The Center will be presenting a status report on the City Cohorts formed as part of SCAG-Dr. Lucy Jones Center partnership for their Earthquake Resilience Initiative. The update will include the process on working with the 40 participating SoCal cities to date, the progress being made, and where the work is headed for the next 6 months. The meeting will take place at SCAG’s offices at 900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017. For more information on the CEHD committee and to see an agenda, visit http://www.scag.ca.gov/committees/Pages/CommitteeL2/SingleCommittee.aspx?CID=3.
Dr. Lucy Jones and Mayor Eric Garcetti will present a vision for the future of resilience for Los Angeles and cities across the nation. This invite-only event will bring together 100 leaders from across sectors and around the country to understand a vision of resilience will lead to economic prosperity and avoid societal collapse. Dr. Jones will share her vision for her newly formed Center for Science and Society as it works cross-sector to increase resilience a driver for decision-making across the country. A welcome reception will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The event is led by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society and co-hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In partnership with SCAG, Dr. Jones will represent the Center before the Malibu City Council to help launch Malibu’s year-long Earthquake Resilience Initiative. The goal of the Initiative, in partnership with SCAG, is to increase the community’s resiliency, or ability to respond and recover, to a large earthquake, which will lead to reduced casualties and damage, and a shorter recovery period. The Initiative will include creating an inventory of soft-story buildings and identifying incentives for property owners to improve the seismic safety of these and other vulnerable structures. Throughout the year, the City will also work to reduce non-structural earthquake hazards, conduct public outreach, update emergency plans, and hold Community Emergency Response Team (#CERT) trainings. The meeting will take place at Malibu City Hall.
In partnership with SCAG, Dr. Jones will represent the Center before the Moreno Valley City Council to share insights on earthquake risk and preparedness specific to the City and surrounding area of Moreno Valley. The presentation during the Council’s Study Session will focus on the reality of the earthquake risk, what the impacts will be, and what the city and the community can do to address that risk and reduce the impact. The meeting will take place at Moreno Valley City Hall.