Frank Zerunyan

Articles by Frank Zerunyan

Building Public Spaces Two Leases at a Time

Public space deficits such as fire and police stations, libraries, community and city centers present significant challenges for the public sector today. On the other hand such significant challenges represent leadership and investment opportunities of greater proportions for the public and private sectors. Never before these sectors have been so interdependent creating unprecedented opportunities for intersectoral relationships in delivering important public spaces.

The Demise of California Redevelopment Law, and the Repackaging of Tax Increments for California Municipalities

originally posted on PUBLICCEO, March 24, 2015 On June 28, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills that effectively dissolved all California Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs). Through the California Redevelopment Association and the League of California Cities, local governments challenged the constitutionality of the two laws (ABx1 26 and ABx1 27) at the California…

LA from Above

Dear friends, Today my son Danny and I flew over some of LA County with our terrific LA County Fire Department (it was part of regular patrol). This was based on a certificate I had won and a promise from the former Chief P. Michael Freeman (honored by the current Chief Osby) since my time…

USC Price Practicum to UN

June 24, 2014
by Frank Zerunyan

I recently took a group of students to make a presentation at UN headquarters in New York City. We were hosted by Dr. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief of the Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB) in the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

UN Workshop in Addis Ababa

The quality of public service delivery and good governance are critical to the development of any country, particularly in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2000, that elevated the urgency of seeking innovative public sector solutions as a way to combat challenges to achieve and sustain the goals of the MDGs to…