Next Step in California Redevelopment Saga: More Lawsuits

In an effort to seek an 11th hour reprieve from the scheduled elimination of the state's redevelopment agencies, two consortiums of cities have filed lawsuits in Sacramento Superior Court, reports Josh Stephens.
January 27, 2012, 11am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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With less than a week to go until the scheduled Feb 1 dissolution of the state's redevelopment agencies, and prospects for divine intervention diminishing, two lawsuits to be heard today are seeking to postpone, or eliminate altogether, the dissolution deadline.

One suit, led by the City of Cerritos, seeks to overturn Assembly Bill X1 26 on constitutional grounds. The second suit, led by the City of Carlsbad, alleges that AB X1 26 cannot be enacted without its companion budget bill, AB X1 27, which was struck down by the courts.

Both suits are based on different grounds than the approach taken by the California Redevelopment Association in the case decided by the State Supreme Court late last month, which delivered the death knell to redevelopment.

Both cases are scheduled to be heard at 1:30pm on Friday, January 27 in Sacramento Superior Court, so stay tuned.

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Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in California Planning & Development Report
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