Cecilia V. EstolanoCecilia V. Estolano

CEO of California Redevelopment Agency, City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA)

With an annual budget over $726 million and a work program covering 32 project areas throughout the City of Los Angeles, CRA/LA is the largest redevelopment agency in the State of California. Since joining in May 2006, Estolano has redefined the role of the agency to encompass a broad mission of creating economic opportunity and improving the quality of life for current and future generations living in CRA/LA project areas. Under Estolano’s leadership, CRA/LA has focused on creating family-supporting jobs, producing affordable and workforce housing, promoting sustainable urbanism and delivering significant, transformative investment to areas of Los Angeles that have not shared in the city’s cycles of prosperity. Estolano also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Redevelopment Association, a statewide organization comprised of 350 redevelopment agencies, and lectures at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, where she teaches courses on urban planning. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

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