As Planning & Housing Specialist in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development, Ashley liaises with the departments of Planning, Housing, and Building and Safety to implement mayoral directives and achieve priority outcomes on land use, housing, and development issues.
Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office in 2013, Ashley managed projects and budgets for the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. Ashley joined the City of Long Beach after graduating from the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy, where she received a dual Master’s degree in Public Administration and Planning.
She will serve as Director of the American Planning Association’s Los Angeles section for 2016-2017, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.
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Mr. Taylor founded Transit Communities Development Consultants in 2015 to focus on creating transit station development opportunities through developing partnership between local Cities and developers. He is currently Principal-in-Charge for the City of Lynwood’s Long Beach Blvd. Transit Station Plan and Implementation Strategy. Prior to this engagement, he worked as Vice President for TranSystems since 2012 and established the company’s footprint in transportation engineering and project delivery in the Los Angeles area. During the period between 2007 and 2012, he worked for Metro conducting various transit oriented development studies, plans and policies in addition to key work in assisting in planning how the California High Speed Train project would interface with Los Angeles County.
He is currently managing a major TOD project in the City of Lynwood in that City’s Metro Green Line Station area. With over 35 years of leadership experience in urban planning and project management, Mr. Taylor provides specific expertise in planning, directing, and managing the implementation of complex projects from origination through completion. His proven experience includes not only the creation of unique development opportunities, but success in ensuring project implementation through his ability to craft successful grant applications and competitive proposals. His experience in TOD stretches back to 1992, when he secured funding for development of a TOD strategy for the early phases of the Metro Red Line development, through adoption of the Los Angeles Land Use Transportation Policy, and, in more recent times, development of the Rosa Parks Station TOD Master Plan, Los Angeles TOD Typology, and now, the direct opportunity to demonstrate advanced TOD development strategies via the California General Plan and Specific Plan rules. He has been adept at quickly building strong relationships with staff, project teams, business and community leaders, and elected public officials to achieve the project, plan or policy objectives needed to ensure success.
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Judith joined HR&A as a Principal in our Los Angeles office in October 2013. Judith has a breadth of experience providing customized analysis for her clients and has worked with public agencies such as the City of San Diego, the City of Los Angeles, and the City of Seattle, and private developers, such as Sudberry Properties, Pardee Homes and Hines. Judith’s specialties include fiscal impact analysis, economic impact analysis, real estate market analysis, and economic strategy and funding strategy.
Judith often guides multidisciplinary teams to determine the appropriate scale and type of development for community plans, specific plans, and transit-oriented development. While working at previous firms, Judith’s work included economic analysis of the Expo Light Rail Phase II Transit Neighborhood Plans for the City of Los Angeles and preliminary economic studies for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Transit for Metro during its planning phases. Judith’s market analysis work includes analysis to help revitalize aging suburban corridors and support placemaking. Throughout her career she has provided analysis and developed corridor and downtown strategies for cities such as the City of Indio, Cathedral City, and the City of Calimesa.
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