What’s next for redevelopment in California?

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 the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Harry Mavrogenes of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency and Walter Cohen of the Oakland Community & Economic Development Agency.

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AEP Talk: The Future of Redevelopment in California

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The Future of Redevelopment

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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 […]