Seifel has been working with a coalition representing housing, infill building, business, environmental, and planning groups to retain and reform redevelopment. Coalition members are supporting proposed legislation to "mend not end" redevelopment.
Assembly Bill 1250, making significant redevelopment reforms and reducing the scale of future redevelopment efforts.
Senate Bill 450, accomplishing key housing reforms to enhance the production of affordable housing, especially to those in greatest need.
Please urge your Legislators to support AB 1250 and AB 450 and preserve redevelopment, California’s largest and most successful economic development and affordable housing program.
On May 18 - 20, Libby Seifel will be joining the ULI Spring Council Forum in Phoenix. Per ULI, this year's summit looks to "bring together top decision-makers and industry experts to discuss the future of real estate and how individuals and companies can successfully adapt for what is coming."
More information on this year's summit is available at http://www.ulispring.org/
Here's a bit of the program abstract...
The national recession has had a profound effect on the ability of municipalities and regions to invest in transportation, utilities and social infrastructure despite universal agreement of this urgent need. While Public-Private Partnerships have a long proven record internationally, leveraging long-term private sector investment to socially benefit the public is a fairly new phenomenon in the US.
Libby Seifel will be leading a panel discussion on Key Principles for Successful PPPs (Public Private Partnerships) at the 2011 Housing California Conference in Sacramento on April 28. Libby will be joined by a panel including Polly Marshall of Goldfarb & Lipman, Lisa Bates of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and Kim McKay of BRIDGE Housing.
Public-private partnerships (PPP) provide a unique way for developers, government, and the community to work together to create innovative and sustainable urban infill developments. This interactive session will feature a lively discussion about how to structure innovative public-private partnerships that achieve “triple bottom line” results: Meet community goals, reduce our environmental footprint, and achieve financial returns. Attendees will learn how PPPs have been used to accomplish a broad range of projects, for the creation of affordable homes, mixed-use, and transit-oriented developments that incorporate green design to the redevelopment of surplus public properties and brownfield sites.
Link to conference: http://www.housingca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_annualconference