Los Angeles’ Approach to Infrastructure with Adel Hagekhalil

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Adel Hagekhalil, General Manager & Executive Director of City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Street Services and former Assistant Director with Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation, joins The Water Values Podcast to share his approach to infrastructure assessment, team and culture building, and a holistic approach to infrastructure, which have all been leveraged to improve Los Angeles’ infrastructure story. Adel also discusses the interrelationship of street and road infrastructure with water infrastructure. I could have spoken with him for days. When I listened to this again, I couldn’t have been more impressed with Adel and his genuine nature. Adel just oozed authenticity and knowledge. Los Angeles is lucky to have him, and I hope you appreciate Adel’s wisdom in this episode.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Adel’s experience in the water/wastewater/stormwater sector
  • How Adel undertook the massive infrastructure assessment process in LA
  • Adel’s advice on building a culture of achievement in your utility
  • Finding consensus on rate increases for infrastructure projects
  • Building community support for rate increases and for infrastructure projects
  • Unlocking synergies among infrastructure projects
  • How Adel worked on and approached the One Water LA 2040 Plan
  • The interrelationships between street and road infrastructure and water infrastructure

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