Redevelopment

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.

February 26, 2012

Long Beach Mayor Foster’s ‘State of the City’ Remarks 2012

MIR is pleased to share the following transcript of Long Beach’s Mayor Bob Foster’s state of the city address. As the Long Beach, like many cities across the US, recovers from the economic recession, Mayor Foster stresses the need to meet current challenges while preserving and planning opportunities for future generations.

January 31, 2012

Lights Out! Redevelopment Agencies After the California Supreme Court Decision

The CA Supreme Court upheld the legislature’s decision to abolish redevelopment agencies, and on February 1st they dissolve. Local governments and affordable housing advocates remain nervous. Lynn Hutchins discusses what happens next. Transcribed from Eden Housing's Affordable Housing podcast.

October 6, 2011

ULI-Los Angeles: Gail Goldberg’s New City Planning Platform

Gail Goldberg, former Los Angeles Planning Director and current Executive Director of ULI-L.A., discusses the upcoming Urban Land Institute conference in Los Angeles as well as the continued relevance of urban planning in American cities today.

September 22, 2011

WUF Westside Mayors Panel: Just Leave Redevelopment Alone!

Cecilia Estolano of ELP Advisors leads Mayors John Duran of West Hollywood, Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, Micheál O'Leary of Culver City, and Vice Mayor William Brien of Beverly Hills in a conversation about redevelopment, Sacramento, parking, and the exciting changes taking place in their cities.

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.

January 1, 2003

Stepping Down From LA CRAA, Jerry Scharlin Reflects On Achievements & Lessons Learned

Outgoing CRA Administrator discusses his legacy.

January 1, 2003

George Lefcoe Critiques LA CRA Staples' Development

An argument against current tax-increment financing law.

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