On February 18, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs held its 7th annual School of Public Affairs Day at Los Angeles City Hall.
Hosted each year by City Controller Wendy Greuel, the annual event brings graduate students from the Departments of Public Policy, Urban Planning and Social Welfare, to downtown LA to study an urban social policy issue impacting the city of Los Angeles. This year, the topic was "How should the City of Los Angeles prioritize its renewable energy goals while creating accountability to the DWP ratepayers?"
Over the course of the daylong event, students conducted a series of in-depth interviews with city and county officials, as well as civic and nonprofit leaders. Taking what they learned in the interviews and pairing it with weeks of research prior to the event, students deliberated, discussed, and ultimately presented the city with a proposed policy position regarding the issue at hand.