March 2013

March 4, 2013

LA Dodgers Management and Designers Highlight Stadium Improvements

TPR is pleased to share comments and interviews with management (Stan Kasten and Janet Marie Smith) and two of the three design professionals (Brenda Levin and Mia Lehrer) most responsible for enhancing the fan and player experience of a renovated Dodger Stadium.

March 4, 2013

Miguel Santana, LA's City Administrative Officer, Demystifies Next Mayor's Fiscal Challenge

At the dawn of the Los Angeles March 5th Primary Nominating Election, TPR is pleased to offer the following exclusive interview with Miguel Santana, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of LA, on the fiscal challenges facing the next administration.

March 4, 2013

Former San Diego Planning Director Bill Anderson on Reviving the City's Planning Department

Former City of San Diego Planning Director Bill Anderson discusses plans by the newly elected Mayor Bob Filner to unmerge the Planning and Development Services department.

March 4, 2013

Climate Resolve's Jonathan Parfrey Stresses Cool Roofs to Combat Urban Heat Island

TPR recently met with Jonathan Parfrey, executive director of Climate Resolve, to discuss cool roofs and the urban heat island effect in Los Angeles.

March 4, 2013

A New TPR Brew: LA Roast - Thomas Jefferson Plunkitt explains it all

TPR 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. It is important to note that this transcript of our conversation with TJ is the first of what will be a series of uncensored conversations about Los Angeles governance.

March 4, 2013

VX2013: The Smart Grid - Real or Hype?

James Kelly and Mike Montoya discuss development of a smart grid at the VerdeXchange VX2013 Conference in February. This is part one of a series also featuring Doug Kim, Osamu Onodera, and Panama Bartholomy.

March 2, 2013

Threat to Water Supply After An ‘Event’ Necessitates Delta Fix (Part II)

Part II of a VerdeXchange Conference panel focused on the vulnerability of California's Delta infrastructure, featuring Paul Brown, Paul Brown, a International Water Association Fellow, and Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council.

March 2, 2013

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Examines CEQA Reform

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole defends CEQA against both those who would reform it, and those defending it in its current state, suggesting misinterpretation of the act and the procedures developed in response have twisted CEQA in opposition of the very projects that share its goals of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

March 2, 2013

Why is Cleantech Important?

Fred Walti, Executive Director of the LA Cleantech Incubator, explores why the Los Angeles mayoral candidates should be focusing on clean technology and the growth of the green economy across the region.

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