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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

May 2010
Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Innovative thinking helped Sunnyvale speed the execution of about 30 projects with a total value of $60 million. A winning combination of low bids, grants and a streamlined administrative process have allowed the program to grow from its targeted $60 million in projects to more than $100 million in less than a year.

May 2010
Fairfield’s Strategies for Successful Economic Development During a Recession

Fairfield’s Strategies for Successful Economic Development During a Recession

May 2010
Addressing the Issue of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Addressing the Issue of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The two articles presented here examine the legal standards and practices under which cities may enact local laws either to ban or regulate dispensaries.

May 2010
Jobs and the State’s Inability to Connect the Dots

Jobs and the State’s Inability to Connect the Dots

California’s economy is in the worst shape since the Great Depression, and the state is shutting down its only viable source of economic development.

May 2010
Enough Is Enough! Join the Fight to Save Vital Local Services

Enough Is Enough! Join the Fight to Save Vital Local Services

Ongoing state raids and state borrowing of local revenues continue to jeopardize the services that Californians need most. Borrowing local taxpayer and transportation funds exacerbates budget problems because those borrowed funds have to be repaid with interest-out of taxpayers’ pockets.

April 2010
Burbank Helps Residents Connect With Their Community

Burbank Helps Residents Connect With Their Community

December 2009
The Constitution Is Not “An Inconvenient Truth”

The Constitution Is Not “An Inconvenient Truth”

In the past few years, some state leaders have proposed budget “solutions” that are clearly unconstitutional and fly in the face of the intent of not only the voters but the Legislature itself.

September 2009
Lemoore Uses Redevelopment to Bring Generations Together

Lemoore Uses Redevelopment to Bring Generations Together

August 2009
Vigilance Is Crucial

Vigilance Is Crucial

Regardless of how the state budget deficit is addressed, we have a long, hard road ahead of us to protect funding for local services in the years to come. City revenues continue to be on the table, and our fight to protect them is an ongoing effort that requires focused, strategic work.

August 2009