California's Urbanscape

UCLA Ziman Center & UCLA Lewis Center Forum 2012


California's redevelopment agencies (RDAs) have long relied on tax increment financing to improve communities and neighborhoods.  Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to eliminate RDAs in order to balance the state budget have resulted in legal actions that have left the future of redevelopment efforts uncertain.  In light of the recent California Supreme Court decision upholding the State's right to eliminate RDAs, and striking down a compromise measure that would have allowed RDAs to continue under a revenue-sharing agreement, this conference will bring together experts from research and practice to discuss the future of redevelopment in California.

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Tuesday | February 21, 2012
8:00AM-12:30PM

Covel Commons Grand Horizon Room | UCLA Campus
Ticket Price: $45

Student Ticket Price: $10

For more information, please contact Julie Lindner

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8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST



8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Stuart A. Gabriel,
Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance and Director, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
, Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Speaker: The Honorable Alex Padilla,
California State Senate


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  
BACKGROUND -
"THE DECISION: THE DEATH OF REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES"
Discussion will include an analysis of the California Supreme Court's decision in California Redevelopment Association vs. Matosantos regarding ABX1 26 and ABX1 27.
Introduction:
Lois Takahashi, Professor and Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Presenter:
Jonathan M. Zasloff, Professor, UCLA School of Law


9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PANEL
1 - "WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?"
A panel of experts representing various stakeholders will discuss the near-term implications of the dissolution of RDAs in California.  The panel will discuss the process for winding down RDAs, the potential impact on low-income housing, economic development and unemployment, what cities and developers need to know now, what litigation might ensue, and what compromise legislation might be achieved.

Moderator: Randall Crane, Professor of Urban Planning; Editor, Journal of the American Planning Association, UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning
Framer:  William Fulton, Vice President for Policy and Programs, Smart Growth America
Panelists:

  • Timothy B. McOsker, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Tony Salazar, President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar
  • Renata Simril, Managing Director, Public Institutions Group at Jones Lang LaSalle, and Executive Committee Member, Leading Women at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
  • Fernando Villa, Partner, Real Estate Department, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks


11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
BREAK


11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PANEL 2 - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
A new paradigm for redevelopment in California must be considered.  A panel of experts will discuss what new parameters will be established, what tools cities can utilize to achieve redevelopment objectives, how cities can meet the demand for low-income housing, and what other agencies and organizations can do to fill the void left by RDAs.

Moderator:  Con Howe, Managing Director, CityView Los Angeles Fund
Panelists:

  • Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director, City of Culver City
  • Lynn Jacobs, Former Director, California Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Kerry Morrison, Executive Director, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance (HPOA)
  • Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California
  • William A. Witte, President, Related California


CLOSING REMARKS

Tim Kawahara, Executive Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate



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