Garden Grove identified a local neighborhood that would benefit from a multi-year initiative to engage the community, enhance quality of life, and empower stakeholders to take ownership of the area. The City solicits residents' input and coonects them to/creates rescources.
In 2013, the Departments of Civic Innovation, Planning, and Public Works developed the LIZ program. This partnership with designers and community stakeholders creates temporary installations that enhance public spaces, encourage public engagement and inform capital investments.
In 2015, the Mayor's Office of Civic Innocation, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and SFMade engaged in a one-year public-private partnership. This project's goal was to define the city's advanced manufacturing ecosystem and develop strategies to support it.