Board of Supervisors Take Steps to Prepare Los Angeles County for the Economic and Community Impact of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisors Holly J. Mitchell and Hilda L. Solis calling for the County’s Chief Executive Office in collaboration with the Department of Economic Opportunity to conduct an analysis within 150-days of the economic opportunities and potential impact of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games for Los Angeles County and its unincorporated communities.

“While the City of Los Angeles is the official host of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic games, the broader region will share the limelight and responsibility of being on a global stage. In my district alone, several sporting venues and neighboring communities will be impacted. This is about ensuring we are prepared for the additional support our constituents will need and can maximize the economic benefits the Games bring,” said Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, representing the Second District. “I’m excited for the opportunity to showcase our region’s unique cultural tapestry while also bringing lasting benefits and economic growth for our residents.”

“The 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games is right around the corner, and while I’m excited to welcome the world to Los Angeles, it’s critical that we ensure that our region is ready. That means uniting behind a regional approach that leverages the combined resources of our City, County, State, and Federal partners,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who represents the First District. “I’ve authored multiple motions at Metro Board and at the Board of Supervisors to that effect. The County, while not the Games host, is a critical player in making sure our residents – from our beaches to our mountains – benefit from the Games.”

The economic and opportunity analysis will also include anticipated costs to unincorporated communities, revenue-generating opportunities, expected jobs created, and proposed metrics that align with the priority outcomes identified by the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games. The motion also calls for the County’s Internal Services Department to collaborate with the City of Los Angeles to ensure that all County contracting opportunities for the Olympics are listed on the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement, which will be used for Olympic procurement.