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February 16, 2006

Public-Private Financings Are Providing Billions for Infrastructure

Chicago and Indiana have made billions by partnering with private financers on infrastructure assets. Attorneys David Narefsky and John Schdmit explain how California can reap similar benefits.

February 16, 2006

Goods Movement Projects Must Candidly Account for Environmental Concerns

LAEDC's Wally Baker and environmental legislation expert Leon G. Billings explain the environmental laws that may impact expansion of the goods movement sector.

January 18, 2006

L.A. Regional Water Board Encourages Cities to Devise Innovative Solutions to Water Quality

Addressing storm water runoff and protecting aquifers is crucial for L.A.'s environment, according to Water Board Chair Susan Cloke.

January 18, 2006

‘Arcane' Political Structure Poses Significant Threat to State's Water Supply & Distribution

Michael George, CEO of Western Water, says California's water is too important to fall prey to bureaucratic inefficiency.

January 18, 2006

OCTA Responds to and Plans for Orange County's Emergence as a Truly Urban Metropolis

Under Art Leahy's guidance, OCTA prepares for a higher-density future and wins 2005 Transit Agency of the Year.

January 18, 2006

Parks Lobbies for NFL's Return to Coliseum; Seeks to Capitalize on Build-Out of Expo Rail Line

L.A. City Councilmember Bernard Parks assumes a myriad of roles to improve L.A.'s mobility and finances.

January 18, 2006

L.A. Airport Commission Chair Alan Rothenberg On LAX Master Plan

Alan Rothenberg celebrates the end of an epic battle and looks to the future of LAX and regional air travel.

December 15, 2005

MIR Readers Voice Their Infrastructure Funding Priorities for 2006

MIR readers prioritize their infrastructure wish lists.

December 14, 2005

L.A. Sanitation Director Rita Robinson Assesses ‘All Options' for Weaning City Off Landfills

After just over a year on the job, L.A. Sanitation chief Rita Robinson has her plate full with landfill options, trash haul fees, and TMDL requirements.

December 14, 2005

Greuel Assumes Chair of L.A. City's Transportation Committee; Her Goal: Finding Solutions to Gridlock

Wendy Greuel says that getting L.A. moving requires doing small fixes now and planning for big projects in the future.

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