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State of California’s May 2024 Budget Adjustment

May 13, 2024 By Dawna Morse, Associate The January 2024 Governor’s Budget totaled $300 billion to address a $37.9 billion shortfall resulting from misaligned revenues and increased expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget aimed to maintain service levels across essential public sectors, including healthcare and education. However, Governor Newsom’s recent announcement of the […]

Community Benefits Session at 2024 CALED Conference

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March 28, 2024 RSG will be moderating a workshop session titled “How to Capture Community Benefits from New Development” with the cities of Jurupa Valley, San Carlos, and South San Francisco at the California Association for Local Economic Development (“CALED”) Annual Conference. This event takes place in-person in Santa Rosa, CA from April 10-12. If […]

The Surplus Land Act: Help or Hindrance for Cities Pursuing Community Development?

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July 25, 2023 By Mark Sawicki, Director The original purpose of the Surplus Land Act (“SLA”) was to provide affordable housing developers with notification and opportunity to acquire land from cities and districts where the local agency had no use for the land. Three years ago, the SLA was amended to restrict the definition of […]

Join RSG at CALED’s 2023 Conference

CALED Conference

June 13, 2023 Next week, RSG will be attending the California Association for Local Economic Development (“CALED”) Annual Conference and Financing Pre-Conference. The in-person event takes place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. We’re sponsoring a Culinary Crawl on June 22nd, starting at 5pm! Participants will embark on a journey through downtown […]

Jim Simon and Suzy Kim, Panel Speakers for CALED Summit

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September 27, 2022 As members of the California Association for Local Economic Development (“CALED”) Board, RSG Principal and President Jim Simon and Director Suzy Kim will be speakers for two separate panel sessions at the Completing Development Projects: CALED’s Finance & Real Estate Summit. The in-person event will take place in two weeks at the […]

Back in Action at the CALED Conference

June 9, 2022 By Dianna Dunne-Vecchio, Content Writer and Marketing Manager CALED’s 2022 Annual Conference proudly provided the RSG team and countless other conference attendees a warm welcome back to in-person economic development discussions, learning, and networking in the beautiful Long Beach, CA. This year, it was held from May 10–12 and was centered around […]

Financial Feasibility Study for the City of Chula Vista

Chula Vista Bayfront

June 30, 2021 By Matt Pelletier and Wesley Smith, Analysts In 2020, RSG conducted a financial feasibility and local tax impact analysis of a proposed 535-acre development along the City of Chula Vista’s bayfront including parks and open spaces, restaurant and retail space, mixed use commercial space, and over 2,800 hotel rooms. The three projects […]