Redevelopment

July 24, 2014

The Demise of TIF-Funded Redevelopment in California

George Lefcoe and Charles W. Swenson take an in-depth look at the rise and fall of CRAs in California.

September 4, 2012

Trammell Crow Finally Acquires LA City’s Old Crown Coach Site

Interview with Brad Cox, Director, Sr. Managing at the Trammell Crow Company, on Trammell Crow's plans to develop a cleantech manufacturing center in downtown Los Angeles after recently acquiring the land from the CRA/LA successor agency.

September 4, 2012

California Redevelopment: Its Abrupt Termination and a Texas-Inspired Proposal for a Fresh Start

Excerpts from USC Professor George Lefcoe's forthcoming article in Urban Lawyer explore the end of redevelopment in California and where lawmakers may turn next to establish tax increment financing tools.

July 17, 2012

League of Cities Executive Director Implies Recent String of Bankruptcies Is Not Rock Bottom

Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the California League of Cities, discusses the specter of bankruptcy and the structural difficulties cities face in addressing their fiscal deficits.

June 22, 2012

Richard Close Explains the Process of Overseeing the Dissolution of the Los Angeles CRA

Richard Close discusses his position on the seven-member Oversight Board supervising the dissolution of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

December 20, 2018

Kosmont on How California Cities Should Ready Themselves for Opportunity Zone Investment

Larry Kosmont offers expert insight on how California might best take advantage of the new Opportunity Zones program to direct private investment toward integrated development and sustainability goals.

March 21, 2018

Watts Jordan Downs Village Awarded $35 Mil from California Strategic Growth Council

HACLA CEO Doug Guthrie shares how the collaborative Watts Rising team to successfully win the Transformative Climate Communities grant for the Jordan Downs Urban Village.

April 2, 2017

Miguel Santana: A Respected Public Servant Moves Forward

An exit interview with Miguel Santana, former Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, about the fiscal health of the region and his new position as president and CEO at Fairplex.

October 10, 2016

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Opines on LA City’s Lack of Leadership in Planning LA 3.0

Former Mayor Murphy shares stories of how he shaped Pittsburgh through strong partnerships, investing in the city's future, and through thinking about how to create a new generation of jobs.

September 20, 2016

Cecilia Estolano: Why New Affordable Housing Draws the Short Straw in Los Angeles

Cecilia Estolano diagnoses the city of Los Angeles's historically flawed planning process, advocating instead for comprehensive community planning and equitable economic development.

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