Category: Redevelopment agencies

Month in Review, January 2012: Part 2, doing it right

20 April, 2012 (09:51) | Admin, California, China, Global news, Greece, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, Month in review, New Jersey, Politics, Redevelopment agencies, US News |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 11]   By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   January was a busy month, giving plenty of opportunity for me to explain events and, even easier, to fume polysyllabically at the hypocrisy and virtual thievery in broad daylight of the Eurozone’s leaders as they try […]

Month in Review, January 2012: Part 1, doing it wrong

19 April, 2012 (09:29) | Admin, California, China, Global news, Greece, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, Month in review, New Jersey, Politics, Redevelopment agencies, US News |

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Months in Review available here: Dec 11]   As I have a tendency to write on this blog about policy and programmatic matters, it’s appropriate to give pride of place to the individuals whose actions in action make up the markets that we seek to facilitate, shape, and guide, starting […]

Sacramento’s housing earthquake: Part 2, tomorrow is another day

4 January, 2012 (11:11) | California, Law, Local budgets, Proposition 13, Real estate taxes, Redevelopment agencies, US News |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post opened the New Year with the earthshaking news, reported among other places in the Los Angeles Times, that the California Supreme Court both upheld the California legislature’s elimination of the state’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs) and invalidated the reconstitution alternative the legislature had offered. […]

Sacramento’s housing earthquake: Part 1, I’ll think about that tomorrow

3 January, 2012 (12:01) | California, Law, Local budgets, Proposition 13, Real estate taxes, Redevelopment agencies, US News |

By:David A. Smith   Two days before year-end, a fiscal earthquake struck 400 of California’s cities, with a not-unexpected but bigger-than-anticipated judicial ruling by the California Supreme Court, upholding the California legislature’s elimination of the state’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs), and the return of their funding to the state’s coffers.  As reported by the Los Angeles […]