The state-of-the-art REACH Ashland Youth Center celebrated its grand opening Wednesday afternoon after a decade-long, youth-driven effort to improve the neighborhood.
A judge in Sacramento has tentatively ruled that the San Francisco 49ers are entitled to $30 million in tax funds that Santa Clara voters approved earmarking for the team’s new stadium.
The state of California has vetoed a $30 million deal between the San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara County officials that would have allowed some of the money voters earmarked for a new stadium to be diverted to local schools.
Audits by State Controller John Chiang’s office reveal that close to $50 million in state redevelopment funds were appear to have been misspent by Hercules city officials between 2005 and 2010.
It’s official: redevelopment is dead in cities across California. San Jose, which identified the funds as its largest tool is being forced to deal with the loss of its once mighty redevelopment agency.
State Senator Darrell Steinberg said the legislature is fully behind affordable housing, even with the state’s ongoing budget problems.
In a move that was not unexpected, the Santa Clara City Council is moving forward with its proposal to give upwards of $4 million for a new football stadium to the 49ers to possibly keep it from state officials.
Part of Governor Brown’s budget plan to use redevelopment funds to help fill California’s deficit has many cities in the state rushing to lockup the money.