At this moment of crisis, Culver City has the opportunity to set the stage for a major leap forward as a city and a community. Before the Covid-19 virus brought the world to its knees, the city was engaged in tremendous growth, but also faced the extreme challenges that sudden growth brings with it. An independent city at the heart of the LA metropolis, Culver City still benefits from the advantages of a small, nimble, adaptive, flexible and innovative community. Culver City Bounce Forward is taking these advantages, and through research, analysis and planning, helping to prepare the city to leap back into action and growth.
Focused directly on actionable recommendations and implementation, Culver City Forward (CCF) and the RAND Pardee Center (RPC), with financial support from Redcar Properties, are collaborating to develop a plan to help Culver City navigate the first six months (and the rest) of 2021 so that it can bounce forward from the COVID-19 pandemic to best meet its long-term goals. The objective is to foster a community collaboration across all sectors of the city that will focus on actions that the city government, businesses, and community can undertake in 2021 to help the achieve the goals articulated in the ongoing General Plan Update.
This effort explicitly considers goals during and beyond immediate recovery, including preserving government solvency and services for the community during and after recovery, and continuity for residents in their homes and ownership in their businesses. We are researching and developing policies and initiatives that can be harmonized across the city’s systems and institutions to achieve synergies and avoid inconsistent or conflicting outcomes. What is the optimal balance locally between public health and economic sustainability?