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Where did all the Money Go? Economic Development in a Post-Redevelopment California

April 16, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Withthe recent impact of the most severe recession since the Great Depression, and
the elimination of redevelopment in California, literally, “Where did all the
Money Go?”  And how can we still achieve
the goals of Smart Growth and Sustainable Community planning?   This symposium will be a conversation with a
selected group of UCLA alumni from our programs that are engaged in helping to shape
those outcomes.  We will also discuss key
issues students will eventually face as planners and policy analysts and how your
education today can help with your professional challenges ahead.

was a major land assembly and financing tool for economic development, and an
important financing mechanism for affordable housing.  Now that it is essentially gone – except for
completing the transfer of outstanding assets by the successor agencies, where
is all the money going and how are jurisdictions coping?  How can we continue to plan effectively under
these conditions, and what new financing and planning tools are on the horizon?  This is a dynamic and exciting time, although
the future is far from certain.

Panelists will discuss the various key topics from their own work perspectives.  Professor Donald Shoup will make some introductory
remarks about how the world of urban public finance has changed since he first
started teaching this course over two decades ago. Panelists include:

▪ Moderator- Stan Hoffman, President, Stanley R. Hoffman
Associates, UCLA MA Urban Planning, 1972

▪ Cecilia Estolano, Principal, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors,
LLC, former Los Angeles CRA director,
UCLA MA Urban Planning, 1991

▪ Robb Steel, Director – Economic Development, former
Redevelopment Director, City of Rialto, UCLA MA Urban Planning, 1981

▪ Brian Gross, Senior Consultant, Waronzof, UCLA MA Urban
Planning, 2002

▪ Julio Morales, Finance Director, City of Huntington Park,
UCLA MBA, 2003

▪ Sarah McPherson Besley, Hollywood Properties Owners
Alliance,  UCLA MA Urban Planning, 2007

▪ Jeff Carpenter, retired, former Los Angeles CRA Senior Staff, UCLA MA Urban Planning, 1971



April 16, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


April 16, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm