Posted on 02/28/2022

 

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed Executive Directive 28: Securing a Legacy of Equity Through the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to establish a Games Cabinet, facilitate the coordination of City departments and key stakeholders, and ensure that all Angelenos enjoy the benefits of hosting the Games.   

“The 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games are not only an extraordinary opportunity to welcome the world to Los Angeles, but a chance to build greater equity and prosperity for all Angelenos — now and for long after the Olympic torch has been passed,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “ED28 will help us to coordinate our preparations for this international event and ensure that L.A.’s core values drive all of our planning for 2028 and beyond.” 

The Mayor’s 2028 Games Cabinet will be led by the Chief Administrative Officer and the Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, in close collaboration with LA28, the City Council, and the General Managers of the relevant departments. 

“Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028 is going to be a monumental opportunity that will strengthen our City, empower our communities but most importantly give a voice to all Angelenos,” said Councilmember Curren Price. “With the action taken today, the directive opens up the chance for our City to actively engage stakeholders in planning how large events such as the Olympics can be more equitable for everyone. This is our chance to build upon the momentum of what the Olympics signify, to solidify a more inclusive and equitable LA.”

Los Angeles was named Host City for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in late 2017.  Mayor Garcetti secured a commitment of $160 million from the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the International Olympic Committee to make sports more accessible to kids across Los Angeles ahead of the 2028 Games. PlayLA, which provides affordable and accessible sports programming to young Angelenos of all abilities, was launched in 2021 following two successful SwimLA pilot projects. It is the single largest commitment to youth sports development in California.

"The LA28 Games will showcase the best of Los Angeles to the world," said LA28 Chairperson Casey Wasserman. "With the backdrop of our creative, dynamic, and diverse city, we'll set a new standard for what the Olympic and Paralympic Games can be. Our goal has always been to bring fresh energy to the Games and no place can do that better than Los Angeles."

 

For photos of the signing, click here