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.
Aug 16, 2013 Frying Pan News
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.
Apr 11, 2013 The Planning Report
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.
Oct 1, 2012 California Planning & Development Report
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.
Jul 19, 2012 California Planning & Development Report
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.
Apr 17, 2012 Next American City
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.
Apr 12, 2012 The New York Times
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.
Mar 11, 2012 California Planning & Development Report
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.
Feb 24, 2012 California Planning & Development Report
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.
Feb 9, 2012 The Sacramento Bee
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.
Feb 3, 2012 Neon Tommy