East Bay: Cities Vow to Fight Redevelopment Plans
Contra Costa cities are vowing to fight a plan signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week to use money earmarked for local revitalization to plug the state deficit. Brown has endorsed two bills: One dissolves the state's nearly 400 redevelopment agencies and the other allows the agencies to remain if they "pay to play," handing over $1.7 billion in revenue to the state this year and making smaller payments in perpetuity. ..