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

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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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This event has been cancelled: “The Challenges of Fulfilling Planning and Housing Expectations…”

September 15, 2014 in 2014 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress
regrets to inform you that this event has been cancelled. 

Current registrants will be issued refunds. 

 

The Challenges of Fulfilling

Planning and Housing

Expectations for the

City of Los Angeles

 

An Evening with Kevin Keller

 

 

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Wednesday, September 17, 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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Housing and policy direction for a city as large and diverse as Los Angeles requires focused executive and political leadership. An overarching vision must respond to varied expectations and implementation challenges.

How does Mayor Eric Garcetti view the city’s future and how does the mayor intend to use his office to fulfill a vision that improves basic city services and promotes commerce, development, employment opportunity, and meeting varied housing demands, concurrent with measures to advance stable communities across the city?

How will the proposed streamlining of Planning, Building and Safety and the City’s other development services balance efficiency with the public’s desire for more livable and sustainable neighborhoods?

 

Our guest speaker:

Kevin Keller
Director of Planning and Housing Policy,
Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

 

 

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

 

This event has been cancelled. 


Registration at the event is available (via checks only), for an additional $10 and is not guaranteed.

Registration refunds or credits will not be provided.

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

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

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Thanks to all who attended the “Powering Up Watts” event

December 14, 2011 in 2012 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress
would like to thank all of the guests that attended
our January event!

A meeting summary will be posted shortly. 

 

“Powering Up Watts:

The Jordan Downs Master Plan”

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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

 

 

 

How can public housing be revitalized to
break the cycle of poverty and remain affordable? 

How can human capital be harnessed to improve
the community’s quality of life?

 

Master Plan Site MapIn the 1950s, former federal facilities for WWII workers were converted into the 700-unit, Jordan Downs public housing complex.  

Although it began as partially integrated, it was soon associated with societal ills: institutionalized racism, welfare state dependency, and disenfranchisement that contributed to its role as the Watts Riots flashpoint and a breeding ground for gang violence.

Watts Is Worth It GraphicThe City of Los Angeles has launched an ambitious $1 billion community-based master plan to redevelop aging Jordan Downs.  While it includes a denser mixed-income “new urban village,” the emphasis is not on buildings but innovative, inspiring programs aimed at investing in people.

 

 

Please join us to hear our first 2012 guest speaker

John R. King II
Director, Policy and Planning Department – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles 

 

 

 

Dinner Menu Selections:

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:
 

Boneless Breast of Chicken –

Marsala: Sautéed, with a Marsala wine and mushroom sauce

Filet of Sole –

Normandie: Braised, in Chablis, mushrooms and cream.

Pasta Monégasque –

Penne pasta with tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil.

 

All with Sherbet and Coffee or tea.

 

On-line registration for this event has closed.

 

 

Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

Also, visit our Facebook page and click the “like” button to receive future updates as they are posted.
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