November 10, 2016 by Alex Lantsberg, AICP & Scott Littlehale

The 1,000,000 Homes Challenge: Will workers who build new housing be left housing cost-burdened?

Housing costs have outpaced wages of many construction workers across California's regions Read More »

California’s Housing Crisis, Construction Labor, & the Costs of Multi-Family Housing
November 09, 2016 by Alex Lantsberg, AICP & Scott Littlehale

California’s Housing Crisis, Construction Labor, & the Costs of Multi-Family Housing

Research looks into the impact of wages on the construction costs of housing Read More »

Commentary: Our Roads and Bridges: The Fix Is Not In
June 17, 2016 by Will Kempton

Commentary: Our Roads and Bridges: The Fix Is Not In

State infrastructure investment not keeping up with need, but Californians need assurances that additional funds will be dedicated, protected, and efficiently spent.  Read More »

Legislative wrap-up: California housing solution is under construction
October 14, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

Legislative wrap-up: California housing solution is under construction

Overview of legislative results and wins for Summit toward spurring investment in housing and infrastructure Read More »

How to pay for local infrastructure projects? New website offers an answer
September 30, 2015 by Darin Dinsmore

How to pay for local infrastructure projects? New website offers an answer

Recent legislation expands local governments’ infrastructure financing powers that will help build investments in projects from transit stations, housing to next-gen water facilities. Read More »

Governor signs local infrastructure financing bill in win for Summit
September 23, 2015 by Justin Ewers

Governor signs local infrastructure financing bill in win for Summit

Law will expand development tool cities can use to pay for a range of vital projects, from affordable housing to transportation infrastructure. Read More »

Early signs of a deal emerge in special session on road maintenance
August 21, 2015 by Justin Ewers

Early signs of a deal emerge in special session on road maintenance

As the California Legislatures tries to wrangle a $60-billion backlog in state road and highway maintenance, bills are coming together to form a possible deal to help raise infrastructure funding while making sure they're spent in an accountable way. Read More »

What’s missing from California’s transportation special session
August 11, 2015 by Justin Ewers

What’s missing from California’s transportation special session

Fixing the state’s roads will take more than money--it will also take better governance. Summit team weighs in with ideas. Read More »

12 new ways to close infrastructure funding gaps highlighted by CA Fwd and Economic Summit partners
June 25, 2015 by Justin Ewers

12 new ways to close infrastructure funding gaps highlighted by CA Fwd and Economic Summit partners

Paying for badly needed maintenance for California's transportation system would benefit from using "fourth sector" models, which combine public, private and nonprofit resources for public good. Read More »

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 »

Summit releases plan for addressing affordable housing crisis, urges lawmakers to act
June 01, 2015 by Justin Ewers

Summit releases plan for addressing affordable housing crisis, urges lawmakers to act

Housing team supports package of legislation to raise more housing funds but calls for more permanent solutions to growing problem. 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 »

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

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 by Justin Ewers

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 »

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

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 »

Q&A on Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts
March 02, 2015 by Meeting of the Minds

Q&A on Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts

Answers about California's new tool for local governments to finance infrastructure projects Read More »

L.A. eyes being first to use new infrastructure funding tool to restore river
January 27, 2015 by Ed Coghlan

L.A. eyes being first to use new infrastructure funding tool to restore river

High-profile project could use Summit-supported financing method Read More »

New tool may aid California cities in filling state’s infrastructure gap
January 08, 2015 by John Guenther

New tool may aid California cities in filling state’s infrastructure gap

Webinar will detail innovative way to pay for transportation projects Read More »

Year in Review: Looking back at California’s 2014 infrastructure news
December 29, 2014 by Fred Silva and John Guenther

Year in Review: Looking back at California’s 2014 infrastructure news

New infrastructure financing tools should pay dividends for cities Read More »

What can be done to improve local roads?
November 03, 2014 by John Frith

What can be done to improve local roads?

Solutions include altering gas tax, creating miles-traveled system Read More »

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