Court Denies Affluent City's Redevelopment District

California Supreme Court refuses to review alower court decision ordering the city of Diamond Bar to disband its redevelopment district, saying the affluent suburb failed to prove therewas any blight.

August 16, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


A group of citizens had sued the City of Diamond Bar, CA, saying that the redevelopment distict had been illegally created as "there were no blighted areas and tax monies would be diverted from schools, police and other vital services."California Supreme Court refused to review alower court decision ordering the city "to disband its redevelopment district, saying the affluent suburb failed to prove there was any blight."California Supreme Court refuses to review alower court decision ordering the city of Diamond Bar to disband its redevelopment district, saying the affluent suburb failed to prove therewas any blight. "There is no substantial evidence that the project area is blighted," the appeals court wrote. "The purpose of the (law) is to provide a means of remedying blight where it exists. The (law) is not simply a vehicle for cash-strapped municipalities to finance community improvements."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Wednesday, August 16, 2000 in The San Diego Union-Tribune

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