February 2006

March 7, 2006

MIR Extra: California's Former Governors on Infrastructure: Let Voters Decide in June

With three days to go before the March 10 June ballot deadline, California's four living former governors explain the urgency of the state's infrastructure needs.

February 24, 2006

Portland's Congressman Blumenauer Pledges to Support California's Transportation Initiatives

In a recent speech at LA's Mobility 21 meeting, Rep. Blumenauer presented a vision for 21st century federal transportation appropriations and explained why California's cities should benefit.

February 16, 2006

Deaton Tracks Progress of Prop O Programs From New Vantage Point – LADWP's GM

Former CLA and current DWP head Ron Deaton reflects on the implementation of L.A.'s $500 million Prop O.

February 16, 2006

Demand for Diverse Energy Sources Fuels BHP Billiton's Bid to Locate LNG Terminal off Oxnard

BHP Billiton project manager Rick Abel discusses how LNG ocean terminals -- such as his company's proposed project off Oxnard -- can help meet California's growing energy demands.

February 16, 2006

International Air Carriers Await Crucial Upgrades to Bradley Terminal, LAX Runways

Representing the 44 international carriers that serve LAX, LAXTEC head Frank Clark looks forward to the changes in store at LAX.

February 16, 2006

Public-Private Financings Are Providing Billions for Infrastructure

Chicago and Indiana have made billions by partnering with private financers on infrastructure assets. Attorneys David Narefsky and John Schdmit explain how California can reap similar benefits.

February 16, 2006

Goods Movement Projects Must Candidly Account for Environmental Concerns

LAEDC's Wally Baker and environmental legislation expert Leon G. Billings explain the environmental laws that may impact expansion of the goods movement sector.

February 14, 2006

Playa Vista's Phase Two Clears Hurdles; Work Continues on Roads, Schools & Parks

Playa Vista President Steve Soboroff explains how Playa Vista provides a case-study in L.A. public policy and provides a model for infill development.

February 14, 2006

Westside Developer Navigates Residential Market; Demands Mitigation of Traffic Gridlock

California Landmark's Ken Kahan presents a win-win solution for both accommodating density and easing traffic congestion.

February 14, 2006

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Champions Smart Growth, True Regional Cooperation in Twin Cities

R.T. Rybak has encouraged smart planning in his city's urban core while also reaching across jurisdictions for the good of the Twin Cities region.

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