San Jose Ballpark Land Deal With A's Scrutinized By State ControllerCalifornia’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 Gain Early Legal Victory In Fight Over Stadium FundingAt issue is $30 million in tax dollars which were slated for the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara.
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 Applauds Budget Veto, Pushes To Protect RedevelopmentGov. 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.
New California Budget Raises Revenue Through Internet Sales TaxThe spending plan approved Wednesday by Democrats requires companies to collect the state sales tax on online purchases made by California residents.
Santa Clara May Give Stadium Money To 49ersSanta Clara leaders are considering giving $4.5 million for a new football stadium to the 49ers to possibly keep it from state officials.
Audit Faults California Redevelopment AgenciesAn 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.
California Mayors Fight For Redevelopment AgenciesMayors from across the state are offering Governor Jerry Brown a new plan, all in an effort to save redevelopment agencies.
Bay Area Mayors Lobby To Save Redevelopment AgenciesMany of the mayors said it doesn't make economic sense to cut redevelopment agencies.
Brown Defends Deep Cuts In California BudgetGov. 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.
Bay Area Mayors In Sacramento To Defend Redevelopment AgenciesGovernor Jerry Brown is meeting Wednesday with mayors from the state’s 10 biggest cities, where topic A will be the governor’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies.
State Controller Launches Probe Into Redevelopment Agency SpendingChiang said he would conduct the review of nearly two-dozen agencies, including those in San Jose, Fremont, Richmond, Pittsburg and Hercules.