August 2012

August 1, 2012

Mercedes Marquez: LA City’s New Deputy Mayor for Housing

Interview with Mercedes Marquez, who, after serving three years with HUD and the Obama Administration, takes on the position of Deputy Mayor for Housing with the City of Los Angeles.

August 1, 2012

Councilman Steve Madison Opines on Pasadena’s General Plan Update

City Councilmember Steve Madison is one of the lawmakers responsible for shaping the general plan of Pasadena. In an interview with TPR, Madison details his plans to make public education a pillar of the City’s mission.

August 1, 2012

Los Angeles’ Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller Dismisses Bankruptcy as a City Option

Interview with Gerry Miller, Chief Legislative Analyst for the City of Los Angeles, on avoiding bankruptcy and balancing a budget while remaining politically neutral.

August 1, 2012

President Max Nikias’ Address to LAEDC Board: USC Investing in Southern California’s Economy

Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California, discusses the University's development projects and its overall contributions to the economy of Southern California.

August 1, 2012

AIA/LA Roundtable: Minimum Parking Requirments, Yes/No?

Roundtable discussion on AB 904, a California Legislature bill that would have erased parking minimums across the state. Featuring Mott Smith, Don Shoup, Jeff Kiernan, Dave Snow, Carl Muhlstein, and Bill Roschen.

August 1, 2012

Enrique Zaldivar Chronicles City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation’s Success

Interview with Enrique Zaldivar, Director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, on water quality and recycling efforts across the City of Los Angeles.

July 23, 2012

Congressman Blumenauer and Supervisor Yaroslavsky Assess Recently Signed Federal Transportation Bill MAP-21

A joint interview with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the implications of MAP-21 on national and regional transportation investment.

July 17, 2012

League of Cities Executive Director Implies Recent String of Bankruptcies Is Not Rock Bottom

Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the California League of Cities, discusses the specter of bankruptcy and the structural difficulties cities face in addressing their fiscal deficits.

August 1, 2012

Public & Private Benefactors Celebrate County’s ‘Grand Park’ Opening

Remarks delivered at the Grand Park opening by LA County Supervisors Gloria Molina, Zev Yaroslavsky, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Don Knabe, and Michael Antonovich; LA City Councilmember Jan Perry; philanthropist Eli Broad; and Bea Hsu, Vice President of Development, Related California.

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