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Outreach & Engagement


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.



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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Best Practices for Community Engagement and Building Successful Projects

Source: California Climate Investments, 2018

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

Source: Prevention Institute, 2018

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

Source: Council for Watershed Health, 2014

Greening In Place Toolkit: Protecting Communities From Displacement

Source: Audubon Center at Debs Park, 2020

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

Planning for Healthy Communities: SB 1000 Implementation Toolkit

Source: California Environmental Justice Alliance and Placeworks, 2017

Political Engagement Strategy - Quick Tips

Source: DakeLuna Consultants, 2015.

Greater LA County Disadvatanged Community Involvement Program (DACIP)

A component of the DWR Integrated Regional Water Management Program

Measure A:
Parks and Open Space Technical Assistance Program

Managed by the County Regional Parks and Open Space District

Countywide Sustainability Plan Implementation

Managed by LA County Chief Sustainability Office

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LA River Master Plan

Managed by County Public Works

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