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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Briefing – John Cox – Candidate for CA Governor

Vision Macro: Supports individual liberty, limited government and the right to privacy. Identification:  See himself as a Jack Kemp Republican.  Reminder: Jack Kemp was a leader who cared about the poor, who wanted to make the GOP attractive to minorities and working-class voters, who never went negative and regularly worked…

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Briefing – Gavin Newsom – Candidate for CA Governor 

Vision & Biography Macro: He declares himself a Sargent Shriver Democrat. “The reason I identify with Sargent Shriver in particular is he also had something remarkable that most people in elected office don’t have in common and that is that he never served a day in elected office. And yet…

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L.A.’s Economy: The Race Between Technology & Education

“Any competent economist will tell you that technology has had a much greater impact on jobs and wages than trade has had.” Ambassador Michael Froman told the Washington International Trade Association on January 10, 2017, “Some estimate that more than 80 percent of job loss comes from technology alone.”  …

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