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We the People: How to Make More Voices Heard – on 2/6

The Southern California Planning Congress
invites you to the following on-line event.

We the People:
How to Make More Voices Heard

A Community Discussion on Increasing Public Participation
in Planning in 2021 and Beyond

Saturday, February 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon via Zoom


Democracy is an ideology that drives a form of government whose power is vested in the people. Its strength rests on valuing basic human rights and equal opportunity, respecting the rule of law, electing representatives who can be held accountable, and supporting a well-informed citizenry committed to civic engagement. But as US cities have grown and developed, the public’s participation in community planning has waned. What are the barriers, especially at the local level, and why? What can we do to include more voices? As we begin a new year, come join panelists with multiple views of planning in an open community discussion to explore ways to strengthen further our democracy and make better, more inclusive decisions about our future.

OUR GUEST PANEL

Brian Biery

Brian Biery – Panel Moderator

Brian Biery is an Adjunct Professor at Pacific Oaks College where he teaches courses on Advocacy/Social Justice and Human Development. In addition, he is a Partner of the DBK Group which provides technical assistance to government agencies on matters of law enforcement, criminal justice, public service, and police/community relations.

Brian also serves as an Associate with The Aspire Group which is a firm that specializes in innovative organizational effectiveness with an emphasis for working in and with diverse communities (https://www.aspiregroup.info/brian-biery). He is also the Principal of Brian Biery Consulting which is dedicated to assisting nonprofits to reach their organizational, programmatic and leadership goals.

Brian writes regularly for the L.A. Progressive and Culture Honey, and has had his photographs published in numerous newspapers and magazines across the country.

The Honorable Felicia Williams

Felicia Williams was born and raised in Pasadena and elected to the City Council in 2020. She represents District 2 which is the central part of the City encompassing large areas of multi- and single-family housing, five Landmark Districts, businesses in the Washington Bl., Allen Ave., and Colorado Bl. commercial corridors, and Marshall Fundamental Secondary and Longfellow Elementary Schools. Prior to joining the Council, Felicia served on several City Commissions since 2006, including Chair of the Planning Commission Chair, Treasurer of the Pasadena Center Operating Company (Convention Center), Environmental Commission Chair, Transportation Advisory Commission member. Her community involvement also includes serving on the Boards of Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena Educational Foundation, and Pasadena Police Foundation and Citizens Police Academy graduate, as well as being the Captain of her Neighborhood Watch.

Felicia has a 20+ year career in public policy and finance. She began her career at Kosmont & Associates in Los Angeles structuring financial redevelopment transactions for cities and processing land use approvals for large development projects. After receiving her MBA, Felicia worked as an investment banker structuring corporate bonds/syndicated bank loans at Goldman Sachs, and municipal bonds at First Albany Capital, RBC Capital Markets, and PFM Financial Advisors. Felicia’s municipal finance work focused on property tax/assessment districts and environmental projects (water, sewer, solid waste, clean energy). Currently, Felicia owns a consulting firm working with municipal clients on financing infrastructure projects and economic development.

Felicia attended Polytechnic School in Pasadena and received her B.A. from Stanford University in Public Policy, M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA, and M.B.A. from The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Nina R. Chomsky

Nina Chomsky is a community and neighborhood advocate who currently is President of the Linda Vista-Annandale Association, one of Pasadena’s oldest neighborhood associations. She has lived in Pasadena since 1972, and in Linda Vista for many years.

She is a now retired lawyer who practiced in Pasadena and Los Angeles for many years. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and her law degree is from USC. For many years, she served on numerous City of Pasadena Committees and Commissions, including the 1993 General Plan Coordinating Committee representing neighborhood interests, and the Design and Northwest Commissions, and, ten years on the Community Development Committee (which succeeded the prior Pasadena Redevelopment Commission) managing Pasadena’s Redevelopment policies, programs and projects including commercial development and housing, and making recommendations to the City Council.

Rick Cole

Rick Cole

Rick Cole’s public service has spanned four decades as an activist, commissioner, Mayor, city manager and change agent. Long known for championing civic engagement, he’s been recognized as one of Governing Magazine’s Public Officials of the Year and won awards for municipal management and urban planning from the American Society for Public Administration, the Municipal Management Association of Southern California, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Planning Association and Emerging Local Government Leaders. He currently teaches Urban Policy and Politics at Occidental College and is the Housing and Homelessness Advisor for the San Gabriel Valley Association of Governments.

Michael Dieden

Michael Dieden founded Creative Housing Associates (CHA) to offer an alternative to the real estate and financing industries status quo of producing endless miles of freeways, suburban sprawl, banal architecture and environmental degradation. CHA’s work is not development but town building where cities and towns who have had their souls hollowed out by senseless development and where CHA tries to heal the scars and refuge left behind and allow these places to rediscover their soul and bring back the character and sense of place. Most of CHA’s work is located adjacent to public transit stations offering residents an opportunity to give up an automobile and be able to walk & bike to shop and play and use public transit to commute. This results in lowering carbon footprint, cleaning the air and saving each family $10,000 annually from the high-cost of automobile ownership.  CHA describes this work as building transit integrated neighborhoods.

EVENT FLYER

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

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Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities on August 14th

 

Thank you to Dr. Huerta for a great event!
An event summary will be posted soon. 

 

The Southern California Planning Congress and the Los Angeles Section
of the American Planning Association present the following event.

 

Defending Latina/o

Immigrant Communities

 

An Evening with Dr. Alvaro Huerta

 

Dr. Alvaro Huerta Headshot

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

El Portal Restaurant
695 East Green Street, Pasadena, 91101

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A collection of short essays and stories, Defending Latina/o Immigrant Communities: The Xenophobic Era of Trump and Beyond focuses on one of the most vilified, demonized, and scapegoated groups in the United States: Latina/o immigrants. Using his rigorous academic training, public policy knowledge, and community activist background, as well as his personal and familial experiences as the son of Mexican immigrants, Alvaro Huerta defends and humanizes los de abajo/those on the bottom. Book Cover He skillfully re-frames how Latina/o immigrants should be viewed as productive and important members in this country, debunking the xenophobic tropes, lies, and myths about Latina/o immigrants as criminals, social burdens, and national security threats. Accompanied by the brilliant art of an acclaimed artist, Salomon Huerta, this book also investigates intersectional issues related to race, class, place, and state violence.

Join us for an inspiring evening with Dr. Alvaro Huerta, as he shares observations from this new book.  Born in the U.S., he was raised in a Mexican colonia (Colonia Libertad in Tijuana) and an American barrio (Ramona Gardens housing project in East Los Angeles). He holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, along with an M.A. in Urban Planning and a B.A. in History from UCLA.

 

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID
Dinner included

This event is in the past. 
On-line registration is closed.
 

 

 

All registrations are non-refundable.  

 

 

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

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1.5 AICP certificate maintenance credits will be available thru APA.  

 

Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

 

 

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Join SCPC for “What’s this EIFD Thing?” on July 18th

This event has been cancelled.  

 

 

What’s this EIFD Thing?

 

How Does it Fit into La Verne’s
Planning Goals?

How Can Other Cities Do the Same?

 

EIFD Graphic - La Verne

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Millennial demographics, internet fueled lifestyles, last mile delivery and a sharing economy (rides, workplace) are altering land use and tax generation priorities for cities. Concurrently, the State is driving cities to change land use processes based on climate action and affordable housing mandates, while providing development incentives through new districts.   Cities can pursue economic development and comply with state mandates using new “sustainability and housing districts” (EIFD, HSD, WHOZ, NIFTI, CRIA, AHAs) that blend zoning and CEQA incentives with tax increment financing to generate tax revenues, jobs, housing, and AB32 compliance. Presentation will include case study on the first EIFD approved in Los Angeles County for Gold Line TOD improvements in the City of La Verne. Learn how to enable economic development in your community while complying with state housing/ sustainability requirements to attract uses/tenants that will thrive, not disappear in a digital economy.

 

LaVerne Project Map

 

 

 

Our speaker:

Mr. Larry J. Kosmont, CRE®

President and CEO of Kosmont Companies

 

Mr. Larry J. Kosmont, CRE®, is the President and CEO of Kosmont Companies, which he founded in 1986. Kosmont Companies is an industry leader in public/private real estate transactions and economic development. Mr. Kosmont’s 43-year career encompasses financial structuring and negotiations, development, and management of real estate and public finance transactions exceeding $12 billion. In 1990, he founded Kosmont Realty, a real estate brokerage firm. In 2015, he launched Kosmont Transactions Services which sources private financing for public projects, P3 initiatives, and infrastructure funding. He is a Principal of California Golden Fund, an approved EB-5 Regional Center.

Mr. Kosmont served as Interim City Administrator for the City of Montebello, CA from May 2011 to March 2012 as part of a financial turnaround assignment awarded to Kosmont Companies. From 1975 to 1986, Mr. Kosmont served in the roles of City Manager, Director of Community Development, and Redevelopment Director in the cities of Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Bell Gardens, and Burbank.  

Mr. Kosmont is a registered Municipal Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and achieved a Series 50 professional qualification. Mr. Kosmont is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of California (BRE No. 01182660).

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

 

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

 

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has been cancelled.  
Current registrants will receive emails, and refunds via the PayPal system, both within the next couple of days.

 

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer

 
Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

 

 

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Thanks to all of our speakers, panelists, attendees for a great “Just Say ‘Oui'” event!

Thanks to all of our speakers, panelists, attendees for a great event!

 

 

Saturday, April 14th 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Stefanos Polyzoides
Architect and Urbanist
Co-Founder, Congress for the New Urbanism
Co-Author, “The Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities”

 

LOCATION AND COST:

All Saints Church
132 North Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

$50 General / $20 Students
5 CM credits pending / 5 HSW credits
Lunch is included

All Saints Church is convenient to the Metro Gold Line Del Mar Station and Pasadena public parking facilities.

 

INFORMATION AND PROGRAM:

Join us for a day-long summit aimed at bringing together planning and design professionals around local climate action. The purpose is to build a coalition and strengthen networks and resolve in supporting US legislation and worldwide cooperation. The day is meant to be fun, inspiring, and interactive. Participants will explore best practices at the local level, discover ways to connect, and continue their commitments to climate justice and sustainability. 

The program is as follows:

 

WELCOME
Dr. Jerry Mitchell, JD, Professor, Cal Poly Pomona (Emcee)
Mayor Terry Tornek, City of Pasadena

OPENING KEYNOTE
The Rev. Mike Kinman, Rector, All Saints Church

MORNING SESSIONS
Big Picture/Big Sky
-Bill Bogaard, Past Mayor, City of Pasadena (Moderator)
-Mayor John Heilman, City of West Hollywood
-Dr. Bill Patzert, Climatologist, UCLA / NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
-Michelle Boehm, Southern California Regional Director, High Speed Rail Authority
-Meg Cederoth, Sustainability Director, WSP

Climate Change at Ground Level
-Felicia Williams, Planning Commissioner, City of Pasadena (Moderator)
-Mark Gangi, AIA, Vice President, Gangi Architects
-Claire Latane, Senior Associate, Studio-MLA
-Claire Robinson, CEO, Amigos de los Rios

NOON KEYNOTE
Stefanos Polyzoides, Architect and Urbanist 
Co-Founder, Congress for the New Urbanism 
Co-Author, The Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Interactive Training: How to Talk About Climate Change 
Kristina von Hoffmann, Outreach Director, Climate Resolve/Path to Positive LA

TED-Style Talk: Standards: Dogma or Pragmatic Evolution?
Deborah Deets, Landscape Architect, Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

TED-Style Talk: How to Reduce One Car Trip A Day
Dr. John Lloyd, Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition

Drawing on Drawdown:  Next Steps in Local Communities
Group Discussions / Reporting Back

CLOSING RECEPTION

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration is closed.

 

 

PARTNERS:

 

 

SPONSORS:

 

 

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Thanks to Steve Preston, and We Wish Him a Happy Retirement!

This event has passed.

We thank Steve for a great event,
and wish him a Happy Retirement!

 

 

What Is an Irving Planter,

and Does it Require

Frequent Watering?

 

This, and Other Questions You

Never Thought to Ask

 

 

An Evening with Steve Preston

 

Steve Preston Headshot

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 –
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant:
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

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Steve Preston retires this month after a distinguished, 38-year career in city management and planning.  Currently San Gabriel’s city manager, Steve has spent his career as a tireless advocate for good planning.  Formerly serving on APA’s Board of Directors, Steve is a past president of both APA California and the California Planning Roundtable.  A Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and past member of the Planning Accreditation Board, Steve has also taught at USC and Cal Poly Pomona, dedicating his knowledge and experience to future generations of planners.

We have asked Steve to share a few observations from his years in practice, giving thought to these questions:

  • How you overcame any challenges;
  • What lessons about service ‘from the trenches’ you would have for those of us still working or entering the field;
  • What you found to be the best practices in municipal government that have influenced your life in a positive way;
  • How to ensure sustainability, including equity and inclusiveness, in a perfect world, or
  • Whatever you would like to say to a crowd of folks who still want to believe in positive change despite these dark days of American politics. 

 

No small mission!  Join us for an inspiring evening as Steve reflects on a career devoted to planning leadership and excellence in public service.

 

Our speaker:

 

Steven A. Preston, FAICP

City Manager, San Gabriel, California

 

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 

 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has passed, and on-line registration is closed.  Refunds will not be provided after the closure time.
On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer

 
Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

 

Follow Us!

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Thanks to Lillian Burkenheim-Silver and Wells Lawson for NoHo Evolution!


Thanks to Lillian Burkenheim-Silver and Wells Lawson
for this tour of the NoHo neighborhood !

 

NoHo Evolution:

Past, Present and Future

 

A Walking Tour

 

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017 –
10:30 am to 12:00 noon

Tour starts at Groundworks Coffee:
11275 Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

Coffee included.
Tour ends at Pitfire Pizza, with lunch on your own.

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North Hollywood’s commercial heart is thriving.  After years of decline since its heyday in the 1950s, its revival as the lively NoHo Arts District is the product of public and private investment coupled with robust public transit and the creative community.  Today’s transformed NoHo includes a number of features old and new: the North Hollywood Historic Train Depot, the El Portal Theater, the Laemmle NoHo 7 Movie Theater, the Metro transit hub, and the Chandler Boulevard Historic Diner.  In addition to its mix of retail, restaurants, and live theater venues, it is home to the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences. The next major milestone is a proposed mixed-use development on the Metro Red Line Station site.  Come join an insider’s walking tour of NoHo.

 

Our speakers:

 

Lillian Burkenheim-Silver

Director of Planning and Economic Development, Eco-Rapid Transit
(formerly Project Manager, CRA\LA)

 

Wells Lawson

Senior Director, Joint Development, Metro

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $15 for all guests

 

This event has passed.

Registration closed at 4:00 PM on 12/1, and after that time refunds will not be provided.
On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer

 
Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click like to follow us.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.

 
 

Thanks to Timothy Walker for the City Building Event!


The Southern California Planning Congress
thanks Timothy Walker for this informative event!

 

City Building: Shaping Pasadena’s

Largest Mixed-Use Development

 

The 100 West Walnut Project

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The largest mixed-used development in Pasadena’s history is about to emerge on the west side of its historic core.  The 22-acre site – bounded by Fair Oaks Avenue, Union Street, West Walnut Street, and Pasadena Avenue – is the last remaining large and underutilized site in downtown Pasadena.  It was assembled for the Parsons Corporation in the mid-1970s through redevelopment.  Lincoln Property Company bought the property from Parsons and is now entitled to develop in two phases 612,000 square feet of office and ancillary retail, 15,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented retail, 2,500 square feet of restaurant and 475 residential units along Fair Oaks frontage.  The development was born of a unique interaction of committed citizens and organizations determined to make the development compatible with Old Pasadena and adopted City plans aimed at continuing Pasadena’s sense of place.  Lincoln Property Company actively listened to community concerns over a four year period and changed the proposed development to what was approved by the City.

Come and hear the story of how community activists breathed life into the City’s adopted plans and how a developer put all this together into a successful business model.  The development – “100 West Walnut” – will commence construction in 2018.

 

Our speaker:

 

Timothy Walker

Walker Real Estate Services, LLC

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

 

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

 

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

This event has passed.

After the on-line registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.  On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Download the Event Flyer

 
Questions?
 
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.

Thanks to our Panelists! Homeward Bound: Towards Ending Homelessness in LA

 

The Southern California Planning Congress
thanks our panelists for this successful event!

 

Homeward Bound:

Towards Ending Homelessness in LA

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

 

Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m.,

Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

 

Taix French Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard,

Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

 

 

The City of Los Angeles is out to end homelessness. With an estimated 28,000 people living on LA streets and 47,000 County-wide, encampments have become a familiar part of the urban fabric. Recently, LA voters approved HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure with a self-imposed property tax assessment of $9.64 for each $100,000 of property valuation. The measure will help build 1,000 housing units for homeless people annually over a 10-year period along with County support services geared toward re-entry into a healthier lifestyle. The implementation period includes units built on city-owned property. Join our panel discussion on the leadership ingredients for this important initiative, development and design challenges, and its possible application for other cities.

 

 

Our panel speakers:

The Honorable José Huizar

The Honorable José Huizar was elected to the Los Angeles City Council’s 14th District in 2005. He has taken a leadership role in addressing homelessness as the chair of the City’s first-ever Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness. In Downtown’s Skid Row community, the Councilmember has successfully brought in L.A. County medical, mental health, drug rehabilitation, and other service providers to coordinate with the City as part of the Operation Healthy Streets cleanup initiative. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from Princeton University, and a Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. He is the first Mexican immigrant elected to the City Council in Los Angeles’ history and in 2004, he became the first Latino to serve on the Princeton Board of Trustees.

 

 

Loveman Headshot

Charles E. Loveman, Jr.

Mr. Charles Loveman is the Executive Director of Heritage Housing Partners in Pasadena.  His expertise includes development projects involving public sector financial participation in private development deals.  He is active in community housing and historic preservation organizations and currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Waverly School. Charles is the former President of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Board President of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and Board Member of the California Preservation Foundation. Charles has also served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of West Hollywood and as a Senior City Planner with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. He received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University, and an MBA from UCLA.

 

Michael Dieden

Mr. Michael Dieden founded Creative Housing Associates, LLC, in 1997, as a pioneer in the transit-oriented development field. Over his career Michael has successfully developed a number of award-winning projects, and has extensive experience in dealing with complex public-private partnerships and navigating the often challenging politics of real estate development.  Michael quickly earned a reputation as the premier community consensus-builder in California.  Urban Land magazine profiled Michael’s groundbreaking approach in the article, “Listening to the Community, New Rules for successful Development.”  He has developed many award-winning urban infill projects, including the iconic Mission-Meridian Village adjacent to the Gold Line station in South Pasadena.  He was educated at Gonzaga University, Laney College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied Sociology and Philosophy.

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

 

Coq Au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with
mushrooms and pearl onions.

 

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine –
Sautéed boneless trout, grilled almonds, lemon emulsion, and leek duxelles fondue

 

Pasta Monegasque –
Penne paste with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

– This event has passed –

 

Cost: $40 general public, $25 for students with ID

 

 


After the on-line registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.
On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

 

Questions?
For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at rjfazio@mac.com.

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.

Thanks to Governor Michael Dukakis for the Jan. 24th Event!

 

This event has passed. 

The Southern California Planning Congress
invites you to this event.

 

An Evening with

Governor Michael Dukakis

 

 
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge – Boston, MA –
Part of the Big Dig, the largest U.S. highway project.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Taix French Restaurant,
Bordeaux Room:

1911 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Download the Event Flyer

 

 

Michael Dukakis continues to champion excellence in governance as a professor at Northeastern University and UCLA, public transit proponent, and advocate for urban America.  He served two terms as Governor of Massachusetts and was the 1988 Democratic nominee for President. Infrastructure priorities are finally part of the national dialogue and will reshape the form of cities such as Los Angeles and Boston in the years to come.  Interact with Governor Dukakis as he shares his perspectives on best practices in local, state, and federal leadership, and transportation planning and implementation.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Dukakis Head Shot

 

Governor Michael Dukakis

JD, Harvard Law School, 1960; Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University; Visiting Professor, the Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA, current; Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991; and Democratic nominee for President of the United States, 1988.

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, soup du jour,
mixed greens with house vinaigrette dressing.

 

With one of the following selections:

Steak Frites au Poivre –
Grilled skirt steak (served medium rare) with black peppercorn cream.

Roast Duck a l’Orange –
1/2-duck marinated and slow roasted in oranges.

Fresh Filet of Salmon –
Grilled and served with a champagne sauce.

 

A vegetarian option is available upon request. 
All with sherbet and coffee or tea.

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost: $45 general public, $35 for students with ID

This event is passed. 
On-line registration is closed. 

 

Download the Event Flyer
(If you did not receive the event email)

On-site registration (by check only) is an additional $10 and not guaranteed.
After the registration closure date, refunds will not be provided.

This event is eligible for 1.5 hours of AICP Certificate Maintenance Self-Reporting Credit.

APA CA Logo - Los Angeles Chapter

In partnership with the the Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association.

 

 

 

Questions?
 
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