June 2022

June 28, 2022

ARLA’s Andy Lipkis: The Value of Investing in Water Capture, ReUse, and Urban Watersheds to Address Climate Emergencies

In examining ways for the Los Angeles region to be more resilient and smart about our water use, TPR interviewed the Founder and Project Executive of Accelerate Resilience LA (ARLA), Andy Lipkis, regarding his life long quest to induce governments and individuals to adopt and invest in stormwater capture and other sustainable practices.

June 28, 2022

Transformative Capital Improvements Underway at LAX: LAWA’s Samantha Bricker

TPR spoke with Samantha Bricker, Los Angeles World Airport’s Chief Sustainability and Revenue Management Officer, about the numerous (ongoing and future) capital, operational, and workforce investments that she presently oversees.

June 28, 2022

Getting Small & Minority-Owned Firms Government Contracts with Ingrid Merriwether

In this interview with TPR, Ingrid Merriwether, the President and CEO of Merriwether & Williams, discusses her firm’s role in implementing the Los Angeles Contractor Development and Bonding Program to lift up small and minority-owned businesses to be awarded government contracts they otherwise might not be able to receive.

June 28, 2022

LA City Council Approves $11.8 Billion 2022-23 Budget – Councilmember Paul Krekorian On His & City’s Priorities

LA City Council approved an $11.8 billion budget for 2022-23. To elaborate on the latter and on ongoing Valley projects and City initiatives, TPR spoke at length with the Chair of Council’s Budget Committee, L.A. Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

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