On Wednesday LA 2024 bid leaders completed their participation in community forums with residents in all fifteen Los Angeles council districts, a critical milestone organizers claim.
Tuesday night’s meeting at the San Fernando Valley’s Pacoima City Hall with residents of LA Council District 7 reportedly marked the culmination of more than a year’s worth of community meetings that have featured Olympians, Paralympics and bid leaders, fulfilling LA 2024’s commitment to participate in meetings in each council district as part of its January 2016 Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Los Angeles.
LA 2024 bid leaders pointed to the meetings as both a testament to the committee’s close working relationship with the City of Los Angeles and as further proof of Angelenos’ desire to host the Games in Los Angeles in 2024.
Casey Wasserman, LA 2024 Chairman said, “LA is a city that lives and breathes sport, and our conversations with Angelenos over the past year have reinforced the notion that the Olympic and Paralympic Games are truly a part of our city’s DNA.”
“Excitement for bringing the Games back to the U.S. for the first time in 28 years is overflowing in Los Angeles – 88 per cent of Angelenos support hosting the Games in 2024, according to a poll conducted independently by Loyola Marymount University.
“Angelenos’ enthusiasm has inspired our work to bring the Games back to a community that loves the Olympic movement and deliver a transformative Games in 2024.”
LA 2024 Vice Chair, Director of Athlete Relations and Olympic Champion Janet Evans said “from an athlete’s perspective, it’s difficult to emphasize enough what an asset it is to compete in front of passionate fans, in a warm and welcoming environment.”
“Having attended many of these community meetings, I have no doubt that Angelenos would relish the chance to welcome the world’s greatest athletes to our city.”
LA is competing to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games against rivals Paris and Budapest. The host city will be chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) September 13.