October 2020

October 19, 2020

Councilmember David Ryu on Housing, Affordability & Homelessness

Councilmember Ryu elaborates on the policy failures and market realities behind the region’s affordable and workforce housing shortage.

October 19, 2020

Nancy Sutley: What Does Building Back Better Mean For Climate & Clean Energy?

Nancy Sutley shares her insights into crafting federal sustainability practice and her outlook on what a potential Biden administration might do on Day 1 to prioritize climate and clean energy.

October 8, 2020

CARB Chair Mary Nichols on Clean Air & Goods Movement

Chair Nichols opines on the suite of market-making regulations recently adopted in California and the technologies she believes are available to meet these mandates.

October 8, 2020

CTC Chair Hilary Norton Reflects on Sea Change in State Transportation Priorities in Advance of the National Election

Hilary Norton shares her priorities for the CTC and enthusiasm for creative projects that maximize benefits—and generate revenues—to support a more active and equitable vision for transportation in California.

October 8, 2020

OPR Director Kate Gordon on State’s Policy Challenge: Integrating Climate, Growth, Sustainability, Resilience & Equity to Fashion a New & Better Normal

OPR Director & SGC Chair Kate Gordon emphasizes the accountability included in SGC's recently adopted Racial Equity Resolution and the continuing need for robust stakeholder engagement in planning to avoid one-size-fits-none solutions.

October 5, 2020

Related’s Bill Witte: Regional–Rather than State–Housing Markets Ought to Be Policymakers’ Focus

Pointing to the regional metropolitan nature of housing markets, Bill Witte weighs the strategic merits of statewide efforts to compel housing density and reminds readers of CEQA's role in slowing production and inflating housing costs.

October 5, 2020

Alex Padilla, CA Secretary of State, Assures Election Safety & Integrity

California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, who reminds readers of the protections enshrined in California’s Voter Bill of Rights and highlights the measures taken—and resources allocated—by the state and counties to protect the integrity of the upcoming November election.

October 1, 2020

Sam Lubell: 6 Ways the Trump Presidency Has Impacted the Building Industry

TPR excerpts here with permission, Sam Lubell on the current federal administration's impacts on the building industry and its far-reaching implications for urbanism, environmentalism, and construction.

October 1, 2020

Embarcadero Institute Responds to Housing Formula Report Critiques

Last week TPR shared a new report from Embarcadero Institute disputing the accuracy of the state's methodology for calculating local housing needs. With the state moving to hold local governments accountable for meeting housing production goals and the report finding a 900,000 unit discrepancy, offered here is Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.

October 1, 2020

Alfred Fraijo on Accomplishing Affordability with ‘Housing Plus, Plus, Plus’

Alfred Fraijo Jr., partner at Sheppard Mullin, shares his frustration with what he sees is state inaction on housing and LA's legacy of piecemeal planning and outdated zoning.

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