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Vote on Governor’s Plan to End Redevelopment Planned for Today

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It looks like Governor Brown’s proposal to end redevelopment as part of his overhaul of California’s budget may come to a vote on both the Assembly and Senate floors today.  AB 101 and SB 77 are scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. vote, and both include within them the plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies.  They require a 2/3 vote for passage.

In the meantime, the California Redevelopment Association is promoting an alternative proposal that it hopes will be presented on the floor.  They claim that the CRA proposal will:

  • Provide significant funding to schools which could also help close the state’s budget deficit;
  • Avoid the unconstitutional provisions of the Governor’s proposal that would lead to contentious and costly legal battles; and
  • Continue local redevelopment’s contributions to reviving the state’s economy and supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs.

For more on the story, see the article in the Huffington Post, "California Legislature To Vote On Governor’s Budget Proposal Wednesday."  It should be an exciting day.