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April 30, 2004

USC's Keston Institute Encourages Fresh Look At State Transportation Finance And User Fees

A report prepared for state Secretary of Business, Transportation & Housing Sunne McPeak on shoring up the state's infrstructure financing.

April 30, 2004

California Should Follow Texas' Lead For Financing Transportation Infrastructure

Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies at the Reason Public Policy Institute, addresses the need for California to look at alternative financing vehicles for transportation projects.

April 30, 2004

New GM Of L.A.'s Bureau of Sanitation Opines On City's Unheralded Mission: A Landfill-Free City

A conversation with Rita Robinson about the challenge of closing L.A.'s landfills by 2020.

April 30, 2004

SCAQMD Struggles To Bring the Region Into Compliance (Conformity) With Federal Mandates

Dr. Elaine Chang discusses the struggle to keep the greater L.A. metropolitan area in compliance with federal air quality standards.

April 30, 2004

Port Of Long Beach's John Hancock On Balancing Economy & Environment

The President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners discusses the challenge of maintaining one of the world's busiest Ports in one of the world's fastest growing regions.

April 30, 2004

Former State Finance Director On State Budgets Past, Present & Future

Former state senator and finance director Steve Peace discusses the state's current fiscal challenges, the prospects for comprehensive structural reform, and California Today.

March 31, 2004

Councilman Weiss Opines On Homeland Security And L.A.'s Cable Franchise Renewal Process

Jack Weiss, Los Angeles City Councilmember, addresses the state of homeland security preparedness in the Los Angeles area as well as the ongoing process to renew cable television franchises in L.A.

March 31, 2004

L.A. Council Pres. Padilla On Need For Cities To Protect Themselves From The State

Los Angeles City Council President, and League of California Cities Vice President, Alex Padilla, addresses the budgetary challenges cities face in the absence of constitutionally protected revenues.

March 31, 2004

L.A. County CAO Assesses The State/Local Budgetary Environment Post Passage Of Props. 57 and 58

Los Angeles County's Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen reflects on the passage of Propositions 57 & 58 and how he will approach this most difficult budget season.

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