Before the current economic downturn wreaked havoc on the state budget, many predicted that the next few years would see unprecedented investment in our State's infrastructure. In fact, many were expecting Gov. Davis' Commission on Building for the 21st Century to release a report that told us the exact what, where and how of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation. However, while the events of 9/11 and the economic slowdown have delayed the report (which is now expected to be released by year's end), they have not dissuaded the participants from continuing to profess the importance of infrastructure investment. MIR was pleased to talk with Bill Hauck, a Commission member and President of the California Business Roundtable about a few Commission priorities as well as the short- and long-term obstacles to implementing a comprehensive system of statewide infrastructure investment.
Thanks to Jon Lonner