February 1, 2004 |
Southern California jurisdictions are assisting homeowners hit by the fires of late October in the rebuilding process by waiving or seeking reimbursement of building permit fees. The counties of Riverside, Ventura, San Diego and, most recently, San Bernardino have opted to waive the fees, which can amount to thousands of dollars and cover charges such as application and inspection costs. Los Angeles County is exploring a fee-reimbursement plan.
February 27, 2000 |
The Los Angeles Community Development Bank was a belated federal response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots. This isn't just any federal assistance program. It's the largest-ever federal funding commitment to a bank with a high-risk clientele. The bank has a double duty: making loans and creating jobs. The bank's loans to struggling businesses are backed by the city's future federal community-development block grants, which might be lost should the bank be unable to repay the federal government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1998 |
Does anyone even vaguely recall the "Rebuild LA" effort that was mounted after the Los Angeles riots a few years ago? All along, I've thought Rebuild LA was a hoax, a false promise on the part of the powerful that disappeared after things calmed down. Now it appears they are back in business with a new and different approach: They are rebuilding L.A. from the top up.
October 30, 1996 |
Few people understand Southern California's new economy of small companies, diverse neighborhoods and surprising skills as well as Linda Griego. When she became president of RLA--formerly Rebuild LA--in 1994, efforts to get big companies to create jobs in poor, riot-torn neighborhoods had already proved a major disappointment. It was a somber time full of doubts about the local economy's future and hand wringing about the fading of traditional business leadership that persists to this day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1996
Seventeen agencies and schools have applied to be the heirs of Rebuild L.A., the economic development organization created after the 1992 riots that is supposed to cease operations next spring. RLA leaders this week began reviewing applications to inherit the group's estimated $200,000 in cash, databases and programs aimed at boosting retail and manufacturing businesses in low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
May 28, 1995 |
The 1992 civil disturbance in Los Angeles was truly a response by various segments of the city to the deep disparities in power that divide us. The rebuilding of Los Angeles will succeed only if deep and sustaining links of cooperation are forged among the area's ethnic communities. But goodwill alone won't do the job.