Local Government

March 4, 2013

Former San Diego Planning Director Bill Anderson on Reviving the City's Planning Department

Former City of San Diego Planning Director Bill Anderson discusses plans by the newly elected Mayor Bob Filner to unmerge the Planning and Development Services department.

June 10, 2019

Santa Monica Leadership is Focused and Aligned on Homelessness: Alisa Orduña

Santa Monica's senior advisor on homelessness Alisa Orduña shares how the city has made progress on housing the homeless, even as other parts of the region see spikes in people losing their homes.

May 27, 2019

South Los Angeles Forum Opposes SB 50

City Council President Herb Wesson and advocate Romero Malveaux opine on the value of single-family neighborhoods and voice concern over displacement, gentrification, and affordability.

May 27, 2019

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Barbara Bry on Addressing Affordability Without Devaluing Community Planning

San Diego Councilmember Barbara Bry discusses the ongoing housing crisis and her vision for dense, neighborhood-driven transit-oriented communities in San Diego.

July 11, 2018

Mayor Butts: Inglewood’s Economic Renaissance Continues

As the City of Champions goes through a resurgence, Mayor James Butts joins TPR to provide an update on the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park development and complementary transportation investments.

June 12, 2018

City of LA's First Procurement Officer Michael Owh Aims for 'Smarter, Faster, Leaner' Process

Los Angeles's first Chief Procurement Officer, Michael Owh, introduces his vision for public spending and business relations in LA.

June 12, 2018

Governor Martin O'Malley on Smart Cities & Proactive 21st Century Government

To create smart cities, former presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley highlights the need for smart procurement practices.

October 25, 2017

Long Beach Mayor Garcia on Measure M, General Plan Update & L.A. River Revitalization

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia on the city's Land Use Element, Measure M, and sustainability.

May 23, 2016

ULI-LA Forum: LA City Leaders Collaborate to Improve Planning and Development Process

Key Los Angeles city departmental managers and officials discussed improvements to each of their respective organizations and explained their vision for a collaborative approval process that reduces obstacles for developers.

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

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