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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

After FY 2011-12, the state will realize zero savings from shutting down redevelopment. But it will permanently destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs and wipe out billions of dollars in local economic activity.

April 2011
Redevelopment Debate Is All About Our Old Friend “Land Use”

Redevelopment Debate Is All About Our Old Friend “Land Use”

March 2011
Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the economy but also the vital community services and residents’ safety and quality of life.

October 2010
Fontana’s Public-Private Partnership Builds a World-Class Park

Fontana’s Public-Private Partnership Builds a World-Class Park

September 2010
Annual Conference Preview: Conference Offers a Multitude of Opportunities

Annual Conference Preview: Conference Offers a Multitude of Opportunities

More than 1,500 city officials will gather in San Diego form Sept. 15-17 for three days of educational sessions, social media training, policy discussion and more.

September 2010
Cities and Counties: Serving a Shared Constituency and Working to Preserve Our Quality of Life

Cities and Counties: Serving a Shared Constituency and Working to Preserve Our Quality of Life

August 2010
Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

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
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