Former City Manager Embroiled In Hercules' Financial Meltdown Found DeadFormer Hercules City Manager Nelson Oliva, who resigned in 2011 amidst the city's deepening financial struggles, has died, according to city officials.
$50M In Hercules Redevelopment Spending Questioned In AuditsAudits 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.
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.
Oakland, SJ Mayors Trade Barbs Over Future Home Of A'sThe Battle of the Bay continues, and it has everything to do with the elected officials in charge of the cities vying for the Oakland A's baseball team.
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.
Downtown San Jose Parking Garage Rates Expected To IncreaseIt appears very likely that the price of parking at downtown San Jose garages is headed higher.
Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor's Plan For The Kaiser Convention CenterThe KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier shares his thoughts on Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's suggestion to sell the Kaiser Convention Center, which has been closed since 2006, to the city's redevelopment agency.
San Jose's Once-Powerful Redevelopment Agency Cut In HalfThe agency that helped revive downtown and make San Jose a central part of the Silicon Valley technology industry has laid off nearly half its staff, and the remaining workers could lose their jobs by summer.
Santa Clara County Files Suit Against San Jose The San Jose Redevelopment Agency owes the county almost $63 million going back three years.
San Jose Pledges To Fight For Redevelopment AgenciesGovernor Brown will reportedly propose the elimination of all redevelopment agencies in California.