July 2013

July 11, 2013

Plaintiff Yuval Bar-Zemer Challenged LA City ‘Arts District’ BID, and Judge Ordered Dissolution

Yuval Bar-Zemer, co-founder and managing partner of Linear City, the developer of the 7+Bridge Lofts in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, discusses the lawsuit against the Arts District Business Improvement District, which was recently decided in favor of the plaintiffs.

July 11, 2013

New AltaSea Project on LA Port’s Dock 1 Will Be Transformative

Leonard Aube, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, and Cindy Miscikowski, President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, discuss the development of the AltaSea marine research center at the Port of Los Angeles.

July 11, 2013

Bill Witte’s Commencement Remarks to Graduates of Penn’s School of Design and Planning

Real Estate developer Bill Witte's commencement remarks to the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design class of 2013.

July 8, 2013

Metro's Doug Failing on County Transit Agency's Embrace of Public-Private Partnerships

Doug Failing, Executive Director of LA Metro's Highway Programs, proudly shares the agency's $700 million test of the value of public-private partnerships to finance and accelerate planned transportation upgrades.

July 8, 2013

LA Roast - (TJ) Plunkitt explains it all… LA's Answer for Gridlock: A Streamlined Planning & Permitting Process!

TPR's fifth exclusive interview of a new arrival to Los Angeles, an especially well-informed political and humanistic observer of local government, TJ Plunkitt, a direct descendant of the infamous George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall.

July 3, 2013

ISO Chair Bob Foster on California’s Energy Future without San Onofre

TPR asks Long Beach Mayor, ISO Chair, and former SCE president Bob Foster what impact the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant will have on energy supply in the Southland.

July 2, 2013

Zev Yaroslavsky Lauds Outoing Mayor Villaraigosa’s Transportation Legacy

LA County Supervisor and Metro board member Zev Yaroslavsky considers Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's transportation legacy and the future of transit development in Los Angeles.

July 1, 2013

LA Councilman Mitch Englander's Goal for Merging LA's City Planning with Building and Safety: A Streamlined Process

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch Englander explains his move to merge the Department of City Planning with the Department of Building and Safety.

June 12, 2013

Rick Cole: City Planning in Los Angeles Surrenders in Merger to 'Create Efficiencies'

Rick Cole, former City Manager of Ventura, analyzes the upcoming merger of Planning with Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles.

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