ACT-LA’s 2024-2028 Strategic Plan and Name Change

ACT-LA’s last strategic plan—a collective vision of what the outcomes of our work would be for the years 2021 through 2023—was built off of experiences from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Los Angeles’ working class families faced crisis-level housing unaffordability and transit service cuts. In the last three years, we won unprecedented funding for social housing and tenant protections though Measure ULA, advocated for creation of the successful transit ambassador program, and much more.

Over the last few months, we have been meeting with our (now) 45 member organizations to envision the outcomes needed in the next five years for Los Angeles to become more equitable and just. These outcomes were collected into a five-year strategic plan for 2024-2028, which you can view below.

Our work as a coalition has evolved over the last decade, from a single transit oriented development campaign to multiple campaigns that intersect with housing, land use, and transit justice. As a result, our coalition voted to make the following changes:

  • We will now be using the name ACT-LA to refer to our coalition, retiring the name the Alliance for Community Transit-Los Angeles, and
  • We have updated our mission so that it reads: ACT-LA creates just and equitable housing and transit systems for Los Angeles, placing the interests of low-income communities and communities of color first as we work towards a more sustainable region.

ACT-LA’s 2024-2028 Strategic Plan

By December 2028 we will have achieved the following outcomes for Los Angeles:

Transit Justice:

  1. Los Angeles Metro (LA Metro) will be universally fare-free.
  2. LA Metro’s SSLE (Safety, Security, and Law Enforcement) annual budget is reallocated to care-based safety programs and infrastructure, such as those highlighted in ACT-LA’s “Metro as a Sanctuary” report.
  3. LA Metro’s freeway widening budget is reallocated to improve bus service.
  4. LA Metro’s bus service is improved through 20 new bus-only lanes, increased frequency, improved on-time bus performance, and new street and sidewalk infrastructure and treescape.
  5. ACT-LA will have quantified how our transit justice campaigns positively impact Los Angeles’ health and climate.
  6. ACT-LA will create a County-wide 30-year People’s Transportation Plan that provides a roadmap and builds organizing capacity to transform accessibility and connectivity in the region, incorporating climate goals.

Housing and Land Use Justice:

  1. 4,000 social housing units will be built, be under construction, or be created from existing buildings within Los Angeles.
  2. The LA Housing Training Hub (LA’s social housing resource center) will be fully staffed and running and working with ACT-LA members and partners on social housing developments.
  3. We will have redefined inclusionary zoning goals and won improved and expanded inclusionary zoning for LA, including strengthening anti-displacement measures and more and deeper affordability for housing.
  4. ACT-LA and partners have secured ongoing funding for land remediation.
  5. ACT-LA has strengthened the conditions for social housing in LA County.
  6. ACT-LA will have mobilized 500 people to support our social housing campaign, trained and developed 200 tenant leaders, and expanded a community member-led Social Housing Leadership Cohort.