ASLA News – Dec 11, 2013

ASLA News – Dec 11, 2013

  • ASLA is pleased to welcome Leighton Yates as Government Affairs’ new Legislative Analyst.  Leighton has a B.S. in International Affairs from Florida State University and most recently worked on state government affairs issues with Stateside Associates in Arlington, VA.  Leighton will assist on both federal and state government affairs activities.
  • On December 3, Analyst Yates attended a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census on the federal government’s use of two-stage design-build contracts.  The hearing was aimed at addressing concerns from the design community related to the current trend of the federal design-build process, how it can decrease competition in the bidding process, and the obstacles for participating design firms.  For more details on the hearing see the recent edition of LAND.
  • Manager Steinberg participated in a planning call for installing parklets at the 2014 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference Similar to last year’s project ASLA is leading the planning efforts with support from conference planners: the Local Government Commissions (LGC) and U.S. EPA.  The conference will have six parklets sponsored by local organizations, university student groups, and landscape architecture firms.
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