COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Performed a survey of over 250 health clinic facilities in the County of Los Angeles for eight consecutive fiscal quarters. The interviews evaluated and determined both the indigence and residential status of each patient and were used to determine funding to the Department from federal sources. Data was collected during operating hours on predetermined days and required every patient that day to be personally interviewed and included in a daily report. The data was entered into an electronic database and processed to report findings. Our scope of work required scheduling each facility for interviews each quarter and conducting the interviews along with numerous administrative requirements to meet stringent federal audits and performance standards. Over 8000 onsite interviews were conducted during eight quarters using over 220 interviewers and administrative staff.
CAL TRANS (CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
Conducted the 1991 Statewide Travel Survey as part of a specialized marketing and marketing research team for The State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans). This major project conducted every 10 years is to update the statewide travel database on household, socioeconomic, and travel information used to forecast and model transportation needs throughout the State. The questionnaire and telephone survey methodology were specifically designed to collect, analyze and report pertinent household travel data that addresses the changing demographics; growing residential communities; shifts in employment centers, traffic patterns; and travel behavior as well as impacts from regulatory agencies, such as the Air Quality Management District (AQMD), and local governments, that have enacted additional regulations centered on traffic abatement.
The purpose of the 1991 Statewide Travel Survey was to:
- Update household socioeconomic and travel data to ensure that travel estimates and forecasts reflect current behavior.
- Examine changes in trip generation rates, travel mode, trip length, and vehicle occupancy rates.
- Establish socioeconomic/travel relationships to be used in calibrating regional and Statewide travel forecasting models.
- Provide Caltrans with information that will aid in planning transportation needs throughout the State.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Conducted a facility location and feasibility study for the Community Development Commission, County of Los Angeles and a private Los Angeles entrepreneur. Reviewed the developer’s facility requirements and evaluated a 15 square mile target location area. A comprehensive on-the-street market survey of existing office space facilities, costs, lease terms, and more was conducted. A financial feasibility study was conducted to compare the developer’s objectives with what current market demands would support. Presentations were made to the developer that evaluated alternatives as well as provided criteria for final determination of the feasibility of the project. A complete business plan was developed with financial projections, market data, operational plans, resumes and other relevant materials to support funding the proposed venture through debt financing.