Redevelopment Agencies

A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

San Jose Ballpark Land Deal With A’s Scrutinized By State Controller

California’s state controller is reviewing whether a deal allowing the Oakland A’s to purchase land owned by San Jose’s dissolved redevelopment agency for a new ballpark flouts a new state law.


49ers New Stadium

49ers Gain Early Legal Victory In Fight Over Stadium Funding

At issue is $30 million in tax dollars which were slated for the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

High Court Sides With State On Dissolving Redevelopment Agencies

The California Supreme Court said Thursday that Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have the authority to eliminate community redevelopment agencies but not force them to redirect their taxes to local services.


San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Mayor Applauds Budget Veto, Pushes To Protect Redevelopment

Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of the spending bills passed by the Democrats does not go far enough to protect local control of redevelopment money that California cities depend on, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said Thursday.


A woman shopping online. (CBS)

New California Budget Raises Revenue Through Internet Sales Tax

The spending plan approved Wednesday by Democrats requires companies to collect the state sales tax on online purchases made by California residents.


A model for the planned new stadium of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Santa Clara May Give Stadium Money To 49ers

Santa Clara leaders are considering giving $4.5 million for a new football stadium to the 49ers to possibly keep it from state officials.

CBS San Francisco–03/19/2011


Audit Faults California Redevelopment Agencies

An audit by the state controller’s office has found that redevelopment agencies in California do not have a way to show how well they are fighting blight or creating jobs.

CBS San Francisco–03/07/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

California Mayors Fight For Redevelopment Agencies

Mayors from across the state are offering Governor Jerry Brown a new plan, all in an effort to save redevelopment agencies.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Union City Mayor Mark Green (CBS/Facebook)

Bay Area Mayors Lobby To Save Redevelopment Agencies

Many of the mayors said it doesn’t make economic sense to cut redevelopment agencies.


jerry brown

Brown Defends Deep Cuts In California Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday defended the cuts and restructuring proposals in his budget plan against attacks by mayors who say they will cost jobs, and health and welfare advocates who say the changes could cost lives.

CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011