Rick Cole

July 29, 2013

Rick Cole, ASPA’s Dykstra Awardee, Calls for a Citizens Led Local Revolution

Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor of Budget and Innovation and the former Mayor of Pasadena and former Ventura City Manager, calls for a honest and sustainable city government upon receiving the Clarence A Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government by the American Society for Public Administration in June.

June 12, 2013

Rick Cole: City Planning in Los Angeles Surrenders in Merger to 'Create Efficiencies'

Rick Cole, former City Manager of Ventura, analyzes the upcoming merger of Planning with Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles.

March 2, 2013

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Examines CEQA Reform

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole defends CEQA against both those who would reform it, and those defending it in its current state, suggesting misinterpretation of the act and the procedures developed in response have twisted CEQA in opposition of the very projects that share its goals of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

January 8, 2007

TPR Readers on 2007: What Will Most Improve–or Scar–Metropolitan Los Angeles in the New Year?

TPR's annual reader poll reveals optimism, caution, and renewed belief in the power of intelligent planning and place-making.

February 27, 2004

Ventura's New City Manager On The Value Of Smart Growth

Newly appointed City Manager of Ventura, Rick Cole, addresses the challenges ahead for smart growth in a traditionally anti-growth environment.

January 1, 2002

TPR Reader Prognostications For 2002

A sampling of comments on the year ahead by some of our readers.

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