California Redevelopment Agencies

May 2, 2016, 8am PDT
Since the dissolution of California's redevelopment agencies, the state has been fine-tuning a new and improved economic development tool: Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts.
The Planning Report
December 28, 2015, 12pm PST
A Los Angeles City Councilmember discusses his instructive quest to cobble together funding for the revitalization of his district after the termination of community redevelopment agencies.
The Planning Report
June 9, 2015, 8am PDT
With the dissolution of California Redevelopment Agencies in 2011, those looking to spur economic development have struggled to find alternative tools that create investment in communities where such investments don't flow naturally.
The Planning Report
October 15, 2014, 12pm PDT
Two and a half years after California shuttered its redevelopment agencies, cities are still grappling with the repercussions—from resolving the legal obligations of CRAs to searching for alternative methods of revitalizing areas in need.
The Planning Report
May 4, 2014, 11am PDT
Via competing bills, California's Legislature is holding a surprisingly quiet debate on what redevelopment was for in the first place and what aspects of it may be worth reviving.
California Planning & Development Report
March 18, 2014, 8am PDT
Larry Kosmont, CRE, President and CEO of Kosmont Companies, spoke with The Planning Report about tools for creating economic development in California without redevelopment agencies and traditional tax increment financing.
The Planning Report
January 13, 2014, 9am PST
After unceremoniously dispatching the state’s redevelopment agencies amidst California’s recent fiscal crisis, Governor Jerry Brown has formulated a new scheme for cities to achieve their redevelopment goals, but there's a catch.
California Planning & Development Report
December 18, 2013, 12pm PST
When California's 400 or so redevelopment agencies were shuttered in 2012, cities lost an essential tool for funding affordable housing and economic development. A new white paper from the ULI recommends new tools to stimulate balanced growth.
The Sacramento Bee
December 9, 2013, 9am PST
When California shuttered its hundreds of local redevelopment agencies, many believed a new (if smaller) system for funding affordable housing and development in blighted areas would soon follow. Two years later, the state is still waiting.
California Planning & Development Report
October 18, 2013, 8am PDT
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown served two terms as mayor of Oakland. His attempts to bring more downtown housing to the city led him to veto an inclusionary housing bill that would have required developers to supply affordable housing or pay an in-lieu fee.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2013, 10am PDT
Amid political demagoguery, a bill to help spur infill redevelopment and the creation of affordable housing in California, following the dismantling the state's redevelopment agencies, is advancing through the California legislature.
Frying Pan News
April 11, 2013, 10am PDT
Larry Kosmont, CEO of Kosmont Companies, walks The Planning Report through the California Redevelopment Authority's liquidation timeline, with advice for the private sector on the State’s impending property divestment.
The Planning Report
October 1, 2012, 12pm PDT
Although the state's legislators were ready to move on from the closure of CA's redevelopment agencies by approving several bills designed to replace aspects of redevelopment or otherwise help cities, Governor Brown vetoed each one over the weekend.
California Planning & Development Report
July 19, 2012, 11am PDT
In its attempt to clean up the mess left by the dismantling of the state's redevelopment agencies, the California legislature is holding cities hostage with a 'draconian' penalty for failing to relinquish funds to the state.
California Planning & Development Report
April 17, 2012, 1pm PDT
Kicking off their new long-form <em>Forefront</em> initiative, Josh Stephens writes for <em>Next American City</em> on the killing of the country’s largest redevelopment program, and its implications for economic and real estate development.
Next American City
April 12, 2012, 7am PDT
Terry Pristin looks at the fallout from the dissolution of California's redevelopment agencies and asks what will come of the hundreds of projects in various stages of completion.
The New York Times
March 11, 2012, 5am PDT
Though Gov. Jerry Brown still appears to be opposed to the idea, both houses of the California Legislature are pondering the possibility of bringing back tax-increment financing in a limited form.
California Planning & Development Report
February 24, 2012, 10am PST
Continuing their excellent coverage of the twists and turns in the California redevelopment saga, <em>CP&DR</em> have run two articles this week providing updates on efforts to navigate a path forward for redevelopment.
California Planning & Development Report
February 9, 2012, 8am PST
In an editorial for <em>The Sacramento Bee</em>, William Fulton outlines the multitude of resources and strategies currently available to assist Californian cities in proceeding with redevelopment.
The Sacramento Bee
February 3, 2012, 8am PST
The redevelopment postmortem continues with a look at five projects that demonstrate the ways in which the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) strayed from its core mission.
Neon Tommy