December 2020

December 21, 2020

Can't Fix What You Can't Measure: Correcting the Record on Double Counting in State RHNA Numbers 

Embarcadero Institute president, Gab Layton, corrects the record on double counting in the state' RHNA numbers and argues that any state-adopted methodology tied to critical funding ought to be accurate, defensible, and based in fact.

December 21, 2020

Terry O’Day on Public Accountability & Santa Monica City Governance Challenges

TPR interviewed Terry O’ Day, Santa Monica's outgoing Mayor Pro Tempore, on how the city realigned spending priorities to survive this year’s public health crisis while also navigating a nationwide reckoning with racism in policing.

December 21, 2020

Mark Ridley-Thomas' TPR Exit Interview from the LA County Board of Supervisors

TPR’s exit interview with former Supervisor, now-Councilmember Ridley-Thomas appropriately focuses mostly upon his accomplishments on the county board and his significant economic development initiatives relating to housing, mobility, and LA’s burgeoning bioscience industry.

December 1, 2020

Rick Cole Sees Opportunity for 'Grand Bargain' on Housing 

Rick Cole offers his outlook on what can be accomplished statewide on housing and how the state can effectively assist and motivate local governments to meet affordable housing production goals.

December 1, 2020

Reclaiming Streets as Public Space: The Dutch Approach to Aligning Mobility & Public Place Making 

Through the Dutch tradition of design thinking, centering pedestrian use, and prioritizing public space, Daan Zandbelt shares how Dutch streets were “reclaimed” from cars from the 1970s and transformed into the multi-modal hubs as we know them today.

December 1, 2020

State Auditor Finds California's Housing Agencies 'Ineffective' at Supporting Affordable Housing

TPR excerpts a recent report from the California State Auditor, which concludes the state lacks a sound, well-coordinated strategy to effectively use financial resources to support affordable housing and lacks oversight to ensure that cities and counties are doing their part to facilitate the construction of affordable housing.

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