Category Archives: Public Private Partnerships

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Redevelopment Strikes Back

After several failed attempts in previous years, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed AB 2 (Alejo) on September 22, 2015. (Stats. 2015, ch. 319.) AB 2 authorizes a new structure for tax increment financing—the planning and financing tool that redevelopment agencies (RDAs) had used to support revitalization projects until 2012, when California dissolved the … Continue Reading

Public-Private Partnerships: P3s and Competitive Bidding Laws (Part III)

This article is part three of a series of three articles by the author regarding public-private partnerships. By Edward B. Lozowicki  In the United States, public contracts are generally subject to the competitive bidding process as a matter of public policy. This is considered the best way to serve the public interest, if for no other reason … Continue Reading

Public-Private Partnerships: Potential Conflicts With Prevailing Wage Laws (Part II)

This article is part two of a series of three articles by the author regarding public-private partnerships. By Edward B. Lozowicki  The advent of public-private partnership agreements in turn gives rise to potential conflict with other statutes regulating procurement of public works projects. For example, is the P3 infrastructure project a "public work," and are "public funds" … Continue Reading

Public-Private Partnerships: A Growing Trend (Part I)

This article is part one of a series of three articles by the author regarding public-private partnerships. By Edward B. Lozowicki At an increasing rate, state and local governments are considering public-private partnerships, or "P3s," to finance, design and build public infrastructure projects. A P3 refers to a contractual agreement between a public agency and a … Continue Reading
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