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Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Oakland City Employees To Get Layoff Notices

City 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.


California State Capitol

San Jose, Union City Sue State Over Redevelopment Changes

Groups 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.

CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011

Treasure Island development, rendering

SF Supervisors Give Initial OK To Treasure Island Development

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave initial approval Tuesday to a $1.5 billion plan to transform Treasure Island.

CBS San Francisco–06/07/2011

Treasure Island development, rendering

Phil Matier: SF Supervisors To Consider Appeal Of Treasure Island Plan

The proposal would add up to 8,000 residential units, up to 140,000 square feet of commercial space and as much as 100,000 square feet of new office space to the island.


Downtown San Jose

KCBS In Depth: The State Of San Jose

An interview with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on the problems facing the city, including pension reform, a growing budget deficit and possible layoffs and cuts to city departments.


San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (CBS)

Santa Clara County Files Suit Against San Jose

The San Jose Redevelopment Agency owes the county almost $63 million going back three years.


49ers New Stadium

Santa Clara Guts Redevelopment Agency To Save Stadium Development

With the state poised to abolish redevelopment agencies, the city took urgent steps to protect the proposed 49ers stadium and dozens of other projects.



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

Santa Clara County Faces $80 Million Budget Deficit

Tough budget times are ahead for Santa Clara County officials as they are facing almost an $80 million revenue shortfall.



California Redevelopment Cash Reportedly Used For Salaries

Much of the $5 billion a year in property taxes that cash-strapped California sends to cities across the state to promote redevelopment isn’t used for that purpose.

CBS San Francisco–02/18/2011