Office of Economic Analysis

The Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) was first established by the Council (C.F. 09-2722) in 2011 in the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) with the purpose of incorporating economic impact analysis into the City’s legislative decision-making process. In 2017, the Council authorized the CAO to prepare and release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to renew the previous panel of on-call economic consultants. The firms listed below were selected through the City’s bidding process in 2018 and may compete for specific projects based on available funding. The term of the pre-qualified panel is up to three years with two options for one-year renewals. The current term is extended through June 27, 2022.

Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services
BAE Urban Economics
Blue Sky Consulting Group
Economic & Planning Systems (EPS), Inc.
HR&A Advisors
Resultant Studies

Economic Development Department and Related Nonprofit Organization Analysis by HR&A Advisors, Inc.   Appendices December 31, 2012

Hidden Creeks Fiscal And Economic Impact Report March 19, 2012

Business Tax Analysis One Page Summary March 22, 2012

Business Tax Analysis March 22, 2012

Prior Requests for Bids

Title: Request for Bids to Evaluate Studies Related to a Proposed Requirement that Hotels with 100 or More Rooms Pay an Hourly Wage of $15.37 for the City of Los Angeles

Deadline: April 3, 2014

Supplemental Information Request

Title: Request for Bids for an Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis and Peer Review of the NBC Universal Evolution Plan Alternative 10 Project

  1. Supplemental Information Request
  2. Project Development Agreement
  3. Questions and Answers, NBC Universal Evolution Plan Alternative 10 Request for Bids
  4. Sign District Agreement
  5. Water Agreement
  6. HR&A Memorandums:
    1. Tax Revenue Impacts of NBC Universal Evolution Plan Alternative 10
    2. Supplemental Analysis of Tax Revenue Impacts in the City of Los Angeles from the Proposed Boundary Adjustments in the NBC Universal Evolution Plan:  Alternative 10
    3. An Assessment of the Employment, Housing, and Population Impacts of Alternative 10:  No Residential Alternative for the NBC Universal Evolution Plan 4.  NBC Universal Evolution Plan -- Municipal Services Plan
  7. NBC Universal Evolution Plan -- Municipal Services Plan
  8. Project area maps:
    1. NBC Universal Evolution Plan City Areas (Existing)
    2. NBC Universal Evolution Plan City Areas (Proposed)
    3. NBC Universal Evolution Plan City Areas (Pre-Zoning)
  9. City Adopted Budget for 2012-13

Title: Office of the City Administrative Officer/Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst Request for Bids to Establish an Economic Development Department and a Related Nonprofit Organization for the City of Los Angeles

Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2012

Q&A: Questions and Answers from the Proposer Conference, August 17, 2012

Title: Economic Impact Analysis of the Proposed Downtown Stadium and Convention Center Project

Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM PST

Reference Documents:

Fiscal Analysis of Proposed Downtown Stadium and Convention Center Project by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International (CSL); July 22, 2011.

AEG Event Center Proposal; February 16, 2011.

Los Angeles Convention Center and Event Center Memorandum of Understanding; July 25, 2011 (staff report)

Memorandum of Understanding between City of Los Angeles and Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.

Council Motion: Council File 11-0023; January 5, 2011. Instructs the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to form a working group and engage AEG in formal discussions concerning the Stadium Project, and requests AEG to submit its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the City at the earliest possible date.

California State Senate Bill No. 292. Establishes expedited judicial review procedures and requires implementation of specified traffic and air quality mitigation measures under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Stadium Project.

Proposed Plan of Finance for New Hall by Public Resources Advisory Group (PRAG) and KNN Public Finance.

City Negotiation Principles for Event Center Project by the Chief Legislative Analyst.

Analysis of estimated growth for conventions by PKF Consulting USA; July 14, 2011.

Summary of anticipated fiscal contributions of annual operations from the proposed AEG Special Events Center report by MR+E; July 15, 2011.

City Budget Documents for 2011-12 located on the City’s website at:

PKF and MR+E Final Event Center Forecast Report

PKF Final Executive Summary

MR+E Draft Fiscal Analysis


Q&A from 2-21-12 Conference Call and Follow-up

Title: Economic Analysis and Fiscal Impact of the Proposed Reduction and/or Elimination of the City’s Gross Receipts Tax

Deadline: January 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM California Time

Reference Documents:

Evaluation of Alternatives to the City’s Gross Receipts Business Tax, dated January 14, 2004 and prepared by MBIA MuniServices Company et al

CAO/CLA report dated November 7, 2011, Council File 09-1914-S8

Relevant Council Motions discussing the elimination and/or reduction of the GRT and BTAC, including Council Files 10-1048 and 10-0994

Report of Business Tax Advisory Committee (BTAC) Recommending How to Eliminate Gross Receipts Business Tax dated September 14, 2011

Report to the City of Los Angeles on Potential Revisions to the Business Tax dated August 3, 2011 and written by Charles Swenson, CPA, PhD

City Budget Documents for 2010-11


RFB Q&A 12/21/11
RFB Q&A 12/23/11

Title: Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis for the Proposed Annexation of the Hidden Creeks Estates Development Project

Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM California Time

Reference Documents:

Council Motion 11-1056

Hidden Creeks Estates Executive Summary prepared by Forestar Real Estate Group, Inc. 10.6 MB

Economic Stimulus Report – Hidden Creeks prepared by DPFG

City Budget Documents for 2010-11


Water Supply Agreement


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