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December 20, 2007 | Duke Helfand
In a contentious hearing Wednesday, the City Council voted 10 to 4 to confirm affordable-housing developer Joan Ling to a new, four-year term on the Community Redevelopment Agency board. Ling's supporters described her as a conscientious "voice for the underprivileged of the city," and critics contended she had overstepped her authority by trying to secure concessions from developers even when their projects received no public subsidies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2007 | Duke Helfand
In a contentious hearing Wednesday, the City Council voted 10 to 4 to confirm affordable-housing developer Joan Ling to a new, four-year term on the Community Redevelopment Agency board. Ling's supporters described her as a conscientious "voice for the underprivileged of the city," and critics contended she had overstepped her authority by trying to secure concessions from developers even when their projects received no public subsidies.
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November 19, 1992
More than 2,000 families will be part of a drawing Monday that will determine whether they will move into one of 42 new affordable housing units that will be available in the city early next year. The housing was built by the Community Corp. of Santa Monica, a private, nonprofit organization that develops and manages affordable housing projects in the city.
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November 25, 1990 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Altadena merchants and major property owners are facing off over a $60-million office and retail development proposed for Lincoln Avenue by the Cantwell-Anderson Development Co. The merchants, eager for county redevelopment after a failed effort three years ago, support the development, the West Altadena Technology Park and its retail shops. But the property owners, who are being asked to risk the equity in their own buildings, are leery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Likening the poverty in New Orleans that shocked the nation to that in his own city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed a new seven-member redevelopment commission Monday and directed it to reverse years of city neglect in blighted communities, including South and East Los Angeles. The mayor announced the panelists at the ceremonial opening of a new South Los Angeles office for the Community Redevelopment Agency, which is responsible for bringing development to impoverished areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Putting his stamp on city panels that drive economic development, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is enlisting a mix of business and labor leaders to serve on the city Planning Commission and the Community Redevelopment Agency board.
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May 19, 1991 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
When the subject of lawyers comes up in conversation, what probably comes to mind are serious people doing serious things, "L.A. Law" types in button-down shirts and power ties. Entertainment lawyer and college lecturer Dan Brenner meets that description much of the time, but he can be a pretty funny guy. For the last 10 years he has been doing stand-up comedy at comedy clubs around the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2008 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles redevelopment officials took the unusual step Thursday of limiting taxpayer subsidies to a real estate project after learning that the developer had told another city agency it expected the work to deliver a sizable profit to investors. Last year, the Community Redevelopment Agency agreed to provide millions of dollars in subsidies to Bond Cos. to develop Blossom Plaza, a seven-story residential and retail building planned next to an MTA Gold Line station in Chinatown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's most outspoken group of city commissioners could soon find themselves with less freedom to speak their minds. Bruce Ackerman, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, advised his colleagues last month that they should refuse to talk to the news media unless coached by the agency's public relations staff. In a six-page memo, Ackerman said his colleagues should "decline immediate comment" when contacted by reporters and instead refer calls to the agency's press office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2007 | Duke Helfand and David Zahniser, Times Staff Writers
As he sought approval for three downtown high-rises last year, developer Sonny Astani promised the city's redevelopment agency that he would hire union workers, install expensive underground parking and donate $1.5 million to a skid row housing fund. None of that was enough for Joan Ling, one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's appointees to the Community Redevelopment Agency board. Ling also wanted Astani to provide money for affordable housing. "I was about to say, 'How about my children?'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2009 | By David Zahniser
Appointees of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are at odds over a plan to lure a garment factory to South Los Angeles, sparking a debate over just how far the city should go to attract jobs in a dismal economy. With unemployment at double-digit levels, the Community Redevelopment Agency has offered to give a real estate company two industrial buildings that were purchased by the city in 2007 for $2.7 million. Pacific Center Place agreed to fix up those buildings and lease them to D&J Sportswear, an apparel company looking to relocate from South Gate.
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