Governor Brown's Redevelopment Plan
Fear of Governor Jerry Brown's plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies across the State to help balance the budget has resulted in a letter sent to the Governor from our city council and the issuance of a city-wide rebuke of the Governor's plan from City Manager Pat O'Keeffe. Emeryville, they remind us is unique in that virtually the entire city is in a redevelopment zone and any changes to redevelopment law brought from Sacramento will have profound effect on the city. While this is undoubtedly true, perhaps the change might not occur as City Hall says it will.
The City Manager has attempted to incite fear with his missive but Emeryville residents could benefit from a cogent appraisal of the Governor's plan with a different perspective. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Doug Kaplan offers a thoughtful alternative to the Emeryville City Hall wall of condemnation of Jerry Brown's plan. Here for your consideration, from Friday's Chronicle is Mr Kaplan's take on the Governor's redevelopment plan.
Re-Printed from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Why redevelopment subsidies must end
Friday, February 11, 2011
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