If you liked Jerry Brown of 1980 you are going to love him in 2011. You know all that money the City of Twentynine Palms has been rat holing and divvying out to their well placed friends over the years? Well that cookie Jar is about to be snatched away by Sacramento and you can take that to the bank!!!
January 10, 2011, 03:30 AM By Bill Silverfarb San Mateo Daily Journal staff
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget is expected to call for the dismantling of hundreds of redevelopment agencies when it is released today, prompting some local officials to call the plan “reckless” while others seem favorable to the idea.
The state faces a nearly $28 billion deficit and Brown’s proposed budget is expected to call for deep program cuts, including consolidation of state departments and agencies and deep cuts to K-12 education if tax extensions fail at the ballot box in June.
In recent years, California has had to borrow and take money away from local cities to keep the state running, including taking billions in RDA money.
There are over 400 RDAs in the state.
Last year, state officials ordered RDAs to redirect a total of $2.05 billion toward state obligations to schools.
On Friday, Dan Carrigg, the legislative director for the League of California Cities met with Brown on the budget prior to today’s release.
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