UCLA Ziman Center & UCLA Lewis Center Forum 2012 California’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs) have long relied on tax increment financing to improve communities and neighborhoods. Governor Jerry Brown’s efforts to eliminate RDAs in order to balance the state budget have resulted in legal actions that have left the future of redevelopment efforts uncertain. In light of the recent California Supreme Court decision upholding the State’s right to eliminate RDAs, and striking down a compromise measure that would have allowed RDAs to continue under a revenue-sharing agreement, this conference will bring together experts from research and practice to discuss the future of redevelopment in California. ****** Tuesday | February 21, 20128:00AM-12:30PMCovel Commons Grand Horizon Room | UCLA CampusTicket Price: $45Student Ticket Price: $10For more information, please contact Julie Lindner****** 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.mKEYNOTE ADDRESSSpeaker: Honorable Alex Padilla, California State Senate9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. BACKGROUND – “THE DECISION: THE DEATH OF REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES”Discussion will include an analysis of the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Redevelopment Association vs. Matosantos regarding ABX1 26 and ABX1 27.Presenter: Jonathan M. Zasloff, Professor, UCLA School of Law9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.PANEL 1 – “WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?”A panel of experts representing various stakeholders will discuss the near-term implications of the dissolution of RDAs in California. The panel will discuss the process for winding down RDAs, the potential impact on low-income housing, economic development and unemployment, what cities and developers need to know now, what litigation might ensue, and what compromise legislation might be achieved.Moderator: Randall Crane, Professor of Urban Planning; Editor, Journal of the American Planning Association, UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban PlanningFramer: William Fulton, Vice President for Policy and Programs, Smart Growth AmericaPanelists: Timothy B. McOsker, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP Tony Salazar, President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar Renata Simril, Managing Director, Public Institutions Group at Jones Lang LaSalle, and Executive Committee Member, Leading Women at the UCLA Ziman Center Fernando Villa, Partner, Real Estate Department, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks **Additional Panelists TBA** 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.BREAK11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.PANEL 2 – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?A new paradigm for redevelopment in California must be considered. A panel of experts will discuss what new parameters will be established, what tools cities can utilize to achieve redevelopment objectives, how cities can meet the demand for low-income housing, and what other agencies and organizations can do to fill the void left by RDAs.Moderator: Con Howe, Managing Director, CityView Los Angeles FundPanelists: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director, City of Culver City Lynn Jacobs, Former Director, California Department of Housing & Community Development Kerry Morrison, Executive Director, Hollywood Entertainment District (HED) Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California William A. Witte, President, Related California **Additional Panelists TBA** For details go to http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x39262.xmlClick here to register For more information, please contact Julie Lindner.