Supervisor Benoit to Announce Support for Lawsuit to Overturn Legislation Eliminating Redevelopment Agencies

News Release

2011


Jul 20

Supervisor Benoit to Announce Support for Lawsuit to Overturn Legislation Eliminating Redevelopment Agencies

What: Supervisor John J. Benoit will join community leaders to announce support for the lawsuit filed by the League of California Cities and California Redevelopment Association in the California Supreme Court to overturn legislation eliminating redevelopment agencies

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

Where: Cathedral City Housing and Senior Center
37-171 West Buddy Rogers Ave., Cathedral City

In November 2010, voters passed Prop. 22 to stop state raids of local redevelopment funds. Despite this mandate, the governor signed budget bills AB 1X 26 and 27 that would result in the elimination of many redevelopment agencies and critical local job-creating projects.

AB 1X 26 would abolish redevelopment agencies, and AB 1X 27 would allow agencies to exist in some limited capacity only if they agreed to pay a share of $1.7 billion statewide in the first year and $400 million statewide each year thereafter. The League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Association have filed a lawsuit to overturn these bills.







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