September 2006

September 19, 2006

Bill Allen Assumes Leadership of Region's Premier Business Group

Dedicated to promoting economic growth in L.A. County, the LAEDC is targeting major growth industries to solidify L.A.'s place in the regional and global economy.

September 19, 2006

L.A.'s Stew of Zoning Laws and Vestigial Land-Use Strategies Complicate Holistic Planning & Joint Use

Attorney Ben Reznik reflects on the legal maze through which L.A.'s developers must travel en route to achieving elegant density.

September 19, 2006

Environmental Community Joins Chorus Decrying Prop 90's Potential to Cripple Quality of Life Laws

The Nature Conservancy's Suneil Thomas explains why a vote for Prop 90 is a vote for governmental chaos -- and an imperiled environment.

September 19, 2006

Kotkin Questions L.A.'s Ability to Absorb Newcomers and Maintain a Healthy Economy

Author and urban scholar Joel Kotkin assesses L.A.'s economic future once the dust has settled from the real estate boom.

September 19, 2006

New Dean of USC's SPPD Advances Bold Agenda & Priorities

USC trains leaders and policy-makers to think across disciplines under the direction of SPPD Dean Jack Knott.

September 18, 2006

Mayor Villaraigosa Entreats Federal EPA to Support Environmental Programs at L.A.'s Ports

L.A.'s mayor insists that the ports of L.A. and Long Beach cannot - and should not have to - address the nation's cargo pollution on their own.

September 18, 2006

Fleming Assumes Chair of CCRL & L.A. Chamber; Offers Business Perspective on Value of State Bonds

One of L.A.'s great civic leaders reaches out to governments, organizations, and businesses to promote the region's prosperity and quality of life.

September 18, 2006

L.A. County CAO Janssen Reflects On Fiscally Healthy but Challenged Local Government

The man behind the scenes at L.A. County government reports on the state of the county and the changing world of local governance.

September 18, 2006

SCLC Co-Chair Robert Wolf Seeks to Unite the Region in Support of Infrastructure Investment

Developer and former transportation official Robert Wolf assesses the infrastructure bonds from a region-wide perspective.

September 18, 2006

Long Beach Seeks New Investment, and EPA's Help With Port Pollution

New Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster pledges to make Long Beach friendly to businesses and more healthy for residents.



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