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
California's redevelopment agencies have almost as much if not more debt than what they pull in from tax revenues, according to this investigation by <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>.
Apr 12, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
As lawmakers in California wrangle over the state's budget, redevelopment agencies appear to be days away from being killed.
Mar 22, 2011   California Planning and Development Report
Facing possible dissolution, redevelopment agencies in California have gone on a bond-spree in the early months of 2011.
Mar 14, 2011   Los Angeles Times
California Controller John Chiang, an independent, elected officer, audited 18 of the state's 425 redevelopment agencies (representing 16% of all RDA dollars) and found huge differences in how blight is defined and a lack of accountability.
Mar 8, 2011   Los Angeles Times
In what looks like a developing battle between states and cities over redevelopment, the California state comptroller announced that he will audit 18 redevelopment agencies.
Jan 28, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Redevelopment agencies are vital to job creation and necessary for central cities to stem suburban job sprawl, claims Gerald Metcalf, executive director of a SF urban think tank (SPUR), countering CA Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed elimination of them.
Jan 24, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle - Sunday Insight
A group of city leaders and activists gathered in Sacramento to protest Governor Jerry Brown's plan to close the state's redevelopment agencies.
Jan 24, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Redevelopment agency officials throughout California are moving rapidly to prevent a threatened takeover by the state (to reduce deficit) by signing deals on projects potentially prematurely. LA just turned $1 billion in 275 projects to the city.
Jan 20, 2011   Los Angeles Times
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced plans to reduce the state's budget gaps by possibly eliminating a wide array of projects and agencies, including the state's redevelopment agencies.
Jan 5, 2011   The Sacramento Bee
Continuing its exposé of California redevelopment agencies, The L.A. Times uncovers that $700 million meant for affordable housing across the state was spent without a single unit being built.
Oct 4, 2010   The Los Angeles Times