Category Archives: Redevelopment

Reviving redevelopment abuses won’t help homeless

By Chris Norby | Legislators should resist any attempts to bring back redevelopment agencies into California’s governmental mix, and remember why they were abolished seven years ago. When Governor Brown ended redevelopment in 2011, over $6 billion in annual property … Continue reading

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Under guise of ‘affordable housing,’ redevelopment might be making a comeback

By Steven Greenhut | In the seven years since Gov. Jerry Brown shut down California’s redevelopment agencies, their defenders have managed to resuscitate their image. Never mind that these controversial agencies ladled out corporate welfare, wantonly abused eminent domain on … Continue reading

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Bill would revive California’s redevelopment agencies

By Steven Greenhut | California’s redevelopment agencies were a fixture on the local political landscape for six decades, as they guided development policies and grabbed “tax increment financing” that localities used to pay for infrastructure improvements, downtown renovations and affordable-housing … Continue reading

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