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

scpcadmin | June 10, 2018 in Upcoming Events | Comments (0)

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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

 

Use the pull-down menu and button below to register via PayPal.  Multiple items for you and any guests can be added to your cart before checkout.  

 

Category
Meal Choice
Guest Name

 

The planned on-line registration closure is Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.   After this 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.

 

 

 

 

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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 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.

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 Robert “Bud” Ovrom for Convention Re-Invention!

scpcadmin | June 2, 2016 in 2016 | Comments (0)

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The Southern California Planning Congress would like to thank
Robert “Bud” Ovrom for an informative and entertaining event!

 

Convention Re-Invention!

 

How will LA Create a
Convention Center Superstar?

 

Conv Center Proj Rendering 

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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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Long striving for competitiveness in the international convention and tourism marketplace, the Los Angeles Convention Center/Farmer’s Field partnership held promise. Though the sports venue has gone elsewhere, billions of dollars continue to be invested in Downtown Los Angeles, and the development of eleven new and planned area hotels represent a critical link. A promising strategy for the Los Angeles Convention Center may finally, and permanently, cement the facility’s prominence as a convention and tourism superstar in an increasingly bustling downtown.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Robert “Bud” Ovrom

Executive Director,
Department of Convention and Tourism Development,
City of Los Angeles

 

 

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

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 passed.  

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.


Thanks to Erlinda Romo for the Playhouse District tour!

scpcadmin | August 19, 2015 in 2015 | Comments (0)

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Thanks to Erlinda Romo for the great presentation and
Playhouse District tour! 
 

 

The Pasadena Playhouse District

Special Saturday Morning Tour

 

 Playhouse Drawing

Image Source: Playhouse District Association

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Presentation 10:00 a.m., Walking Tour 10:30 a.m.
Lunch/Discussion 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Presentation Location:
Library, Pasadena Presbyterian Church,
585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

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Experience the Playhouse District, Pasadena’s center for culture, commerce and community and home of the historic and influential Pasadena Playhouse and Ice House Comedy Club, the independent and venerable Vroman’s Bookstore, Laemmle’s Movie Theater, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and USC Pacific Asia Museum. Learn about one of Pasadena’s must successful business improvement districts with its variety of cultural, residential, retail, restaurant, office, and entertainment uses, all contributing to the area’s high quality of life.

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Erlinda Romo
Executive Director, Playhouse District Association

 

 

LUNCH MENU

Lunch from the Einstein’s Bagels will be served at the presentation location.  The following boxed lunch selections are available: 

Tasty Turkey – Roasted turkey, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, and tomato with Onion & Chive Shmear on an Asiago Bagel

Albacore Tuna Salad – Albacore tuna salad with celery, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and mayonnaise on a fresh-baked Multigrain Roll

Hummus Veg Out – Hummus, tomato, red onion, spinach, arugula, roasted red peppers, cucumber, and Garden Veggie Smear on a fresh-baked Multigrain Roll

All sandwiches are served cold, and come with seasonal fresh fruit salad and a gourmet cookie. 

Bottled water will be made available. 

 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Cost is $25, and registration space is limited.

This event has passed. 
On-line event registration has been closed. 

 

Late registration may be available thru Friday, 9/25, but lunch availability would not be guaranteed.  Please contact us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com for late registration questions. 

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(If you did not receive the event email)

 


MEETING LOCATION AND PARKING

 

Location: Library (Room 202), Pasadena Presbyterian Church,
585 East Colorado Boulevard, at Madison Avenue, Pasadena.

Event parking: Located on the west side of Madison Avenue, behind the church and mid-block between Colorado Boulevard and Union Street. $3 at central meter, credit cards accepted.

Directions to meeting room: From parking area, enter church office building through interior hallway, turn right and follow courtyard colonnade to the the upstairs library at Room 202.

A link to an aerial map is provided below.

 

Event Location Map

 

 
Questions?
Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com

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“DTLA – A 24-Hour Center in the Making” has been cancelled.

scpcadmin | May 7, 2015 in 2015 | Comments (0)

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This event has been cancelled. 
Current registrants will receive refunds. 

 

DTLA – Downtown Los Angeles

A 24-Hour Center in the Making

 

Downtown LA - from blogs.fidm.comPhoto Source: blogs.fidm.com

 

 

Wednesday, June 10, 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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The robust Downtown Los Angeles we enjoy today has been more than 50 years in the making. A result of strong leadership, dedicated professionals, private investment, and public resources, the dream of a 24-hour urban center is coming true. New and revitalized neighborhoods have emerged, from the Old Bank District to South Park, the Fashion District to Gallery Row.

No longer just a 9-to-5 destination, DTLA is now sought after as a place to live, work, recreate and experience the arts, culture, and major events. Join the Southern California Planning Congress to hear one of the area’s most ardent proponents, with over 20 years of engagement, share his insights into Downtown’s past, present, and future. 

 

Our guest speaker:

 

Hal Bastian

 

Hal Bastian
President & CEO of Hal Bastian Inc., a Downtown revitalization consulting firm, and former Director of Economic Development & Executive Vice President of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District

 

 

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. 

 

 

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(If you did not receive the event email)

 

 

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.
You can also follow us via Twitter for updates.


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

scpcadmin | April 9, 2014 in 2014 | Comments (0)

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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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SCPC Event Summary – “Here Comes the LA Streetcar!”

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Southern California Planning Congress
Event Summary – March 2013

Here Comes the LA Streetcar!
Heading into Downtown’s Future

 

 Streetcar Rendering - http://www.streetcar.la/

 

 

Carol Schatz and Shiraz Tangri presented the latest news on the LA Streetcar project in the Art Deco-themed Bar Fedora room of First & Hope, an upscale Downtown restaurant.

 

2013Mar - A1 Room

2013Mar - A2 Room

 

Carol and Shiraz focused on the detailed framework for the local property tax funding source and the related political campaign, as well as the burgeoning downtown residential population, growing local commercial economy, and the need to complement future development with the Streetcar. Carol is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Central City Association of Los Angeles and Downtown Center Business Improvement District, and is a Member of the Board of the Community Facilities District. Shiraz Tangri is with the legal firm Alston & Bird, and is the general counsel for LA Streetcar Inc.

 

 2013Mar - B2 Tables

 2013Mar - B1 Tables

 

In December 2012, the Downtown Los Angeles community voted to approve a Community Facilities District (CFD) to provide matching funds to finance the proposed LA Streetcar Project. The Streetcar will link the Civic Center to the Historic Core along Broadway and the LA Live Entertainment District. The project’s goal is to help transform Downtown into a lively live, work, and play destination.


After an introduction to the project and our speakers by Bob Fazio of the Southern California Planning Congress Board, Carol presented an in-depth overview of the growth in downtown since a revitalization of various neighborhoods began in the early 1990s. The growth in residential units, and the ongoing permitting of new residential projects, was very informative and quite astounding. The foundational anchors of the downtown area, the new burgeoning cultural icons, and how the LA Streetcar will tie them altogether, were the motivational high-notes of Carol’s presentation.

 

2013Mar - C1 BFazio

2013Mar - C1 CSchatz

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2103-03-19-Streetcar PP CFDetc

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2013Mar - C3 CSchatz

 

Shiraz discussed the nuts-and-bolts of the project: how it was funded, how the local tax initiative was spearheaded and championed, and how it will be built in terms of new technologies and the intricate route to be woven through existing downtown roadways. The project would link the Civic Center, the historic Broadway corridor, and the LA Live entertainment complex. Special technology, if feasible with final project engineering, would allow the Streetcar to operate without overhead wires. The project would be the first Los Angeles transit project to be owned and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and future extensions could provide direct service to the Music Center.

 

2013Mar - D1 STangri

2013Mar - D2 STangri

 

All in all, it was an extremely informative evening, rich with highly motivational subject matter for any champion of the future of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Streetcar project updates can be found at: www.lastreetcar.la.

 

 


Thanks for a great SCPC Annual Holiday Mixer!

scpcadmin | November 20, 2012 in 2012 | Comments (0)

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SCPC would like to thank the great group that came out for the Castle Green tour and our holiday mixer!

An event summary is posted here.

 

 

The Southern California Planning Congress
invites you to our

 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY MIXER


Sunday, December 2, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Source: castlegreen.com

Source: http://www.castlegreen.com

 

Please join your friends and colleagues at our annual SCPC Holiday Mixer, starting with the “Dickens in the Castle” tour of Old Pasadena’s most dazzling Victorian, Castle Green, followed by holiday cheer a short walk away at The Otis Bar at La Grande Orange Café.

Gather at 2:00 p.m. at 99 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, for the Castle Green tour. Immediately following, continue the “no host” celebration at La Grande Orange Café, at 260 South Raymond Avenue.

Tour tickets are $20 and must be purchased on your own, either online or at the Castle’s front gate. For tickets and more information: www.castlegreen.com/tour.

 

Directions:

Transit
Take the Metro Gold Line to the Del Mar Station, one block south of Castle Green, at 230 S. Raymond Avenue (between Green Street and Del Mar Street).

Parking
Park at the Schoolhouse Public Parking Structure at 33 E. Green Street (corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue), or at the Del Mar Station Parking Garage at 230 S. Raymond Avenue (just north of Del Mar Street).


Related Links:

Castle Green: http://www.castlegreen.com/about-the-castle-green/
La Grande Orange Café: http://www.lgostationcafe.com/
Metro Gold Line: http://www.metro.net/riding/maps/gold-line/
Old Pasadena Map: http://www.oldpasadena.org/map.asp

 An event summary is posted here

Always Drink Responsibly

 


 

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Email us at socalplanningcongress@gmail.com


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