CRA

May 1, 2012

Which Way LA’s Warren Olney Explores the LA Riots, 20 Years Later

20 years after the 1992 LA Riots, Warren Olney hosted a special series on KCRW’s Which Way, LA?, covering all angles of the city’s tumultuous experience in the 90s. TPR offers the following excerpt from the introduction of Olney’s show, aired on April 27th.

May 1, 2012

LA’s Process for Transitioning from Redevelopment to... ?

Highlights from the March Bisnow Summit, Los Angeles Redevelopment: Moving the Way Forward, featuring Nelson Rising, John Given, Renata Simril, and Larry Kosmont.

April 27, 2012

After Redevelopment: A Proposal for a New Economic Development and Revitalization Program

Glen Wasserman, former COO of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, provides analysis on legislative proposals aimed at replacing redevelopment in California in the wake of its demise this past winter.

March 30, 2012

Westside Urban Forum Examines Life Without the CRA

In March the Westside Urban Forum held, “Life After the CRA: A New Paradigm for Affordable Housing and Economic Development,” featuring LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, LAANE co-founder Madeline Janis, and Community Corporation of Santa Monica Executive Director Sarah Letts. Moderated by Renata Simril of Jones Lang LaSalle, the discussion reveals an understanding that CRAs in California are dead, despite efforts in Sacramento.

February 26, 2012

Yaroslavsky to NBC Universal: Save Studio Production Jobs

NBCUniversal released it’s ‘Evolution Plan’ calling to replace their back lot for studio production with 3,000 housing units. LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky explains his stance against NBCUniversal’s housing plan, as well as his thoughts on the end of redevelopment in California.

February 26, 2012

Tim McOsker: What Are CRA’s Legal Obligations?

TPR presents an interview with Tim McOsker, one of the three appointees charged by Governor Brown to wind down the affairs of the Los Angeles CRA. McOsker illustrates what the future holds for the redevelopment agency’s existing obligations, remaining employees, and how removing a major player from the Los Angeles development arena will play out for the city. 

February 26, 2012

Hamid Behdad on How Best to Update LA City’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

In 1999 the Los Angeles City Council adopted an adaptive reuse ordinance that played a significant part in the revitalization of Downtown. Granting developers the flexibility needed to convert historic buildings into modern residences, the ordinance became a model for preservation and growth actoss the city. Now, the City Council may update the original ordinance to meet 21st century needs.

July 31, 2011

Demise of Redevelopment In California Will Be Litigated

John Shirey, executive director of the California Redevelopment Agency, explains the lawsuit that will counter the decision by the governor and legislature to gut local RDA funding.

September 1, 2003

Mayor Hahn's Deputy Leaves City Hall for CRA/Harbor Duty

Former Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Jonathan Kevles discusses his transition to the CRA.

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