Tax Increment Financing

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.

March 7, 2014

Economic Development in a Post-Redevelopment World

Larry Kosmont explains the tools available to create economic development in California without redevelopment agencies.

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.

November 3, 2011

Environmental Defense's Jim Marston on the Carbon War Room's Goals & Priorities

Jim Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund details his involvement with Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, a entrepreneurial environmental think-tank aimed at tackling global warming through market-driven solutions. The Planning Report asks Marston how he identifies barriers to change and how he's developed financing mechanisms for energy efficient building upgrades.

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.

May 14, 2018

SB 961: Legislature’s Latest Effort to Finance Neighborhood Infill TOD

Senator Ben Allen and MoveLA Executive Director Denny Zane explain Sen. Allen's SB 961, which aims to alllow cities to capture tax increment and apply funds towards affordable housing and transit solutions.

April 14, 2016

Kosmont: EIFDs Are A New Local ‘Economic Development 2.0' Tool

Larry Kosmont unpacks EIFDs, explaining how changes that have gone into effect this year will improve the tool.

October 3, 2014

CRA Dissolution Process: A City of LA Status Report

Tim McOsker updates TPR on the LA CRA's steps to meet its legal obligations since 2012, including the creation of a long-range property management plan

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.

April 3, 2013

Larry Kosmont Outlines California Redevelopment Alternative

Larry Kosmont, CEO of Kosmont Companies, walks TPR through California Redevelopment’s liquidation timeline, with advice for the private sector on the State’s impending property divestment.

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