Metro Investment Report

March 25, 2004

MIR Readers Chime In On 2004's Infrastructure And Public Investment Priorities

A select compilation of our reader's thoughtful responses on what will/ought to be the priority agenda items for infrastructure and public investment in 2004.

March 25, 2004

CSAC's Steve Szalay Analyzes The Governor's Budget Proposal & Its Impact On Counties

Steve Szalay, Executive Director of the California State Association of Counties, addresses the governor's proposal and the negotiating stratgey ahead for local government.

March 25, 2004

LADWP's Water Guru, Gerald Gewe Opines On Owens Valley, Water Marketing & Desal

Gerald Gewe addresses the Owens River project, water marketing and regional desalination prospects.

March 25, 2004

L.A. Supervisor Don Knabe On The State Budget, MTA, LAX & NFL

Don Knabe discusses the challenges he faces in his various leadership roles throughout the region.

March 25, 2004

State Controller Steve Westly Stumps For Governor's Bailout Bonds and Elect

State Controller Steve Westly lays out the argument for supporting Propositions 57 & 58 and the case for significant electoral reform.

March 25, 2004

Without Conformity to Federal Air Quality Mandates, Regional Transit Funds Could Be Embargoed

Mark Pisano, addresses SCAG's annual State of the Region report as well as the serious implications of Southern California's conformity with the Clean Air Act.

March 25, 2004

Home Rule Initiative Proposed, State Legislature Considers Bi-Partisan Bill

Excerpt the briefing paper "Reform By Initiative: Comparing Proposals To Reform Local Government Finance"

March 24, 2004

On Time & On Budget: MTA's Rick Thorpe Brings Discipline To Project Management

Rick Thorpe discusses an amazing feat in local transportation projects: completing the Gold Line on time and on budget

February 24, 2004

An MIR Exit Interview: Caltrans' Jeff Morales Resigning

Jeff Morales of Caltrans is the latest agency head to announce his resignation with the turnover of administrations in Sacramento.

February 23, 2004

Impact of State & Federal Deficits On Region's Transportation Priorities

Senator Kevin Murray discusses the potential effects of state and federal cuts on local mobility and employment, and the need to get already approved dollars on the street.



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