UCLA Blueprint Enjoys Debut Night

Magazine tackles tough issues

Blueprint hit the ground running Wednesday night with a rousing example of what it can do and what it can be.

Hosted by Chancellor Gene Block at his official university residence, some 150 elected officials, journalists, judges, academics and students gathered to celebrate Blueprint, discuss its first issue and consider the challenges it examines – notably, the marshalling of research and data in pursuit of public safety.Mayor Eric Garcetti, fresh off Wednesday’s City Council approval of his proposed hike in the Los Angeles minimum wage, said data now drives decision-making across all departments in his administration. Already, the use of data has revolutionized policing; now, he and his aides are applying it in other fields, seeking to develop and employ metrics that will improve services from DWP call times to Fire Department response times. Read more


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