Early in 2013 Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson asked Mickey Kantor to establish an independent, private commission to study and report on fiscal stability and job growth in Los Angeles. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also endorsed the establishment of the Commission.
Mr. Kantor invited leaders in the Los Angeles community to serve on the Commission as volunteers. They represent the broad diversity of our community - members hail from the left and the right, from labor, business, government, academia and the nonprofit world. They reside in all parts of our community and have been active for many years in Los Angeles. Most importantly, each member of this Commission cares deeply about our city and shares the desire to see Los Angeles become one of the great cities of the 21st century.
The Commission first met in April 2013, and has held numerous meetings and hearings with individuals and representatives of institutions representing much of our city. The Commission also conducted independent research.
The Commission published its first report, A Time for Truth, in January 2014. A Time for Truth is a candid assessment of the challenges and opportunities Los Angeles faces. A Time for Action is the second and final report the LA 2020 Commission will publish. This report contains a series of concrete measures which, if adopted, will enhance transparency and accountability in City Hall, put Los Angeles on a path toward fiscal stability and renew job creation in the region.