This week, the City Council unanimously approved a citywide plan to create jobs and make Los Angeles more business-friendly.
Just 15 months ago, Council President Herb Wesson appointed Councilmember Paul Krekorian chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Job Creation Plan (Jobs Committee) to present a strategy to stimulate economic and job growth throughout the city and overhaul the way LA serves the business community. The comprehensive Job Creation Plan that was presented to the Los Angeles City Council accomplishes that goal.
Over the course of 12 public hearings, the Jobs Committee has worked with the Mayor’s office, city department leaders, and business owners and advocates to streamline LA’s policies, programs and procedures, putting the city in a proactive, pro-business and pro-jobs role.
The Job Creation Plan is comprised of 35 ideas and reforms that solve problems businesses face when they do business in or with the City of Los Angeles.
The plan creates a permanent Business Advancement Team to rapidly respond to local business needs and navigate the city’s rules and resources. It also paves the way for the Small Business Commission, an appointed body that will give business owners and experts the ability to share input directly with city policymakers. The Committee also joined the Mayor to launch a small business website with information on permits, licenses and incentives — a one stop shop for local businesses.
Some of the most important parts of the plan include: