Jerry Brown

June 30, 2014

Tax Increment Financing Alternatives: ULI-Suggested TIF Tweaks for the 21st Century

Urban Land delves into TIF, with an introduction by director of ULI-Los Angeles Jonathan Nettler.

March 30, 2012

Chet Widom: New California State Architect Opines on Priorities

Chet Widom spoke to leading architects in the Los Angeles area at an AIA event in March to explain what he intends to accomplish in his new position as State Architect. Review boards and documentation slow down the design and construction process significantly, and Widom faces the difficult challenge of speeding the process up with limited resources in a complicated bureaucracy.

October 12, 2011

“What’s the Rush?”: Should Football Stadiums Have Expedited Environmental Reviews By Courts?

Warren Olney, California State Senator Alex Padilla, and David Pettit deliberate the future of CEQA reform through AB 900 and SB 292. The conversation took place before Governor Brown signed both bills into law. Still, it illustrates that uncertainties that surround such action. Have large development projects, effectively, freed themselves of environmental scrutiny?

October 11, 2011

Richard Katz: High-Speed Rail’s Moment of Truth; Legislators Should Step Back

Richard Katz, Board Chairman of Metrolink and former California High-Speed Rail panel member, speaks candidly on the challenges rail faces in Southern California. While High-Speed Rail deals with financial and legal uncertainties, Metrolink thrives under new management.

September 15, 2011

Governor Brown Promises to 'Crush' the Opposition to Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has matured over the past several decades, but Governor Jerry Brown holds that California must do more to achieve any impactful goals.

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