Category Archives: 2018

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 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.



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.





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For further information contact Bob Fazio at (626) 765-4036 or at




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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






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



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.



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:


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

The Rev. Mike Kinman, Rector, All Saints Church

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

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

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




Registration is closed.










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