City of Los Angeles

April 19, 2020

'City Under Attack': LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's 2020 State of the City Address

Facing budget shortfalls and fiscal hardships already dwarfing those of the Great Recession, the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's 2020 State of the City address.

March 12, 2020

LA City Planning Director Bertoni Lauds DTLA 2040’s Community Plan as a Model for Zoning Reform

Bertoni addresses his city’s efforts to incentivize affordable housing and noted the responsibility shared at the state, regional, and local level for policy & regulatory change to incent provision of affordable housing.

February 16, 2020

C40 Chair & LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Kicks Off the Climate Decade at VX2020

Mayor Garcetti delivers remarks on how cities, like Los Angeles, are demonstrating the transformative power of the green economy to drive robust and sustainable growth while embracing the existential imperative of this decade, the Climate Decade.

February 25, 2019

Los Angeles CAO on City Budget Transparency & Asset Management

Los Angeles City Administrative Officer Rich Llewellyn shares the challenges of managing the city's significant assets and investments to combat homelessness.

April 2, 2017

Skid Row Neighborhood Council's April 6 Election & The Value of Community Plans

Ahead of the vote on whether to create a neighborhood council for the Skid Row area, civic leader Yuval Bar-Zemer of the neighboring Arts District provides insights.

February 23, 2017

Rick Cole on City Planning: A Call To Action For Civic Leaders

At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.

November 17, 2016

LA Controller Galperin Makes Transparent LA City’s "Underutilized" Properties

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin on his newly released PropertyPanel.LA, an interactive, map of the city's real-estate portfolio.

October 24, 2016

LA City Councilmember Ryu Candidly Prioritizes City Planning & Development Reform

Councilmember David Ryu provides an update on City of Los Angeles efforts to address the broken planning process that has led to the initiatives on the November and March ballots.

April 14, 2016

Feuer: LA City’s Billboard Court Victory Confirms Signs Can Be Regulated

Mike Feuer explains the significance of a ruling allowing the city to continue its current billboard-regulation practices.

March 21, 2016

L.A. Prep: A Brilliant Real Estate Solution for Food Companies

Mott Smith outlines L.A. Prep’s beginnings, how it came to fruition, and plans to replicate its success.

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