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Cities challenge state budget measure cutting redevelopment districts

Original post made on Jul 19, 2011

A spokesman for the state government said today that officials are confident a new lawsuit will not derail a state budget measure that will either eliminate or reshape local redevelopment agencies.

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Posted by HowAboutSomeRelevance
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Come on Voice... how about providing some context or relevance to Mountain View?! What does this mean for the city and its two? redevelopment districts (Shoreline and Castro). Are there any implications (positive or negative) for the schools?

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Posted by Finally some fat trimming
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

About time some of the bottomless money pits are sealed up. Property tax money should only go to schools, not useless Agencies. Mr. Brown, this is a good start, keep up the good work.

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Posted by @Finally
a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Only go to schools? So you don't need things like roads, police, fire, parks, etc?

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Posted by Shoreline
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

I've heard that the Shoreline "redevelopment" district is technically a bit different from others and may not be categorized similarly to other redevelopment districts. If the Voice does a follow-up, perhaps they could investigate that too.