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State, Cities Still Wrangling Over Billions in Redevelopment Money

February 19, 2014 | 6:30 am

State, Cities Still Wrangling Over Billions in Redevelopment Money

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Brentwood, 150 other cities wage court fight to hold on to cash that state seeks to divert to schools.

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December 29, 2011 | 3:00 pm

State High Court Upholds Abolishment of Redevelopment Agencies; Jean Quan Interview; Ed Lee, Chuck Reed Statements

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The California Supreme Court ruled today that the state has the right to abolish local redevelopment agencies, but can’t compel them to spend more property tax dollars on local services as a requirement to stay in operation. Taken together, the two parts of the decision mean that barring any legislative intervention, the 400-plus local redevelopment […]

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December 28, 2011 | 10:10 am

Fate of Revelopment Agencies Could be Decided in California Supreme Court Decision Tomorrow

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Per our Sacramento Bureau Chief, John Myers: http://twitter.com/#!/KQED_CapNotes/status/152088086287884288 In July, the California Redevelopment Association, the League of California Cities, and the cities of San Jose and Union City sued the state over its plan to redistribute billions of dollars in redevelopment funds into state coffers. As our Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers explained at the […]

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Calif. Supreme Court Case Could Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies

November 10, 2011 | 2:35 pm

Calif. Supreme Court Case Could Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies

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SAN FRANCISCO — The crux of the legal fight waged this morning in front of California’s seven Supreme Court justices seems to be who controls the fate of local redevelopment agencies: legislators or voters? And even then, is that fate a zero sum game — that is, must the agencies continue to exist exactly as […]

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January 19, 2011 | 1:11 pm

John Myers Reports Via Tweet from Guv’s Pitch to Cal Cities on Cutting Their Redevelopment $

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John Myers, our Sacramento Bureau Chief, just finished tweeting from today’s meeting between Jerry Brown and local officials with the League of California Cities. Brown pitched them on his plan to shift local redevelopment funds to help close the huge budget deficit. As Myers says, calling them opponents of the plan would be an “understatement.” […]

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