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May 11, 2018

November Water Bond Promises $8.9 Billion Towards Securing California’s Future

TPR sat down with Jerry Meral, official proponent of the November water bond, to discuss the priority projects that the bond would fund.

April 16, 2018

Evidence of the Changing Face of Retail: LA’s Westside Pavilion

Larry Kosmont of Kosmont Companies comments on the recent news of the retrofitting of the Westside Pavilion to office space, and the future of municipal sources of funding.

April 16, 2018

SB 35 & The Promise of Ministerial CEQA Review

Holland & Knight partner and land use expert Jennifer Hernandez explains how implementing SB 35 (authored by Sen. Scott Wiener in 2017) is leading to increased affordable housing at a project in Berkeley.

April 16, 2018

Mark Pestrella on LA County’s Transformative Stormwater Plan

Pestrella, the head of the County's Department of Public Works shares the vision for the recently released Safe, Clean Water program.

April 10, 2018

"If SB 827 Were Law When LA County's Measure M Was on the Ballot, It Would Have Failed!" -Denny Zane, Move LA

To unpack the impacts of SB 827 on housing affordability and transit goals, TPR turned to Denny Zane of Move LA and Cynthia Strathmann of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE).

April 10, 2018

BIA Roundtable: Scott Wiener on SB 827 & His Statewide Upzoning Agenda

Sen. Wiener covers the slew of amendments and changes he has incorporated into SB 827.

April 9, 2018

UCLA’s Michael Storper on Squaring Urbanism & Density

Professor Michael Storper of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs outlines why the broad-brush of SB 827 will likely led to increased displacement and contradictory effects.

April 9, 2018

Helen Leung Argues ADUs Make a Positive Contribution in Combating CA's Housing Crisis

Co-director of LA-Más Helen Leung explains how Los Angeles is working to increase ADUs through its Highland Park pilot project, as well as improving financing instruments for ADU construction.

April 9, 2018

Carlyle Hall Opines on LA City’s Forfeiture of Local Control Over ADUs

Land use attorney Carlyle Hall takes on the lack of leadership by Los Angeles officials in establish local ADU controls.

April 9, 2018

Sen. Bob Wieckowski on His SB 831 and the Need for ADUs

Bay Area State Senator Bob Wieckowski's SB 831 aims to eliminate impact fees for ADUs and create an amnesty program to bring the 200,000 unpermitted units in California into compliance.

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