COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Mark Ridley-Thomas & Darrell Steinberg: Homelessness Taskforce COVID-19 Update

Mark Ridley-Thomas and Darrell Steinberg, co-chairs of Governor Newsom's Council of Regional Homelessness Advisors, provide an update on state and local efforts to secure appropriate supportive housing for some of the state’s most vulnerable.

April 22, 2020

ULI-LA Flags Land-use Challenges to Housing the Homeless

ULI-LA's 7 Pillars for Understanding Homelessness in Los Angeles, a white paper for future research and strategic actions— prisms through which policies and programs can be assessed—to support efforts to end homelessness.

April 19, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom Unveils Economic Recovery Taskforce

Governor Gavin Newsom on April 17 announced a Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery to chart a path forward for economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19

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.

April 19, 2020

Is Rick Cole's Resignation as Santa Monica City Manager a Canary in the Coal Mine for All Cities?

Rick Cole on the existential challenges cities must grapple to be a leading city in the 21st century and shares Santa Monica's incredible achievements during his 5 years as city manager and the sacrifices that remain as the city endures the challenges of COVID-19.

April 13, 2020

Joel Fox: To Tax or Not to Tax, that is the Question

Joel Fox opines on the challenging choices and dire financial straits local and state governments face as the costs of COVID-19 continue to rise.

April 13, 2020

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon Examples Empowered Local Leadership

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon (W. Sacramento) importantly shares how the crisis is both frustrating and, more positively, manifesting constructive initiative not just in public health, but that might spark innovations in ongoing efforts on housing, equity, and climate.

April 9, 2020

Ann Rogan on City of Stockton’s Pandemic Response & Redefining 'Resilience'

Ann Rogan, Executive Advisor on Economic Innovation to Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, shares how her Central Valley city is serving its citizens and businesses during the pandemic—and redefining “resiliency" to prepare for the future.

April 8, 2020

UC Regent Chair John A. Pérez on Public University’s COVID-19 Challenges

UC Regent Chair John A. Pérez John A. Pérez shares UC’s real-time response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the immediate and long-term impacts—both economically and pedagogically—on the UC system.

April 8, 2020

Abode Communities’ Robin Hughes on Addressing Housing Insecurity in a Pandemic

Robin Hughes on the critical importance of securing quality affordable housing during the pandemic, coupled with the challenge of responding to the operational needs of ongoing development projects.

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