What: The University of La Verne’s College of Business and Public Administration is partnering with the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Southern California Chapter to sponsor a moderated panel discussion on the causes and consequences of the state reform of redevelopment law which will have major financial and economic consequences for state and local governments in California. The recently enacted laws abolish local redevelopment agencies and establish an alternate form of redevelopment agency which will be required to remit to the state about 40 percent of revenues. About 400 redevelopment agencies will remit a total of $1.7 billion in the first fiscal year and about $400 million per year subsequently to help offset the state budget deficit. The panel will also discuss the California Supreme Court challenge filed by California’s cities and redevelopment agencies.
- State Impacts:
- Steve Shea, Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg’s budget advisor, who played a key role in advancing the Legislature’s redevelopment reform measures
- Marianne O’Malley, Legislative Analyst’s Office (invited), which examined the costs and benefits of redevelopment in published briefs supporting the legislative reforms
- Local Impacts:
- Lisa Brandl, Managing Director for Riverside County Economic Development Agency
- Kathy Rosenow, managing partner of RSG community development firm
- Legal Issues:
- T. Brent Hawkins, general counsel for the California Redevelopment Association
- Jennifer Rockwell, Chief Counsel, California Department of Finance
- Stephen Harding, La Verne MPA Program Adjunct Faculty & City Manager, City of Jurupa Valley.
When: 11:15 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2011.
(Deadline to RSVP is Monday, Oct. 24; Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: Fees waived for La Verne students, faculty and alumni; ASPA members pay $30 and non-members pay $35.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711.
Contact: Paul Hubler at (626) 379-4937