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May 17, 2006

Redefining Progress Urges Policymakers to Use Market Incentives to Promote Sustainability

Michel Gelobter wants to put a price on pollution to improve both California's economy and its environment.

May 17, 2006

City Technology GM Envisions a Wired L.A. Bringing Government & Citizens Closer Together

Public internet access can help make L.A.'s citizens more productive and its government more responsive, according to Information Technology Agency Manager Thera Bradshaw.

May 17, 2006

Gold Line's Extension Heralds Rebirth of Boyle Heights & East L.A.

MTA Eastside planner Diego Cardoso explains that the Gold Line is not just about transit or engineering -- it's about building a community.

May 17, 2006

Hertzberg: State Infrastructure Bond Results from Consensus-Building & Need

Sacramento veteran and former Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg provides an expert glimpse into the process that led to the creation of this month's momentous bond measures.

April 19, 2006

Department of Water Resources Pursues Strategy of Regional, Integrated Planning

Mark Cowin offers a candid account of DWR's strategies for promoting regional cooperation and addressing the complexities of California water policy.

April 19, 2006

Western Riverside COG Contemplates Growth, Calls for I.E. to Embrace Density, Variety

Rick Bishop explains how sprawling Riverside County will have to adapt to meet the expectations of SCAG's Compass 2 Percent plan.

April 19, 2006

State Transportation Commission Sets Priorities in Absence of Bond & Prop 42 Funds

Comissioner Marian Bergeson explains the challenges facing the state's highway network and on the politics that brought down the March bond measure.

April 19, 2006

Orange County Invests in Transportation Projects, Encouraging Higher-Density Housing

Lucy Dunn, of the Orange County Business Council, touts the county's ability to pay for much of its own transportation infrastructure and looks forward to the maturation of its urban centers.

April 19, 2006

MTA's Projects Transform Region, Future Plans Require More Funding

The MTA has been building new projets and achieving greater efficiency since Roger Snoble took over as CEO, but a budget deficit and increasing demand still challenge the agency.

April 19, 2006

Port of Long Beach Prepares for More Traffic – With or Without Bond Funds

Long Beach Port Commissioner James Hankla elaborates on the port's goals and on the challenge of achieving them with uncertain funding.

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