August 2020

August 31, 2020

Citing Fiscal Emergency, Mayor Garcetti Orders Furloughs For LA City Employees 

Citing the City of LA's dire fiscal circumstances, the absence of certainty regarding future expenditures to combat COVID-19, and with no guarantee of federal or state reimbursement, Mayor Garcetti quietly declared a state of fiscal emergency for the City of Los Angeles on Friday imposing 18 furlough days on city employees. TPR shares the Mayor's order here,

August 28, 2020

Council President Nury Martinez on Addressing the Cloud of Corruption over LA City Hall

President Martinez shares her commitment both to keeping Angelenos housed during the COVID public health and economic crises and to opposing one-size-fits all housing solutions currently under consideration by the California Assembly.

August 28, 2020

California Strategic Growth Council Passes Racial Equity Resolution

The California Strategic Growth Council voted unanimously to adopt a landmark resolution committing their agencies to taking action to advance racial equity.

August 28, 2020

CA Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot on the Governor's Water Resilience Portfolio

Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot outlines the Administration’s blueprint for equipping California to cope with more extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, declining fish populations, over-reliance on groundwater and other challenges.

August 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Coalition Insights on State Budget & Tax Proposals

The Los Angeles Coalition’s “Insight on LA” breaks down California’s budget and income tax system, as well as provides changes necessary to safeguard economic development by broadening the state’s tax base.

August 26, 2020

California Legislature's $100 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan

Working groups from both houses of the California Legislature last month proposed a $100 billion joint stimulus plan to put the state on a path toward an equitable and resilient economic recovery by raising revenues without raising taxes by authorizing the state Treasurer to generate revenues by issuing vouchers for future taxes.

August 26, 2020

Studio One Eleven Expedites Bellflower Supportive Housing

Studio One Eleven Senior Principal, Michael Bohn, shares how the City of Bellflower’s self-certification code compliance process reduced regulatory delays and enabled rapid delivery of a 50-bed adaptive reuse temporary homeless shelter at a fraction of the price in just five months.

August 26, 2020

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom's commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.

August 18, 2020

Remembering Ron Deaton: Remarkable Public Servant, Accomplished and Trusted City Builder

In memory of the legacy of Ronald F. Deaton, who died August 4, TPR is honored to share words of tribute from municipal and civic leaders recognizing the impact that he had on the civic fabric of Los Angeles.

August 17, 2020

South LA Virtual Town Hall Opposes SB 1120

LA City Councilmembers Herb Wesson and Paul Koretz register their grave opposition to the one-size-fits-all bill, SB 1120, part of a suite of proposals teed up for hearing by the Assembly Appropriations Subcommittee that would be the single biggest attack to date on the residential integrity throughout the state of California—and most especially in LA's historically disadvantaged neighborhoods of color.

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