The EC Equitable Economic & Community Development Committee is a collaborative committee of the former Economic Development and Land Use & Environment Committees.
The EC Equitable Economic & Community Development Committee monitors and fosters deliberation around emerging economic development, environmental justice, and other community development issues, initiatives, and legislative policies in the LA County Second Supervisorial District (SD2). This committee advises Supervisor Ridley-Thomas on key issues impacting equitable economic development and community design and adds particular insight in the areas of affordable housing, emerging economic sectors, water and energy efficiency, transportation and access to green spaces, as these issues impact the socioeconomic and physical ecosystem of SD2 directly and the County of Los Angeles as a whole.
- Identify emerging economic and environmental justice issues in SD2 and determine how to influence and develop policy.
- Educate and inform the community about key economic policies, land use, economic and environmental initiatives impacting SD2.
- Collaborate and link the SD2 office with the community through the Empowerment Congress Equitable Economic & Community Development Committee.
- Support the work and activities/events of the individual EC Equitable Economic & Community Development Committee members and the community at large.
- Addressing the affordable housing shortage
- Increasing awareness of and access to procurement opportunities within the County Procurement Division for businesses in or serving SD2
- Promoting employment opportunities with major contractors funded with County funds via Project Labor Agreements
- Fostering dialogue around gentrification and its impact on communities, including protection of tenants’ rights and preservation of open space