August 2016

August 24, 2016

LATTC President Larry Frank on South LA’s Newly Designated Transit Empowerment Zone

President of Los Angeles Trade Tech College and chair of the South LA Transit Empowerment Zone coalition explains how groups came together to help South LA win Promise Zone designation in June 2016.

August 22, 2016

Neighborhood Integrity Initiatives’s Letter to Mayor Garcetti: Either Lead on Planning or Voters Will

Jill Stewart, Campaign Director for the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, sheds light on her group's tactical move to meet with Mayor Eric Garcetti and provide a list of demands that must be met by August 24.

August 22, 2016

Sacramento Mayor-Elect Darrell Steinberg Shares His Priorities & Agenda

Mayor-elect Steinberg takes office in December, inheriting a region undergoing significant transformation. In an exclusive interview, the former leader of the state Senate shares his vision for reducing homelessness, diversifying Sacramento's economy, and implementing his urban infill policies.

August 22, 2016

Los Angeles' Homelessness Crisis: Leadership from Jerry Neuman and Business Community

TPR sits down with Jerry Neuman, co-chairman of Home For Good, an endeavor started in 2010 by the Business Leader’s Task Force on Homelessness, to explain how civic leaders are taking action to end chronic and veteran homelessness, and provide a blueprint for reducing homelessness in Southern California.

August 19, 2016

Senator Fran Pavley – TPR Exit Interview Proves that with Focus and Leadership, Government Works

As Senator Pavley finishes her 16-year term limited stint in Sacramento, TPR sits down with the author of AB 32 and SB 32 to understand where climate, energy, and natural resource legislation stands today.

August 18, 2016

Yes, City Planning Matters: East LA Community Groups Provide Examples For How To Engage Community In Planning Process

East LA Community Corporation President Isela Gracian and Leadership for Urban Renewal Executive Director Rudy Espinoza join TPR to discuss their work on creating a forward-looking community plan for Boyle Heights that protects residents and reflects local needs.

August 17, 2016

Climate Change Impacts on California's Water Supply Require MWD to Prioritize Differently

TPR checks in with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Manager Jeff Kightlinger on how water management continues to evolve in response to climate change and drought.

August 17, 2016

New UK International Trade Secretary Bullish on Post-Brexit California Trade & Investment

Recently appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May, Dr. Liam Fox presents his vision for strengthening trade, innovation, and international relationships.

August 15, 2016

New Santa Monica Public Works Director Susan Cline Prioritizes Sustainability

Recently named Public Works Director, Susan Cline shares her vision for continuing Santa Monica's leadership on efficient buildings, water conservation, clean energy, and integrating sustainability into all city operations.

August 15, 2016

Related's Witte Counsels Developers to Engage in “City Planning” Or Face More Anti-Development Ballot Box Initiatives

Bill Witte, CEO and Chairman of Related California, elaborates on how his company is finding ways to implement well-meaning affordable housing and density initiatives, but opines on the need for robust engagement from developers to find solutions to California's many housing challenges today.

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