Tuesday, January 14, 2014

California's radical land use proposal

Paul Taylor  January 5, 2014
The pending California State Senate Bill 1 would grant government that capacity to take private property if government officials decide it’s being used “inefficiently.” SB 1 is authored by California Senate Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento.
Two years ago Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature abolished local redevelopment funding in California in order to transfer $1.5 billion from local governments to the state and cover some of its chronic billion-dollar budget deficit.
SB 1 would reintroduce property redevelopment that would only apply to land uses that would comply with the 2008 “sustainable communities strategy” of SB 375…..To Read More….

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