Shaping the Future of Los Angeles:  Housing, Land-Use & Transportation

There is a growing body of evidence that shows that increasing housing density in high-opportunity neighborhoods – places near good paying jobs, good schools, public transportation and urban amenities – will provide residents of Los Angeles better access to more affordable housing opportunities and a better quality of life.  In order to…

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CA Water Update – The November 2018 Ballot

Los Angeles County Measure W – The Safe, Clean Water Act The Los Angeles County Flood Control District, with the support of the LA County Board of Supervisors (4-1 vote), put Measure W on the November 2018 ballot to create a special tax for parcels located in the District to…

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Weekly Economic Update – October 1, 2018 – CA and Taxes

The L.A. Times is publishing a series called The Next California and part one, Can California’s next governor fix the state’s problems? was released last week.  Not surprisingly they have pointed out something that the majority of public officials, business and civic leaders have known for years – CA’s tax system is…

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The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs – Weekly Report – January 22, 2018 – Maximizing the Value of Underutilized Publicly Owned Property in Los Angeles – September 12, 2018

At the heart of every great city, is a healthy government that provides its residents reliable public services, a job creating economy and thriving communities. In recent decades, growing populations and stretched budgets have place increasing demands on city leaders and public administrators to do more with less. That has…

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The False Hope of Rent Control – September 12, 2018

One of the most significant factors in the overall success of California’s and Los Angeles’ economy is the existence of a pool of skilled workers.  Three of the most significant factors in developing, retaining and attracting a skilled workforce is a healthy educational system, access to affordable healthcare and housing. …

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Los Angeles Economy & Jobs Economic Update – May 30, 2017

CA High Speed Rail – Politics and Money 1990s CA State Senator Jim Costa (current Democratic Congressman) wrote legislation creating CA’s High-Speed Rail Authority to plan a 500-mile route between San Francisco & Anaheim. ~2003 Senator Costa authors a $10 billion state bond initiative to finance the project. Proposition 1A…

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