Elizabeth Cousins and Liz Klebaner Recognized as "Women of Influence"

Los Angeles Business Journal

Elizabeth Cousins and Liz Klebaner were recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women of Influence: Attorneys” supplement for 2021. For the supplement, the LABJ recognizes attorneys that have “exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility [and] exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards.”

Elizabeth was noted for reaching “a significant milestone as the lead on the East County Advanced Water Purification (ECAWP) project, which will develop four progressive-design-build/transitional operations packages to provide East San Diego County with a new, safe, sustainable and drought-proof water supply.” LABJ added that in “October of 2020, the ECAWP Joint Powers Authority Board awarded the first phase of two progressive design-build agreements. The roughly $700 million project will implement a potable reuse program to create a new drinking water supply for East San Diego County, and is a closely watched project in the water industry.”

Liz was highlighted for “leading the Land Use Law team for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) on projects that would revitalize downtown San Diego and enhance transportation to and from the San Diego International Airport. On the former projects (Navy Old Town Campus Revitalization and SANDAG Central Mobility Hub and Airport Connector Projects), one of her primary roles over the past year was helping craft legislation (AB2731) intended to support the potential redevelopment of the 70-acre Navy Old Town Campus site. [The] legislation was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on August 29, 2020.”

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