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Category Archives: JEDE Hearings 2009

Agendas for Upcoming JEDE Hearings

Here are the draft agendas for the next two JEDE Enterprise Zone hearings. These are, of course, subject to change. For October 8th in San Jose: Draft Public Agenda for October 8 JEDE – For October 14th in San Diego: Draft Public Agenda for October 14 JEDE –

JEDE Hearings

Assembly Speaker Bass has approved the dates for two additional hearings on the Enterprise Zone Program. The next hearing will be on October 8th in the Bay Area and the final hearing will be on October 14th in Southern California. These dates may still be subject to change pending room availability. Stay posted for more […]

Imperial Valley Press Report on JEDE Hearing

The Imperial Valley Press issued the following report on the recent JEDE Committee hearing: Representatives from the Imperial Valley are promoting the effectiveness of local enterprise zones as some state representatives have attempted to pass legislation that would drastically weaken them. Last week Tim Kelley, the president and chief executive officer of the Imperial Valley […]

JEDE Committee Hearing 8/18/2009 – Part 4

The third and final panel of the hearing was titled, “Economic and Workforce Development in G-TEDA’s” and had the following panel of speakers: • Clifford Weiss, Deputy Director for Economic Development, City of Los Angeles • Timothy Kelley, President of Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation and past Chair of local workforce investment board • Barry […]

JEDE Committee Hearing 8/18/2009 – Part 3

Part 3 of the series will cover the second of three panel discussions, “Business Activity within G-TEDAs.” The panel presenters were: • Charles Swenson, Professor, University of Southern California • Jed Kolko, Associate Director, Public Policy Institute of California • Enita Elphick, President, Unity Forest Products, located in Yuba City Enterprise Zone • Lenny Goldberg, […]

JEDE Committee Hearing 8/18/2009 – Part 2

Part 2 of the series will cover the hearing’s first of three panels. On the agenda, the first panel was titled “Overview of the California Enterprise Zone Program” and the presenters were: • Lynn Jacobs, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development • Craig Johnson, President, California Association of Enterprise Zones • Jean Ross, Executive […]

JEDE Committee Hearing 8/18/2009 – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts covering the hearing held by the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy on August 18, 2009.  I will present video clips from the hearing along with occasional commentary.  The Committee has also updated its website to include some of the background material for […]

The Hearing

Yesterday I attended the first JEDE Committee hearing on the Enterprise Zone program in Sacramento.  Over the next few weeks I will attempt to present video clips and analysis of the more than three hour hearing.

JEDE Hearing Tomorrow

Here is the draft agenda for tomorrow’s hearing in the Assembly JEDE Committee. Craig Johnson, President of CAEZ, and who will be one of the presenters in the hearing, sent this communication to membership: Tomorrow, August 18, at 8;30 a.m., an interim hearing will be conducted in the State Capitol by the Assembly Committee on […]

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