In 2016, eligible teams selected and addressed one of the following five challenges:

  1. How can we better support the enhancement and beautification of city real estate assets and public property?
  2. What can we do with vacant, blighted and city-owned properties in your neighborhood?
  3. How can we build and preserve more affordable housing including incentivizing public and private investors?
  4. How can the City better connect everyday small business owners to the professional services and growth opportunities they need to thrive?
  5. How can we grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in L.A. to increase employment opportunities and provide skills to local workers?