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Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

. Redevelopment is back in California. Four years after Governor Jerry Brown led the effort to eliminate redevelopment agencies, the governor has changed his mind, signing legislation to restore the controversial institutions and their power to use eminent domain. Earlier this month, Gov. Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2, which grants local governments the power […]

State Senate approves bill to revive Kelo-style redevelopment

State Senate approves bill to revive Kelo-style redevelopment

. California has moved one step closer to the return of redevelopment and the controversial power to seize private property through eminent domain. The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would give local governments the power to create new entities, known as community revitalization authorities, to stimulate economically-depressed or crime-ridden areas. Assembly Bill 2 would grant these […]

10 Years After This City Seized A Woman’s Land: An Empty Lot

10 Years After This City Seized A Woman’s Land: An Empty Lot

Protect the environment with creativity, not taxes

Protect the environment with creativity, not taxes

Viewpoint By Eric Eisenhammer Most Californians want to do their part for the environment, but many cannot afford to pay higher taxes.  Unfortunately, a misguided proposal now making its way through the Legislature would override consumer choice in energy and housing while opening the door to new taxes and eminent domain abuse. This bill, Senate Bill […]