November 1, 2012
Felicia Marcus tells The Planning Report about her recent appointment to the California State Water Resources Control Board and about the state of water use and conservation in California.
October 4, 2012
After Sheppard Mullin hosted a breakfast on the latest CEQA developments, Alfred Fraijo Jr., a partner at the firm, explains to The Planning Report how actions in the Legislature and in the Courts are creating opportunities for developers.
September 5, 2012
TPR interview with Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District for Southern California, on Governor Brown's plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta project and on efforts Southern California has made towards greater water independence.
August 31, 2012
Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary of Resources, discusses preservation and infrastructure efforts and working with stakeholders around the Bay Delta.
July 17, 2012
Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the California League of Cities, discusses the specter of bankruptcy and the structural difficulties cities face in addressing their fiscal deficits.
March 30, 2012
Chet Widom spoke to leading architects in the Los Angeles area at an AIA event in March to explain what he intends to accomplish in his new position as State Architect. Review boards and documentation slow down the design and construction process significantly, and Widom faces the difficult challenge of speeding the process up with limited resources in a complicated bureaucracy.
October 12, 2011
Warren Olney, California State Senator Alex Padilla, and David Pettit deliberate the future of CEQA reform through AB 900 and SB 292. The conversation took place before Governor Brown signed both bills into law. Still, it illustrates that uncertainties that surround such action. Have large development projects, effectively, freed themselves of environmental scrutiny?
October 11, 2011
Richard Katz, Board Chairman of Metrolink and former California High-Speed Rail panel member, speaks candidly on the challenges rail faces in Southern California. While High-Speed Rail deals with financial and legal uncertainties, Metrolink thrives under new management.
September 15, 2011
Renewable energy has matured over the past several decades, but Governor Jerry Brown holds that California must do more to achieve any impactful goals.
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