Dubroff: With water districts in a cost squeeze, mergers may be the best fix
Brown’s bold move to cut water use by 25 percent in cities and suburbs is really a shot across the bow of special districts to get their fiscal affairs in order or find merger partners.
Developers squabble over $8M RiverPark theater fund
As a new mixed-used housing project in downtown Oxnard lands on the table, the partners behind the development hope they can unlock a long-disputed $8 million that was once tied to the city’s redevelopment agency.
In with the old: Communities find new ways to fund redevelopment
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Goleta to sue state over missing RDA funds
The city of Goleta is taking on the big guys as it brings a lawsuit against the state, officials told community and business leaders at an event on May 30. Calling the lawsuit a “David vs. Goliath moment” at Goleta’s annual State of the City luncheon, Mayor Roger Aceves said the city will file papers Read More →
RiverPark theaters spark $8M dispute
The dissolution of California’s redevelopment agencies has left the developers of RiverPark in Oxnard wondering where to send an $8 million check. In a lawsuit filed Nov. 26, Ventura County Superior Court, the project’s developer, Shea Properties, allege that a dispute has broken out over $8 million they promised to pay in a deal to Read More →
Editorial: New redevelopment efforts should learn from RDA era
Getting housing right and at the right price is the key piece to the infrastructure puzzle.
Leaders talk redevelopment at Reagan library
California cities struggling to finance projects after the state abolished redevelopment agencies may get some relief from Sacramento, business leaders were told at a breakfast meeting Friday at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley. But the extent of any relief is unclear, according to panelists at a Corporate Leaders Breakfast sponsored by Cal Lutheran Read More →