State’s High Court To Review Redevelopment Agencies Plan
On Thursday, the California Supreme Court announced that it will hear a lawsuit challenging the legality of a plan to eliminate the state's redevelopment agencies. As part of the budget passed in June, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed two statutes (ABX1 26, ABX1 27) that eliminated the agencies but allowed them to reopen if they pay the state a combined total of $1.7 billion. The California Redevelopment Association and officials from several small cities filed a lawsuit challenging the statutes. The state's Supreme Court said that it would make a decision by mid-January and that the agenciesÂ can continue operating until then.
- "Court Halts Dismantling CA Redeveloping Agencies" (Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/12).
- "State Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Raid of Redevelopment Agency Funds"Â (Harmon, Contra Costa Times, 8/12).
- "California Supreme Court Agrees To Review Redevelopment Overhaul" (Yamamura, Sacramento Bee, 8/12).
- "State Supreme Court To Hear Redevelopment Issue" (Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun, 8/11).