The California Crack-Up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It

APA California, Central Section


Thursday, December 8, 2011
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. PST

Modesto, CA, United States

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This session introduces California fiscal policy and why it is in the condition that it is, addressing the drafting of the Constitution and how the State Legislature works, and on occasion, does not function at all, as well as fiscal issues important to plan-making, plan implementation, and redevelopment. Planners need understand the system and how we might move forward, such as in understanding the value of intensifying development in built areas -- because we're not likely to see real financial reform any time soon.

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Mark Paul

Confirmed Speaker

Mark Paul is a leading expert on California policy and politics, with three decades of varied experience as a journalist, policy thinker, and state official. He is co-author, with Joe Mathews, of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It. Mr. Paul began his ... Read More