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TPA Client Success: City of Walnut Creek Parking Legislation Driven Into Law

TPA is proud to announce that Governor Brown signed AB 451 (Bonilla) that was sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek, a TPA client! The legislation will enable cities and counties to adopt parking ordinances that best facilitate economic activity in their jurisdictions. Specifically, this bill clarifies the ability of cities and counties to authorize […]

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TPA Client Success: Cities of Fullerton and Brea Fire Protection Legislation Blazes Into Law

TPA is pleased and proud to announce that earlier today Governor Brown signed SB 354 (Huff) that was sponsored by two of our long-time clients: the Cities of Brea and Fullerton. The legislation will provide a technical fix that was identified by CalPERS in order to implement SB 1251 (Huff) that was signed into law […]

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Townsend Public Affairs Ranks as Top Ten Lobbying Firm in California

Townsend Public Affairs is excited to announce that once again we have been ranked among the top ten lobbying firms in the State of California. The Secretary of State officially ranked TPA as the ninth (9th) largest advocacy firm during the current legislative session according to revenues reported for the first sixth months of 2015. […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Duarte

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to highlight a new client, the City of Duarte. […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Emeryville Receives $478,000 Grant for Park Project

TPA and long-time client the City of Emeryville, worked together to secure $477,950 in grant funds through the Housing Related Parks Program (HRP) […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Colton Receives $228,000 Planning Grant

The City of Colton was awarded $228,181 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund the City’s Focused Sustainable Planning Program (FSPG) […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Brea Receives $950,000 Grant for Trail Project

The City of Brea, a long time TPA client, was recently awarded $950,000 from the California Natural Resources Agency […]

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In Memoriam: Colonel John (Jack) V. Foley

“The water policy leadership of California as well as the community at large suffered a major loss with the passing of Col. Foley […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Katharyn Bandoni of OC Conservation Corps Recognized as 2014 Woman of Distinction

Katharyn Bandoni, Chief Executive Officer of Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC), has been recognized by Senator Lou Correa and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Huntington Beach

Townsend Public Affairs is excited to announce a new client, the City of Huntington Beach […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Westminster City Council Member Diana Carey Recognized as Woman of the Year

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to announce that Diana Carey, Council Member for the City of Westminster, has been recognized by Assembly Member Allan Mansoor as the 2014 Woman of the year for the 74th State Assembly District. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the State legislature annually recognizes extraordinary women of California. Assembly Member […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of Walnut Creek

Townsend Public Affairs has recently been hired by the City of Walnut Creek to provide State and Federal legislative and funding advocacy services […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to highlight our new client, the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos. The mission of the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos is to restore and preserve the historic Dana Adobe and promote development of the Rancho Nipomo Heritage Park as a means of enhancing knowledge and understanding of California’s Rancho era, to encourage […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: City of San Leandro

TPA is excited to announce a new partnership with the City of San Leandro. […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Brea Receives $1 Million Grant for Trail Project

Townsend Public Affairs helped the longtime client, the City of Brea, secure another exciting funding win recently. The City has been awarded $1 Million in grant funds through the Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program. They were ranked first out of all the applications! The City will use these funds for the “Tracks at Brea” trail project. […]

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TPA Client News: Discovery Cube Orange County Breaks Ground for Major Expansion

The Discovery Science Center (DSC), one of TPA’s longest clients, broke ground on January 24, 2014 to expand their Santa Ana facility. DSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young people, assisting teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. DSC is the most attended science center […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Tulare Receives $7 Million Grant for Highway Interchange Project

Townsend Public Affairs worked with the City of Tulare to receive $7 million from Proposition 1B for improvements to the Cartmill Avenue Interchange on State Route 99. The proposed project would modify the existing interchange to provide the necessary capacity for future traffic volumes, address safety and design concerns with the current interchange and would […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Hayward Wins $396,000 Highway Safety Grant

The City of Hayward, a long time client was recently awarded $396,000 from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to address safety concerns for […]

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TPA Client Success: Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County Wins $262,000 Landscaping Grant

These much needed funds will help purchase native trees and landscaping at the Octagon Barn Center that will mitigate significant air quality, noise, and traffic congestion from the major transportation improvements nearby […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Emeryville Provides Critical Testimony for Community Schools

Senator Carol Liu, Chair of the Committee, hosted a tour across the State focused on community school projects that came to an end with the Senate informational hearing […]

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TPA Client Showcase: North Orange County Community College District Wins National Award

Townsend Public Affairs (TPA) is proud to congratulate our client, North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) and its School of Continuing Education, for winning the Silver Medallion of Achievement […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Carson Pension Reform Legislation Retires Into Law

Through TPA’s efforts, Governor Brown recently signed AB 1144 (Hall), a bill establishing public employee benefit rights into law for the City of Carson […]

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TPA Team News: Nicole Woodworth Graduates from TPA Summer Internship Program

TPA would like to congratulate Nicole Woodworth for completing a three month internship with Townsend Public Affairs […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Hayward Receives $177,000 Grant for Urban Transit Planning

TPA is excited to announce the California Department of Transportation awarded the City of Hayward a $177,060 grant from the Statewide or Urban Transit Planning Studies program [..]

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TPA Client Success: City of Oakland Receives $4.9 Million in Grants for Public Safety Emergency Center

Townsend Public Affairs (TPA) helped the City of Oakland keep […]

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TPA Client Success: County of Mariposa Received $25,000 Grant for Energy Efficiency Projects

Mariposa County has been a strong advocate for energy efficiency programs, and continues to search for ways to improve the environment […]

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TPA Client Success: Merced County Association of Governments Receives $1.6 Million for Pollution-Reducing Vehicles

Thanks to the advocacy of TPA, the Department of Transportation has granted the Merced County Association of Governments 10 partial Buy America waivers worth $1,566,036 […]

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TPA Client Success: Latino Health Access Receives $4.4 Million Grant and Opens Park Project

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to announce the grand opening of the Green Heart Families Park and Community Center in Santa Ana (Familias Corazones Verdes Park and Community Center) […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Orange County Water Agencies Brief California Treasurer Bill Lockyer

TPA was proud to once again serve as a sponsor of the Orange County Water Summit, including seeing California Treasurer, Bill Lockyer, serve as the keynote speaker. […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Discovery Cube Orange County Receives National Award at White House

Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. is proud to announce the National Medal for Museum and Library Service has been awarded to longtime client, the Discovery Science Center […]

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TPA Client Showcase: City of Emeryville Receives $190,000 Grant and Opens Family Resource and Wellness Center

On March 26, 2013, the Emery Unified School District held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the Family Resource and Wellness Center, located in Emeryville. […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Tulare Receives $124,000 Grant for Fire Department

Townsend Public Affairs was recently successful in assisting the City of Tulare win a $123,600 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

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TPA New Client Showcase: Orange County Conservation Corps

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to highlight our new client, the Orange County Conservation Corp (OCCC) […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Oakland Receives $7.8 Million Grant for Fire Department

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to announce the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the City of Oakland a $7.8 million grant from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program […]

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TPA Client Success: Orange County Great Park Receives $45,000 Grant for Transit Service

Townsend Public Affairs assisted the Orange County Great Park, in partnership with the City of Irvine, to apply and secure $45,000 in funding to provide much need shuttle service to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and XPO […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Fullerton Wins Gang Reduction Funding Worth $1 Million

The City of Fullerton has long been plagued with increasing gang membership and its resulting criminal activity.  Local residents feared that that the gang problem was out of control […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Orange County Water Agencies Brief California Resources Agency Secretary John Laird

Townsend Public Affairs facilitated a visit by Natural Resources Secretary John Laird with the Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Water District and Municipal Water District of Orange County.  These two water agencies […]

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TPA Client Success: Discovery Cube Orange County Receives $7 Million Grant for Facility Expansion

Discovery Science Center is embarking on a $62 million capital campaign to expand the Discovery Science Center. The $18.5 million first phase will include a new 40,000-square-foot Discovery Pavilion, […]

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TPA Client Showcase: Orange County Great Park to Host 2014 Solar Decathlon

For the first time, following a national, competitive process, this biennial worldwide competition will be held outside of Washington, D.C., and take place on October 3-13, 2013 here in California at the Orange County Great Park. […]

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TPA Client Success: City of Tulare Receives $3.3 Million Grant for Highway Safety Project

Through the 2006 voter-approved Proposition 1B Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety (HRCSA) Grant Program, Townsend Public Affairs was successful in helping the City of Tulare secure $3.3 Million […]

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TPA Client Success: Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force Veterans Legislation Promoted Into Law

Governor Brown recently signed several veteran-related bills into law, including AB 2478 (Hayashi). Townsend Public Affairs sponsored this bill on behalf of the Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force […]

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TPA Team News: Christopher Townsend Receives Richard J. O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

The 18th Annual Truman Awards Dinner was held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. […]

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Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA

Christopher Townsend secured more than $39 Million in state and federal funding for the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center. In March of 1998, he arranged for Vice President Al Gore to join with a bipartisan coalition of Orange County elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the facility. The Center then opened in December of […]

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The Oakland Fox Theater, Oakland, CA

In 1996, the City of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency purchased and began restoring the Oakland Fox Theater thanks to the more than $9.5 Million in funding secured by Townsend Public Affairs. The Oakland Fox Theater is a historic movie palace that was in operation from 1928 to 1962. Since its restoration, it now […]

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Tiger Woods Learning Center, Anaheim, CA

Townsend Public Affairs secured $5.25 Million in state and federal funding to build the Tiger Woods Learning Center. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot facility is equipped with the latest technology for students in 4th through 12th grade. The students participate in exciting courses in math, science, technology, and language arts in order to inspire and support them […]

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City of Berkeley

TPA Client Success: City of Berkeley Receives $540,000 Grant for Senior Housing

Townsend Public Affairs was recently successful in its efforts to allow the City of Berkeley to retain roughly $540,000 in funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]

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TPA Client Success: County of Mariposa Receives $800,000 in Funding for Student Pedestrian Safety Projects

Townsend Public Affairs was recently successful in helping their client, Mariposa County, receive approximately $800,000 in funding from both the Federal (SRTS) and State (SR2S) Safe Routes to School Programs. […]

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