Recently it seems "reform" has become an abused word
From Mission Times Courier, San Diego, CA 6/15/11. " .... In total, 19 different pieces of legislation made up the budget package. The budget package represents the first on-time budget in many years and the first majority vote budget since 1933.
A coalition opposed to the elimination of redevelopment “condemned” the Senate and Assembly’s narrow passage of a “Two-Bill Scheme” to eliminate redevelopment. Both the League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Association called the legislation against redevelopment “Clearly Unconstitutional” and vowed legal action if the Governor signs the two bills.....
ABx1 26 (Blumenfield) – Redevelopment #1: Abolishes redevelopment agencies and sets up a “successor agency” to administer the agency’s shutdown. For specifics, please see Redevelopment story.
ABx1 27 (Blumenfield) – Redevelopment #2: Allows redevelopment agencies to continue if specified payments to schools, fire protection agencies, and transit agencies are made."
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Posted by Kathy Meeh