Should Los Angeles continue to exist? In this anxious love letter, father and son Angelenos and environmentalists Bob and Rob Sipchen decide their city's fate. The Sipchens examine Los Angeles' history of water appropriation, race relations, riots, suburban sprawl, and urban gentrification. Despite its recent history, the story of Los Angeles that the Sipchens ultimately tell is not one of enmity, gridlock, and irresponsible development. Instead, they see in Los Angeles decreasing division and slackening car-dependence among its citizens who, collectively, endeavor to make the city a cleaner and sustainable exemplar for other mega-cities around the world. Consequently, the Sipchens are pleased to answer affirmatively.