Outreach & Engagement

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Below is a short compilation of engagement strategies and case studies that can be used to help develop and execute a communications plan around building inclusive community-driven multi-benefit projects. Community-based organizations (CBOs) should always be considered to help implement engagement throughout the process. For more information on CBOs in your area, review the map and list (coming soon).

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Best Practices for Community Engagement and Building Successful Projects

Source: California Climate Investments, 2018

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A Time of Opportunities: Water, Health, and Equity in the Los Angeles Region

Source: Prevention Institute, 2018

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DAC Outreach Evaluation Study: An Analysis of Tech Assistance and Outreach Methods

Source: Council for Watershed Health, 2014

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Greening In Place Toolkit: Protecting Communities From Displacement

Source: Audubon Center at Debs Park, 2020

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Liquid Gold: Communicating About Stormwater In Los Angeles

Source: Luskin Center - UCLA, 2017

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Engaging Disadvantaged Communities In Resource Management: Case Studies

Source: Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, 2013

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Planning for Healthy Communities: SB 1000 Implementation Toolkit

Source: California Environmental Justice Alliance and Placeworks, 2017

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Political Engagement Strategy - Quick Tips

Source: DakeLuna Consultants, 2015.

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATION

 

It's important to leverage other engagement happening in the region to avoid community burnout and duplication of effort. Below is a shortlist of programs running parallel to Measure W (Safe Clean Water Program) that should be taken into consideration when planning outreach.

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Greater LA County Disadvatanged Community Involvement Program (DACIP)

A component of the DWR Integrated Regional Water Management Program

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Measure A:
Parks and Open Space Technical Assistance Program

Managed by the County Regional Parks and Open Space District

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Countywide Sustainability Plan Implementation

Managed by LA County Chief Sustainability Office

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LA River Master Plan

Managed by County Public Works