California

July 24, 2014

The Demise of TIF-Funded Redevelopment in California

George Lefcoe and Charles W. Swenson take an in-depth look at the rise and fall of CRAs in California.

May 28, 2014

Bill Witte on Housing Affordability: A Supply and Demand Problem

Bill Witte, president of Related California, talks real estate, affordable housing, and a squeezed middle class with The Planning Report.

March 7, 2014

Economic Development in a Post-Redevelopment World

Larry Kosmont explains the tools available to create economic development in California without redevelopment agencies.

February 12, 2014

Peter Luchetti on California’s I-Bank and Promise of Public/Private Finance

Peter Luchetti discusses California's Infrastructure Bank and investments with TPR.

December 17, 2013

CARB’s Mary Nichols on the Need to Create a Sustainable Freight System

CARB Chairman Mary Nichols delivers a speech on greening freight transportation in California at the CleanTech LA Global Showcase.

November 8, 2013

California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez Announces Bid for State Controller

John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, discusses the California economy and announces his bid for California State Controller in the Town Hall Los Angeles keynote, "California: A Global Contender."

September 24, 2013

California Redefines Solar Net Metering, Will Restructure Residential Electricity Rates

Sanjay Ranchod, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity, talks AB 327 and net metering with The Planning Report.

February 19, 2013

Threat to Water Supply After An ‘Event’ Necessitates Delta Fix

VerdeXchange conference panel, “The Delta Resiliency After an Event,” featuring Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager at the Metropolitan Water District; Gerald Meral, Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency; Jack Baylis, Senior Vice President of the Shaw Group; Paul Brown, a International Water Association Fellow; Lucy Jones, Senior Advisor for Risk Reduction at the USGS; and Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council.

February 19, 2013

CARB’s Nichols: Elections Have Consequences for Climate Change

CARB Chair Mary Nichols opened the VerdeXchange VX2013 conference in describing the ongoing California initiatives for cleaner air and more energy-efficient vehicles, including CARB’s cap-and-trade auction, the Plug-In-Vehicle Collaborative, a low-carbon fuel standard, and renewable energy mandates.

February 19, 2013

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster’s 2013 State of the City Message

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster’s 2013 State of the City address notes that although Long Beach’s has survived the fiscal recession, government must resist the temptation to borrow against the future.

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