Tools for Revitalizing CA's Cities After Redevelopment
"Having repealed the redevelopment authority of local governments two years ago, the state needs to implement an alternative method for improving communities and financing infrastructure and lower cost housing, the Urban Land Institute's California chapters say in a white paper."
"And it can be done, the 22-page document says, without threatening the operational finances of local and state governments," writes Dan Walters.
Though California's legislature has floated several ideas for resurrecting some form of redevelopment, no bill has been passed to date. ULI's panel of government officials, urban planners and consultants have weighed in with what they believe should be the top priorities for promoting economic development and building sustainable communities.