Can building freeway caps be made economically feasible? Can they be made to pay for themselves or at least defray a significant part of the cost through public private partnerships or selling development rights? What is a freeway cap? [Read more…] about Are Freeway Caps Feasible?
Should redevelopment in California be brought back from the dead? If so, what if any changes should be made? (Or if you are not a Californian, how is redevelopment working in your area or how should it be changed?) [Read more…] about Redevelopment Redux?
Following a state Supreme Court ruling that upheld legislation that dissolves redevelopment agencies effective Feb. 1, San Diego officials said they are unsure of what will happen to five affordable housing projects planned for sites close to downtown. [Read more…] about Redevelopment Ruling Puts Affordable Housing Projects in Jeopardy
California – In a one – two combination punch, the California Supreme Court effectively killed redevelopment in California this morning. [Read more…] about Redevelopment Dead in California
Save for the public restrooms on the waterfront, Downtown San Diego lacks these essential facilities that could keep our streets cleaner and improve the pedestrian [Read more…] about Much-needed public restrooms stalled
Yesterday, June 15, 2011, the California Legislature passed a budget that diverts essentially all redevelopment agency funding to school districts. The legislation, if signed by Gov. Brown as expected, disbands redevelopment agencies statewide but allows them to reconstitute conditioned on $1.7 billion in property tax contributions to school districts in fiscal year 2011-2012 and $400 million/yr. thereafter. [Read more…] about Only the Courts can Save CA Redevelopment Now . . .
As humans we are always quick to rationalize or dismiss things that we no longer value. After all, the world doesn’t rotate the sun, it centers on us. We really can’t see the world through other eyes, so we make our judgments based on the most respected and qualified person we know, and it is us. [Read more…] about “Nobody Goes There Anymore, Its’ Too Crowded” – Yogi Berra