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Citing the demise of the city's redevelopment agency and the slow economic recovery from the Great Recession, the City Council unanimously approved a lean budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 at Tuesday night's meeting. The 2014-15 budget
Though in the works since 2008, the project was dealt a setback two years ago when Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature dissolved all local redevelopment agencies and ordered their funds and sales proceeds to be redistributed to local taxing agencies.
Cantu has been running the department since August 2013, when her predecessor, Cyndi Johnston, retired. "I'm thrilled to name Emily the new head of the city's Housing Department," said City Manager Laura Kuhn in a press release. "She's a long-time
Brentwood plans to appeal a court ruling that determined the city must pay $20 million to the state as a result of being on the losing side of a lawsuit involving redevelopment money that was spent to improve the downtown. The appeal stems from a
and sometimes frustrating -- journey, but the first phase in the restoration of one of the Delta's most historic buildings got under way this week. The Bing Kong Tong building began as a branch of the San Francisco Bing Kong Tong association to
Sponsors of a major low-income senior housing project planned for a prime location on San Pablo Avenue have hit a few financing snags with the dissolution of state redevelopment agencies and cuts to federal affordable housing construction programs.
Instead of selling a parcel at 1245 San Carlos Ave. at market rate and divvying up proceeds among them, the city hopes they'll let it give the property to a developer for $1...It was owned by the city's now defunct redevelopment agency and is
Open space advocates plan to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting in which the controversial plan is scheduled to be presented, as do business leaders who want to see the land developed. Officials first discussed the plan at a sparsely attended
In 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature eliminated redevelopment agencies throughout the state and mandated that their tax revenue be reallocated to school districts and other local entities. Many cities began establishing redevelopment
The money, which came from a 1997 settlement between Monterey County and the city's old redevelopment agency, is under state order to be divvied up between the city, county, school districts and other local agencies that share in property taxes. That'