Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposes a tax exemption for new businesses in L.A., while announcing that the recent expansion of an enterprise zone in East Los Angeles helped convince a large pharmaceutical company to remain in the area.
Frank Gilliam, dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs, added “This policy is sound and a very effective way for Los Angeles to demonstrate it wants to support business.”
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Daniel J.B. Mitchell talks to the CBS Evening News regarding California's budget cuts (at 10 min.)
UCLA Urban Planning alumnus Alvaro Huerta (M.A. '06) recently published a commentary in both the Santa Monica Mirror and in UCLA Today critical of Arizona's recent, controversial law aimed at undocumented immigrants. Huerta is currently a visiting scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and a Ph.D. candidate in City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.