The Goal.

California can't borrow its way out of this problem: It's too big. Instead, the state must develop an infrastructure strategy that will support California's long-term economic growth--one that includes new ways of financing public works projects.

The Problem.

It could be the state's biggest budget challenge: California must invest $750 billion in public facilities over the next 10 years to meet the needs of a growing population--from upgrading school buildings to expanding public transit. Problem is, the state doesn't have that kind of money.

FEATURED STORIES

April 27, 2015

EIFDs get two thumbs up at L.A. infrastructure gathering

Tool for funding badly needed local and regional infrastructure projects and maintenance gains interest across the state Read More »

Infrastructure
April 06, 2015

Consensus building around new infrastructure financing authority: “These tools can work”

Robust infrastructure funding tool being seen as smart alternative to defunct redevelopment authority Read More »

Infrastructure
April 08, 2015

CA Fwd report: Prosperity depends on new approach to investing in infrastructure and education

New report highlights revenue options for making investments in top priorities for state regionally and statewide Read More »

REPORTING

A new tool for urban economic development: EIFDs demystified
June 05, 2015 by The Planning Report

A new tool for urban economic development: EIFDs demystified

Explainer on financing tool that cities, counties, and special districts can use to meet a broad range of local infrastructure needs, which is wider than the narrow focus of California's defunct Redevelopment funding mechanism. Read More »

Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton: California must invest now in education and infrastructure
May 15, 2015 by Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton

Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton: California must invest now in education and infrastructure

California has an opportunity to build for long-term prosperity with smart investments in schools, workforce development and infrastructure. Read More »

EIFDs get two thumbs up at L.A. infrastructure gathering
April 27, 2015

EIFDs get two thumbs up at L.A. infrastructure gathering

Tool for funding badly needed local and regional infrastructure projects and maintenance gains interest across the state Read More »

CA Fwd report: Prosperity depends on new approach to investing in infrastructure and education
April 08, 2015

CA Fwd report: Prosperity depends on new approach to investing in infrastructure and education

New report highlights revenue options for making investments in top priorities for state regionally and statewide Read More »

Consensus building around new infrastructure financing authority: “These tools can work”
April 06, 2015

Consensus building around new infrastructure financing authority: “These tools can work”

Robust infrastructure funding tool being seen as smart alternative to defunct redevelopment authority Read More »

California Economy at a Crossroads
March 19, 2015

California Economy at a Crossroads

Does California have the Right Mix of Economic and Workforce Policies and Programs? Read More »

Cities take notice of new authority to build transit and other needed infrastructure
March 09, 2015

Cities take notice of new authority to build transit and other needed infrastructure

Summit releases fact sheet on how to use new Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts Read More »

LA Mayor Garcetti and USDOT announce local hire rule change for infrastructure projects
March 03, 2015

LA Mayor Garcetti and USDOT announce local hire rule change for infrastructure projects

Pilot program would allow local hire preference for projects getting federal dollars Read More »

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What's at stake?

Infrastructure is the physical network all around us made of roads, rails, water systems, ports, airports, schools, internet access and more. It's no stretch to call it the backbone of the economy.