Just before the midnight deadline for taking action yesterday, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed AB 2531, the bill that would increase the eminent domain authority of the Community Redevelopment Association of Los Angeles. His late-night message to the legislature was as follows:
To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 2531 without my signature.
Redevelopment funds are to be used solely for the purpose of eliminating blight in urban neighborhoods in California cities. This bill would authorize the use of redevelopment funds for projects ...
Proposed changes to California's redevelopment law have been quietly making their way through the California legislature. With little publicity, AB 2531, authored by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, made its way through the process this summer. After a series of amendments, AB 2531 was passed by California's Senate on August 12 by a vote of 22-13. On August 27, it passed California's Assembly, 50-26.
On September 10, the bill was presented to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signature. Under the California legislative process, the Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto ...
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