COVID-19

March 11, 2021

Bruce Katz: The American Rescue Plan & Preparing Cities for an Equitable Recovery

Bruce Katz offers insights on how cities across the country are preparing for this unprecedented federal investment and strategizing to ensure an equitable and resilient recovery.

February 4, 2021

Heidi Duckler: Los Angeles Through the Eyes of a Physical Space Artist

PR caught up with Heidi Duckler for an artist’s perspective on movement in the built environment, urban planning as modern dance, and COVID-19's impacts on performance art in Los Angeles.

December 21, 2020

Terry O’Day on Public Accountability & Santa Monica City Governance Challenges

TPR interviewed Terry O’ Day, Santa Monica's outgoing Mayor Pro Tempore, on how the city realigned spending priorities to survive this year’s public health crisis while also navigating a nationwide reckoning with racism in policing.

October 5, 2020

Alex Padilla, CA Secretary of State, Assures Election Safety & Integrity

California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, who reminds readers of the protections enshrined in California’s Voter Bill of Rights and highlights the measures taken—and resources allocated—by the state and counties to protect the integrity of the upcoming November election.

August 31, 2020

Citing Fiscal Emergency, Mayor Garcetti Orders Furloughs For LA City Employees 

Citing the City of LA's dire fiscal circumstances, the absence of certainty regarding future expenditures to combat COVID-19, and with no guarantee of federal or state reimbursement, Mayor Garcetti quietly declared a state of fiscal emergency for the City of Los Angeles on Friday imposing 18 furlough days on city employees. TPR shares the Mayor's order here,

August 28, 2020

Council President Nury Martinez on Addressing the Cloud of Corruption over LA City Hall

President Martinez shares her commitment both to keeping Angelenos housed during the COVID public health and economic crises and to opposing one-size-fits all housing solutions currently under consideration by the California Assembly.

August 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Coalition Insights on State Budget & Tax Proposals

The Los Angeles Coalition’s “Insight on LA” breaks down California’s budget and income tax system, as well as provides changes necessary to safeguard economic development by broadening the state’s tax base.

August 26, 2020

California Legislature's $100 Billion Economic Stimulus Plan

Working groups from both houses of the California Legislature last month proposed a $100 billion joint stimulus plan to put the state on a path toward an equitable and resilient economic recovery by raising revenues without raising taxes by authorizing the state Treasurer to generate revenues by issuing vouchers for future taxes.

August 26, 2020

CalEPA’s Jared Blumenfeld on Grounding COVID Recovery in Climate Action

CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld reiterates Governor Newsom's commitment to ensuring safe and affordable rural drinking water supplies and opportunities to propel the state’s post-COVID economic recovery with clean jobs.

August 17, 2020

City Age Digital Roundtable on Silicon Valley’s Urbanist Future 

Highlighting the ways in which the pandemic’s disruption is unleashing innovation and entrepreneurial bureaucrats, panelists share their hope for streamlining public and private sector collaboration to solve some of the region’s most pressing challenges of housing, transportation, and equity.

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