February 2004

March 25, 2004

State Controller Steve Westly Stumps For Governor's Bailout Bonds and Elect

State Controller Steve Westly lays out the argument for supporting Propositions 57 & 58 and the case for significant electoral reform.

March 25, 2004

Without Conformity to Federal Air Quality Mandates, Regional Transit Funds Could Be Embargoed

Mark Pisano, addresses SCAG's annual State of the Region report as well as the serious implications of Southern California's conformity with the Clean Air Act.

March 25, 2004

Home Rule Initiative Proposed, State Legislature Considers Bi-Partisan Bill

Excerpt the briefing paper "Reform By Initiative: Comparing Proposals To Reform Local Government Finance"

March 24, 2004

On Time & On Budget: MTA's Rick Thorpe Brings Discipline To Project Management

Rick Thorpe discusses an amazing feat in local transportation projects: completing the Gold Line on time and on budget

February 27, 2004

Senator Vasconcellos Proposes Sweeping Reforms To State Government With SCA 14

Vasconcellos' proposed legislation is comprehensive in design, taking aim at the systemic dysfunction in California's governance structure.

February 27, 2004

Alan Casden: The Absence of Public Leadership Unreasonably Limits Region's Housing Supply

Multi-Family housing developer Alan Casden talks about his latest successs and the battles developers face to construct multi-family housing in the Los Angeles area.

February 27, 2004

General Growth Contests Caruso's Glendale Plans

General Growth Properties Group Vice President, Carol Jacobs, addresses the controversy surrounding the proposed Town Center project being developed by Rick Caruso adjacent to the Glendale Galleria.

February 27, 2004

New 558 Acre Town 'Las Lomas' Being Planned For Newhall Pass

Developer Dan Palmer talks about the planning and design principles underpinning the Las Lomas project in Northern LA County.

February 27, 2004

Ventura's New City Manager On The Value Of Smart Growth

Newly appointed City Manager of Ventura, Rick Cole, addresses the challenges ahead for smart growth in a traditionally anti-growth environment.

February 24, 2004

An MIR Exit Interview: Caltrans' Jeff Morales Resigning

Jeff Morales of Caltrans is the latest agency head to announce his resignation with the turnover of administrations in Sacramento.

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