Learning about sustainable water management: The case of Los Angeles

Running water in our homes is sort of magical when you think about it. It’s one of the most important technological improvements of industrialized societies, which has, without a doubt, had a major impact on our quality of life … it is hard to keep water policy in the public discourse and in the forefront of policy when we don’t really educate ourselves about how basic water management works.

Panelists discuss renovation of Los Angeles River

By SELENA NG Originally posted by The Daily Trojan, March 26, 2015   The Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise hosted a panel discussion on the government and nonprofit sector efforts in revitalizing the Los Angeles River on Thursday night. The panelists in attendance discussed the various projects involved in the L.A. river revitalization…

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

by Frank Zerunyan 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…

Leading from the West: The LA River Revitalization (Full video)

The 51 mile long LA River is due to be transformed from a concrete flood control channel to a city spanning ecological, recreational, and cultural space. Join us as we convene some of the many stakeholders, decision makers, and visionaries who are working to implement the LA River Revitalization Master Plan.


  • Renee Dake Wilson : Vice President, Los Angeles City Planning Commission
  • Carol Armstrong : Director, LA River Works
  • Omar Brownson : Executive Director, Los Angeles River Corp.
  • Mia Lehrer : President, Mia Lehrer Landscape Architects
  • Josephine R. Axt : Chief, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Raphael Bostic Director, Bedrosian Center on Governance

Leading from the West: The future of the L.A. River

This Leading from the West conversation presented an opportunity to consider the future of the Los Angeles River. The panel discussion gathered some of the many stakeholders, decision makers, and visionaries working to implement the new revitalization plan. Panelists: Renee Dake Wilson, vice president, Los Angeles City Planning Commission; Carol Armstrong, Director, LA River Works,…