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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: February 11th, 2011

RESPONSE TO REPORT CRITIQUING REDEVELOPMENT

Published on February 11, 2011

On February 9, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report critical of findings of an independent study commissioned by the California Redevelopment Association, which found that eliminating redevelopment could jeopardize more than 304,000  | Read More » |

RDA/ENTERPRISE ZONE ELIMINATION BATTLE RAGES ON

Published on February 11, 2011

As part of a coalition of more than 60 local governments, elected officials, business groups, and labor groups, environmental leaders, and affordable housing advocates, we have been working hard to stop the proposal to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies  | Read More » |

REGULATORY REFORM HEARINGS

Published on February 11, 2011

Business groups have complained for years that the California regulatory system is cumbersome, inefficient, and dampening the economic recovery. Last year, several bills were introduced meant to relieve some of the pressure, only to die in early policy  | Read More » |

GOV’S WATER CHIEF WANTS DELTA WATER DIVERSION

Published on February 11, 2011

“The Brown administration’s top official on Delta matters said this week he is confident a new aqueduct can be built to divert water from the Delta for water users in Southern California.” Jerry Meral, who was also with the first Brown Administration  | Read More » |

GOV DROPS STATE BUILDING SALE

Published on February 11, 2011

The Governor has decided to drop the sale of 11 office properties that the previous administration had pursued in order to raise $1.2 billion in immediate cash for the state budget. “Selling state buildings is the ultimate in kicking the can down  | Read More » |

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE ALMOST HERE

Published on February 11, 2011

So far this year your California State Legislature has introduced just over 700 separate pieces of legislation. However, next week is a major Constitutional marker in the process, known as “Bill Introduction Deadline.” Basically, all bills need  | Read More » |