Ever since the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Matosantos case last December, facilitating the dismantling of California's redevelopment agencies, there has been talk of new legislation -- either in the "clean up" variety or in the substantive overhaul variety.
Today, the Legislature passed AB1484 as a budget trailer bill (the Senate approved the bill at around 1:30 p.m., and the Assembly followed about an hour later).
AB1484 probably qualifies as too substantive to be characterized as mere "clean up," though it falls short of a major overhaul of the system. And it ...
We all knew that redevelopment agencies wouldn't go down without a fight after the California Supreme Court delivered the elimination-knock-out-punch in California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos. As expected, agencies took a two-pronged approach to try and stave off their elimination: (1) through the legislature, and (2) through the court system. Friday delivered another one-two punch to redevelopment agencies, and this time they may be finally pinned in a corner.
Legislative Update: With respect to the legislative fix, we reported a few weeks ago that Senator ...
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