The Future of Redevelopment

From SPUR, and co-sponsored by Bay Citizen:

Gov. Jerry Brown shocked local governments with his proposal to eliminate all of the state’s 425 redevelopment agencies. Most city leaders vehemently oppose the plan, which the governor says would free up money for schools and other services. Join SPUR and The Bay Citizen for a debate on the merits of redevelopment agencies — the first event in our new debate series. With Fred Blackwell of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Karen Chapple from the department of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley.

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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What’s next for redevelopment in California?

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From SPUR: With the Governor’s proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies hanging in the balance and a number of competing proposals changing by the day, cities have been left to manage the transition of projects and authority to successor agencies. Join us as we discuss what comes next for redevelopment in California cities with Fred Blackwell of […]

SPUR Mid-Market Walking Tour

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From SPUR: Join Lisa Zayas-Chien of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency on a tour of the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Project Area where we will see and discuss opportunities to bolster City and community-driven initiatives already underway. Ongoing initiatives include the cultivation of a Central Market arts district supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and […]

Governor Jerry Brown Proposes Elimination of Redevelopment Agencies

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The following story is republished with permission from the California Planning and Development Report. Streetsblog SF will be following this story in the coming weeks as it develops. As expected, the budget proposed today by Governor Jerry Brown budget calls for the wholesale elimination of redevelopment agencies.  This dramatic move would free up roughly $5 billion in […]