los angeles

August 2, 2013

Varun Sivaram on Powering LA City’s Future

Varun Sivaram, formerly Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's senior advisor on energy and water policy, on upgrading LA's energy infrastructure.

July 25, 2013

Metro's Leahy: TIFIA Loans Successfully Leverage Non-Federal Transportation Funding

Art Leahy, CEO of Metro, testifies before the US Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on the importance of the TIFIA loan program to transportation projects and investments.

July 23, 2013

Reform? Term Limits Have Produced an Inbred City Council

Ruth Galanter, Los Angeles City Councilmember from 1987 to 2003, examines the downsides of term limits and neighborhood councils.

July 11, 2013

Plaintiff Yuval Bar-Zemer Challenged LA City ‘Arts District’ BID, and Judge Ordered Dissolution

Yuval Bar-Zemer, co-founder and managing partner of Linear City, the developer of the 7+Bridge Lofts in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, discusses the lawsuit against the Arts District Business Improvement District, which was recently decided in favor of the plaintiffs.

July 11, 2013

New AltaSea Project on LA Port’s Dock 1 Will Be Transformative

Leonard Aube, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, and Cindy Miscikowski, President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, discuss the development of the AltaSea marine research center at the Port of Los Angeles.

July 11, 2013

Bill Witte’s Commencement Remarks to Graduates of Penn’s School of Design and Planning

Real Estate developer Bill Witte's commencement remarks to the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design class of 2013.

July 8, 2013

Metro's Doug Failing on County Transit Agency's Embrace of Public-Private Partnerships

Doug Failing, Executive Director of LA Metro's Highway Programs, proudly shares the agency's $700 million test of the value of public-private partnerships to finance and accelerate planned transportation upgrades.

July 8, 2013

LA Roast - (TJ) Plunkitt explains it all… LA's Answer for Gridlock: A Streamlined Planning & Permitting Process!

TPR's fifth exclusive interview of a new arrival to Los Angeles, an especially well-informed political and humanistic observer of local government, TJ Plunkitt, a direct descendant of the infamous George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall.

July 1, 2013

LA Councilman Mitch Englander's Goal for Merging LA's City Planning with Building and Safety: A Streamlined Process

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch Englander explains his move to merge the Department of City Planning with the Department of Building and Safety.

June 12, 2013

Rick Cole: City Planning in Los Angeles Surrenders in Merger to 'Create Efficiencies'

Rick Cole, former City Manager of Ventura, analyzes the upcoming merger of Planning with Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles.

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