Public Works has a strategic focus area of Equity, creating an environment where all communities receive the services they need.
Looking back through the decades of operations, Public Works focused on serving communities equally rather than equitably. However, Public Works is now transforming to focus on addressing historical disparities in infrastructure investments and services for communities who have not had a voice.
Public Works has a responsibility to address the health and safety impacts on communities, especially communities of color, related to public infrastructure.
As stated by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the County’s role is to build back, equitably, and has already taken several important steps: