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

scpcadmin | December 10, 2017 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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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.

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

scpcadmin | October 29, 2017 in 2017 | Comments (0)


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.

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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!

scpcadmin | June 11, 2017 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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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

scpcadmin | March 29, 2017 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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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

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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

 

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


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!

scpcadmin | December 23, 2016 in 2017 | Comments (0)

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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

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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?
 
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.