Goals

We want to hear from you!

We know that City employees have great ideas for how we can make our City more efficient and provide better service to our residents. Every City employee is encouraged to submit ideas! Ideas will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The best ideas will be funded in the order in which they are received. Don't wait to send in your idea(s)!

Ideas should: 
A. Be Innovative and Original - Does the idea demonstrate how it keeps Los Angeles ahead of the curve and the creativity that is the hallmark of our City?
B. Support Greater Efficiencies - Does the idea improve a process, save time, increase collaboration among departments, provide the potential for long-term benefits, or generate revenue and/or cost savings?
C. Emphasize Priority Outcomes and Quality of Life - Does the idea help create a prosperous City, a livable and sustainable City, a safe City, and/or a well-run government?
D. Be Feasible and Measurable - Can the idea be executed and measured within six to 12 months of being funded? Does the idea need funding year after year or only one time? A one-time award from the Innovation Fund should be sufficient to implement your great idea. Prior to award, each project should have clear metrics for evaluating the impact of the idea, and the Commission and staff can help develop those metrics.

Funds will be provided to the department that will implement the What IF idea.