Category: CalPERS

Folly or catalyst? Part 3, “Something Downtown Stockton can be proud of”

15 May, 2015 (10:00) | Affordable Housing, California, CalPERS, Cities, Development, Economics, Housing, LIHTC, Municipal bankruptcy, Redevelopment, Stockton, Tax credits, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw yesterday, Stockton’s economic decline became possible to arrest only with bankruptcy and its slashing of liabilities, which made the city once again creditworthy and which also enabled it to rejoin the community of municipal entities reinvesting in their […]

Folly or catalyst? Part 2, “With bankruptcy being over”

14 May, 2015 (10:00) | Affordable Housing, California, CalPERS, Cities, Development, Economics, Housing, LIHTC, Municipal bankruptcy, Redevelopment, Stockton, Tax credits, US News | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw yesterday, the economic decline of downtown Stockton has spanned several decades, and as the city’s finances worsened, the downtown – which ought to have been the engine of economic revival – rusted. Sources used in this post Stockton Record (September 17, 2014) Stockton […]

Folly or catalyst? Part 1, “I bought strong locks”

13 May, 2015 (11:21) | Affordable Housing, California, CalPERS, Cities, Development, Economics, Housing, LIHTC, Municipal bankruptcy, Redevelopment, Stockton, Tax credits, US News | No comments

By: David A. Smith A dying downtown is unspeakably depressing.  Property’s decay and death is painfully slow and painfully visible: fading signs, drawn blinds, leaves and scraps huddled in doorway corners, sun-bleached shingles and paint, all of them say, Nobody cares about this place.  Stockton — Attorney Jacob Loyal Benguerel became a pioneer of sorts […]

Bad news for bad faith

30 July, 2013 (09:00) | Bankruptcy, CalPERS, Litigation, Pensions, Stockton |

By:David A. Smith   As Stockton goes, so does Detroit?   Entering bankruptcy … follow the lead of those who’ve gone before   Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing, though entirely predictable and fully foreshadowed, will focus public attention because of its political significance (the GM recapitalization, the President’s previous boast of having “refused to let Detroit […]

Month in Review, February, 2013: Part 2, All finance is global

26 April, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Argentina, Bankruptcy, Boston, CalPERS, Chapter 40B, Eurozone, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Innovations, Month in review, Rating agencies, Redevelopment, US News, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] ­­ [Previous Months in Review available here: Jan 13, Dec 12, Nov 12, Oct 12, Sep 12, Aug 12, Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12]   By:David A. Smith   You deserve a break today   Turning from the local to the national, I reported, with no little righteous, on the […]