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Redevelopment Agencies

January 5, 2011, 10am PST
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.
The Sacramento Bee
October 4, 2010, 2pm PDT
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.
The Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2010, 1pm PDT
A Los Angeles Times investigation finds "widespread instances of corruption, questionable spending and poor accountability" among California's 400 municipal redevelopment agencies.
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2010, 2pm PDT
A 20-stool burger stand in Los Angeles could be eligible for historic preservation status, much to the dismay of the city's Community Redevelopment Agency that shelled out over $5million for the surrounding land.
The Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2010, 10am PDT
John Shirey, executive director of the California Redevelopment Association, talks about the recent court ruling that allowed California to take $2 billion in redevelopment from local municipalities, leaving hundreds of projects at risk.
The Planning Report
May 13, 2010, 11am PDT
A Sacramento State Court gave the Governor permission to redirect money from local redevelopment agency funds to prop up local education.
The Sacramento Bee