Oakland Could Say Goodbye To Sears; Plans For Uptown Redevelopment In LimboOakland may be a step closer to biding farewell to its last remaining major downtown retailer. However, a deal to redevelop the old Sears building in Uptown into housing, a hotel and various retail outlets has fallen through.
Report Suggests More Widespread Radiation Contamination On SF's Treasure IslandA recently-obtained survey by the United States Navy indicates that radioactive contamination on San Francisco’s Treasure Island may be more widespread than previously thought, creating a potential snag for redevelopment plans.
49ers Sue Santa Clara Over $30M Stadium Funding LossThe team filed a restraining order this week in an effort to stop Santa Clara County from spending the money, and the judge hearing the matter set a court date on the issue for next Tuesday.
New SF Agency Tasked With Funding Affordable Housing On Thursday Mayor Ed Lee got down to the task of figuring out how to continue to fund affordable and workforce housing following the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency, which closed its doors Wednesday.
San Jose Redevelopment Agency Officially Out Of BusinessIt'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.
Last Minute Budget Talks Save Popular Oakland ProgramsOakland leaders have agreed to eliminate 105 city positions to fill a $28 million budget gap caused by the loss of state redevelopment money. However, last minute negotiations were able to save popular programs from deep cuts.
Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting On LayoffsOccupy protesters shut down an Oakland City Council meeting Wednesday where lawmakers were supposed to hear public comment on plans to consolidate departments and lay off city workers.
Oakland Mayor Quan Proposes At Least 105 Layoffs To Balance BudgetOakland Mayor Jean Quan proposed laying off at least 105 city employees Monday to help the city balance its budget in order to cope with the state’s decision to eliminate redevelopment agencies statewide.
Phil Matier: Occupy Oakland Still Costing City PlentyThe City of Oakland, of course, doesn't have much money to spare for these costs - which weren't a part of the budget.
Oakland Issues 2,500 Pink Slips To City Employees The city of Oakland issued layoff notices Wednesday to 2,500 employees to cope with the state’s decision to eliminate redevelopment agencies statewide.
Hundreds Of Oakland City Employees To Get Layoff NoticesCity spokeswoman Karen Boyd said the notices will go to employees in every city department except for employees in the police and fire departments, whose contracts bar them from being laid off.
San Jose, Union City Sue State Over Redevelopment ChangesGroups representing California redevelopment agencies and cities are suing the state to halt a change that would eliminate the agencies and funnel an estimated $1.7 billion to local services.