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

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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 Elizabeth Carvajal for “UNION STATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE” on 1/14/15!

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Thanks to Elizabeth Carvajal for this great event!

 

UNION STATION MASTER

PLAN UPDATE

 

The Historic Terminal is
Propelled into the Future

 

UnionStn Rendering
 

 

 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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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Union Station has shaped the history of the Southern California region. Completion of the Union Station Master Plan, now under environmental review, will help shape the future.  

As the region’s transportation hub supporting multiple transit services and growth in the region, staged implementation of the Plan will improve multi-modal transit services, infrastructure, facilitate urban connections and guide investment and commerce.

 

Our guest speaker:

Elizabeth Carvajal
Transportation Planning Manager,
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, Soup of the day,
Organic greens with house vinaigrette dressing, Fresh vegetable,
and Rice or potato.

 

With one of the following selections:

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

Fresh Boneless Trout Almondine

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, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

Registration for this event has closed. 

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(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

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Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

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Event Summary – “Our Water, Our Lifestyle – The Next Hundred Years…”

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Southern California Planning Congress
Event Summary – May 2014

An Aqueduct Runs Through It:
A Series on the Future of
California’s Water Supply

In cooperation with the California Center for
Land and Water Stewardship, Cal Poly Pomona

 

Part 1 – Our Water, Our Lifestyle
The Next Hundred Years of
the Los Angeles Aqueduct

 

 

Barry Lehrman, MLA, MArch, ASLA is the Project Director of the Aqueduct Futures Project, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona.  He spoke to the event guests on water issues concerning Southern California, focusing on the history of water delivery to California, the aqueduct system and its environmental hurdles, and the future of development and resources in the State.

 

 Aqueduct Futures - Prof Lehrman, Cal Poly Pomona

 

Aqueduct Futures

 

The size of the aqueduct system and the area it draws water from is astounding.  Almost 490 square miles of land is owned by the City of Los Angeles, via its Department of Water & Power, in the Owens Valley where Bishop and other communities are located.  This area is larger than the City of Los Angeles itself.

The water level of Owens Lake began noticeably and consistently dropping as early as the year 1890. The local Payutes population drew the first water in the mid-1800s.  In 1928 the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) was formed and the Colorado River Aqueduct was created.

The City of Los Angeles, from 1781 to 1940, approved 83 separate annexations of land.  Then, after 1940, 292 additional annexations were approved.  LADWP is a major landlord and natural resources manager for City property in the Owens Valley.

 

Aqueduct Futures

 

More water efficiency practices are needed, but much goes to wasteful agricultural irrigation practices. The Bureau of Reclamation does not do a beneficial job of reclaiming water.

More efficiency in water usage also translates to power savings, as up to 20 percent of power in California is used to transport water. Desalination is not the only option, as it also uses a lot of power, and it is not our way out of a water shortage. Grey water recycling would consume 10 percent of the energy of ocean desalination.

 

Aqueduct Futures

 

To help direct future use and operations of the aqueduct and the surrounding City land area, an Aqueduct Master Plan is proposed that would focus on multifunctional uses for the land and region.  The concept of ‘Aqueductsheds’ was introduced, dealing with the system much like a river watershed system. The area owned by the City of Los Angeles for the aqueduct system could be the largest city park in the World. It could be a ‘national park’ rivaling Yosemite.

 

For more information, visit the Aqueduct Futures project web site.

 

 

 

 


“Insatiable Appetites” on May 21st has been cancelled.

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An Aqueduct Runs Through It:

A Series on the Future of

California’s Water Supply

In cooperation with the California Center for
Land and Water Stewardship, Cal Poly Pomona

 

Part 2 – Insatiable Appetites

Water, Energy, and

Managing the Flow

 

waterVpower

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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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dwpThere is nothing like a drought to focus our attention on the availability of water. Yet the connection between water and electricity usage usually goes unnoticed. Few realize that LA’s annual water consumption has been flat for 30 years while the city’s population has grown by over 1 million inhabitants, or that water management consumes 20% of the state’s electric power. What is the perspective of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipally owned public utility, given its mandate to manage water and energy resources? How does it ensure today’s water delivery and future supplies for a growing city?

 

David Jacot, LADWP
 

Our guest speaker: 

David Jacot, P.E.

Director of Efficiency Solutions,
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DINNER MENU

Dinner entrees include fresh French baguette, Soup of the day,
Organic greens with house vinaigrette dressing, Fresh vegetable,
and Rice or potato.

 

With one of the following selections:

Coq au Vin –
Traditional French dish of chicken cooked in a red wine sauce with mushrooms.

Beef Bourguignon –
Tender pieces of beef in Burgundy wine mushroom sauce.

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, $30 members, $25 for students with ID

 

** On-line registration has now closed **
This event has been cancelled.
Registrants will receive a refund via PayPal.

 

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(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

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