Redevelopment Agencies

A panel of distinguished Angelenos recently discussed the missteps that led to the dissolution of California's redevelopment agencies, the hole that their closure creates, and the possible paths forward.
Apr 10, 2012   The Planning Report
The Supreme Court decision to approve the elimination of California's redevelopment agencies late last year set February 1st as the date of dissolution. A new bill in the state senate would slow down the clock.
Jan 17, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
In an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, William Fulton, former mayor of Ventura and the only mayor in California who supported the Governor's proposal to end redevelopment, offers concrete steps for reviving redevelopment in the state.
Jan 13, 2012   Los Angeles Times
In last week's court ruling, the California Supreme Court didn't just kill redevelopment. The court also upheld a drawn-out process of other agencies picking the meat off redevelopment's bones.
Jan 5, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
The California State Supreme Court recently upheld the eradication of the state's roughly 400 redevelopment agencies, and now officials from those groups are trying to convince legislators to give back some of their spending powers.
Jan 4, 2012   Los Angeles Times
The court's decision is likely to have far-reaching effects on how cities in California finance and facilitate urban redevelopment.
Dec 30, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Cities have filed a lawsuit with the California State Supreme Court over recently passed laws that eliminate funding for the state's redevelopment agencies.
Jul 19, 2011   San Jose Mercury News
Legislation in California that officially dissolves its redevelopment agencies offers them the chance to stay alive -- but at a cost that may be too high for some.
Jul 12, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Urban redevelopment plans to slow or stall in California, as Governor Jerry Brown slashes the budgets of redevelopment agencies in the state.
Jul 3, 2011   The Sacramento Bee
As redevelopment agencies face the chopping block in California, new legislation could allow tax increment financing districts to essentially replace them.
Jun 1, 2011   Bondbuyer
Indiana State Sen. Luke Kenley thinks the state's redevelopment agencies have too much freedom to approve spending on large projects and has proposed a bill to curb their power, but the state House has refused to hear the bill.
Apr 18, 2011   The Indianapolis Star