A panel of experts will discuss community revitalization in the post-redevelopment agency era at the first event in the California Lutheran University 2012-2013 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series.
The breakfast and panel discussion on “CommunityRevitalization: Local Business Solutions” will be held from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum inSimi Valley.
California’s 400 redevelopment agencies were dissolved early this year in order to transfer local property tax revenues from cities to the state. Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick, municipal financier Stephen Heaney and attorney Kurt Yeager will discuss alternatives for community revitalization programs, job creation, public infrastructure and affordablehousing in a post-redevelopment agency era. Jim Rondeau, director of operations and programming for National Public Radio station KCLU, will moderate.
Mitnick manages the operations of the City of Thousand Oaks with a $225 million budget. His government career has spanned more than 25 years and four California cities. He is former chair of the Ventura County City Managersgroup and current president of the Cal- International City/County Management Association board.
Heaney is a managing director and head of public finance for municipal finance company Stone & Youngberg. With more than 30 years of experience, Heaney has directed billions of dollars in public offerings for a wide variety of capital improvement projects throughout California and Nevada.
Yeager has practiced public law with an emphasis on municipal finance for more than 30 years. His principal practice is as bond counsel to public agencies, but healso represents banks, private entities, underwriters and issuers with public finance and other transactions.
TheCorporate Leaders Breakfast Series brings members of the business and civiccommunities together to share ideas and hear from prominent leaders in the region. The series will continue with presentations by Woody Rollins, co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems, on Nov. 6 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara; Barry McComb, cultural affairs director of the City of Thousand Oaks, on Jan. 31 in CLU’s Lundring Events Center; a panel discussion on community revitalization in Los Angeles County and beyond on March 5 at Warner CenterMarriott in Woodland Hills; and U.S. Navy Capt. Lawrence Vasquez on May 9 in Lundring Events Center.
The Reagan Library is located at 40 Presidential Drive. Reservations are requested by Monday, Sept. 10. To RSVP or for more information, contactSharon Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-493-3150, or go to http://www.callutheran.edu/clb.