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Community Commentary: Ending redevelopment has devastating consequences

SCANPH Board Member Rochelle Mills, brings to our attention this 'Community Commentary: Ending redevelopment has devastating consequences,' in the Daily Pilot newspaper on January 21 by Patricia Whitaker, Executive Director of Irvine Housing Opportunities.

"In an effort to balance the state budget, the California Supreme Court voted at the end of December to eliminate redevelopment agencies across the state effective Jan. 31. It further struck down a separate law that would have allowed agencies to stay afloat if they paid more than $1 billion to the state.

The decision has understandably caused a reverberation of panic from proponents desperate to find an amicable way to salvage redevelopment in some form and stave off the chaos that will surface as a result of dismantling the agencies..." click here to read the entire commentary.