07 April

The Art of Entitlements

Who Are the Individuals and Organizations of Influence? By Larry Lazar, Guest Author Long now, the decision making in local government has been a balance of appointed city staff and elected representatives. Many communities are a collection of “Giants” that …

27 June

Annexations & LAFCO

Is Annexation Difficult? Here in California, we have the Local Agency Formation Commission (better known as LAFCO), which oversees the formation of new cities and the annexation of properties into existing cities.  It seems that “rumors” can seem to take …

11 April

Infill Development

Infill Products – What is the Best Program? In a previous post, we talked about direct construction costs and the relationship to infill developments.  Today, we would like to expand on that a bit more as it relates to not …

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