Presentation at H. John Heinz College of Public Management & Policy Carnegie Mellon University February 3, 2011Work Highlights in Palm Springs, CaliforniaJOHN S. RAYMONDDIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,CITY OF PALM SPRINGS
Communities I’ve Worked Pittsburgh URA (Internship) Holyoke, Massachusetts Upland, California Palm Springs, California Fresno, California
A Palm Springs Primer Tourism Industry: Special Events, Indian History, Hollywood History/Film Festival, Architecture and Modernism, Gay Tourism, Golf City Built on Indian Reservation Retirees: Wealthy and Poor Alternative Energy
Questions of the DayDescribe my DepartmentWhat would I recommend to fix the economy?
Rebuilding America II Questions I’ll briefly describe my My perspective on organization, and what we should do to give an example of a grow the broader problem or economy, i.e. what I opportunity we faced, think the U.S. needs and how I addressed to do on a macro it. level to get the economy going.
Community & Economic DevelopmentDepartment Economic Development Redevelopment Affordable Housing Community Development Block Grant Rent Control City Real Property Assets Public Art
Economic Development Business Attraction Business Retention Business Assistance Innovation Hub Other Incentive Programs
Redevelopment Agency Redevelopment of former dumpsite into Home Depot-anchored center Redevelopment of failed downtown mall Development of new community college campus Redevelopment of auto dealership Development of affordable housing Hotel reinvestment and future projects
My Suggestions for the EconomyHousing Market Job Creation Settle who takes the haircut Innovation hubs. on loan write-downs. Leverage working capital Bring back the NSP through other loan program! programs (HUD 108/SBA Allow NSP to aggregate 504). units into master rental Infrastructure! projects. Housing creates (the Incentives for greening, illusion of?) wealth. densification – or renaturalization.
Contact Information John S. Raymond Director of Community & Economic Development City of Palm Springs, California 760.323.8228 John.Raymond@palmspringsca.gov Linked In Public Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnraymondeconomicdevelopment Facebook:Palm Springs Community and Economic Development Department