tools to directly interact with constituents including the hashtag #LAMayor, the Mayor’s Help Desk in City Hall, Van Nuys, and coming soon to South L.A., as well as open office hours and door-to-door walks.
Mayor Garcetti spoke today at the city’s automated traffic surveillance and control center (ATSAC), an example of city government using data to guide decision making and improve quality of life in our neighborhoods.