On July 1, the City of Los Angeles will see the most significant turnover of leadership in a dozen years. This turnover should bring new hope and a renewed energy for engagement in the civic arena. I have had the honor of working with many elected leaders across the country in my 40 years representing the business community. Getting a good start is important, which is why I offer our newly elected officials this bit of unsolicited advice:

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and our 1,600 members and their 700,000 employees are excited to work with our new city leaders. Together we can create jobs, grow our local economy and ensure a positive quality of life for all. Congratulations and welcome. Now, let’s get to it!