August 16, 2017 by Mark Pisano

Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth

New infrastructure tools make it easier for local governments to partner around shared purpose Read More »

Commentary: With no state action on roads, regional solutions needed
October 26, 2016 by Mark Pisano and Sean Randolph

Commentary: With no state action on roads, regional solutions needed

The next generation of transportation solutions need to be created at the local and regional level Read More »

California tool to fund badly needed infrastructure growing in popularity
March 28, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

California tool to fund badly needed infrastructure growing in popularity

The EIFD is currently being considered for 60 projects across the state, including Sacramento bridges and L.A. River revitalization. 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 »

Two ways for cities to reduce the cost of housing and make homes more affordable
September 08, 2015 by Mark Pisano

Two ways for cities to reduce the cost of housing and make homes more affordable

Paired together, streamlining regulations and using infrastructure districts to bring down costs would have a big impact on California housing, all without raising taxes. 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 »

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