Metro Investment Report

March 31, 2004

CBRT's 'Cost of Doing Business' Report Concludes California Is No Longer Competitive

Bill Hauck, President of the California Business Roundtable, discusses the results of the Bain & Company report on the competitiveness of California's business climate.

March 31, 2004

Pasadena's Chris Holden On Bob Hope Airport's Long Range Planning

Chris Holden, Pasadena City Councilman and Vice President of the Burbank Airport Authority, addresses the potential impacts of Mayor Hahn's proposed LAX master plan.

March 31, 2004

Bain & Co. Concludes That California's Business And Regulatory Climate Is Not Competitive

Excerpt of Bain & Company's study of the competitiveness of California's business and regulatory climate.

March 25, 2004

Western Water's Michael George On The Viability Of Water Markets Post The Colorado-IID Deal

Michael George, President and CEO of Western Water Company, addresses the dynamics of California water policy.

March 25, 2004

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Extols Virtues Of Livable Communities To Mobility 21 Conference Attendees

Representative Earl Blumenauer's (D-Portland) expands upon the critical importance of Southern California's effort to coordinate its transportation planning efforts.

March 25, 2004

Commissioner Leland Wong On DWP's Agenda & Mayor Hahn's LAX Master Plan Alternative

Leland Wong, Vice President of the LA DWP Board of Commissioners, discusses the DWP's most recent renewable energy and security initiatives and Mayor Hahn's LAX modernization proposal.

March 25, 2004

League Of California City Attorneys President On Lessons Learned By Public Lawyers From South Gate

Michael Colantuono discusses the unique role of city attorneys, the League's legislative agenda & his Presidency's focus on ethics, and his views on Prop. 13.

March 25, 2004

El Segundo Mayor Gordon On LAX : What You See Depends On Where You Stand

Mike Gordon, Mayor of El Segundo, makes the case for a passenger cap at LAX and shares his vision for a regional airport system.

March 25, 2004

Hertzberg On State's Fiscal Crisis: More Than Ever, Home Rule Is Needed!

Former Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg argues the need for the California Home Rule Amendment for inclusion on the November 2004 ballot.

March 25, 2004

San Diego's Conundrum: How To Pay For Fire Preparedness & Homeland Security Without Raising Taxes?

Professor Steven Erie, Director of Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego, discusses San Diego's regional governance, airport planning, and his new book, Globalizing L.A.



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